Most Christians will agree that Christ provided salvation from sin and death, but few recognize that Christ died to redeem the whole world and that salvation is unlimited and includes all the human family.
When John saw Yasha, he said, “Behold the Lamb of Yahweh, which ‘takes away’ the sin of the world,” John 1:29.
Talking to the people of his day, Yasha said, “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die,” John 12:31-33.
The masses see the work of the cross as securing the salvation of a “little flock” while the greater multitudes perish. They do not comprehend the revelation of the firstfruits as the limited few who were dedicated to Yahweh’s purpose in bringing many sons into his glory. However, their unbelief cannot alter the fact that many scriptures concerning redemption are expressed by the unlimited word “all.”
“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming,” 1 Corinthians 15:21-23.
Because the majority of those within the ecclesiastical system in America have lost the love, zeal, and anointing of the early Church and have replaced the truth with customs, traditions and hypothetical theories. Many sincere Bible-believing Christians, being bound by fear of rejection, are forced to modify the word “all” with terms such as, “all but,” “all if,” and “all who,” etc. But Yahweh, being omnipotent, will not sacrifice his will nor abort his plan because of outside interferences or difficult obstacles that he didn’t anticipate. He has no reason to compromise or substitute them because of resistance—that which Yahweh purposes will be accomplished!
Yahweh is omnipotent. When Yahweh spoke, his word became substance. His ultimate will cannot miscarry. There is no power above him to prevent him from completing his design. His plans were made by an omniscient mind, and his desires are satisfied because his power has no boundaries, and his love has no limits. He wills that none should perish, and he works everything after the council of his own will. He will not alter his plan to conform to man’s prejudgments or finite knowledge.
“Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one “all” things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being “predestinated” according to the purpose of him who works “all things” after the counsel of his own will,” Ephesians 1:8-11.
Yahweh is the source of divine love and mercy; his intentions must express his substance (character). He will reveal his invisible self by the outward expression of his works.
Yahweh is not a man nor is he limited. “Yahweh is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19.
“Yahweh is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth,” John 4:24. As Spirit, he is not a mixture of good and evil but is completely good; therefore, the end results of his actions must express the personification of perfect love, goodness, wisdom, and power. Anything less would not be a true expression of his divine character.
Man is a temple—a material substance designed to house and express the Spirit of Yahweh. For this reason man is changeable; his expression is always dependent upon the spiritual influence he receives. When he is moved upon by good Spirit-influence he will produce a positive reaction while an evil spirit-influence will produce negative or bad reactions.
Yahweh is an unmixed Spirit-force. He is a continuous source of good, unmixed with evil. As Spirit, the end result of his actions can and must express his substance. Yahweh’s force is a manifestation or personification of love, goodness, wisdom, and strength. Anything less is not and can never be a true reflection of him.
Man is often forced, by reason of his limited wisdom and power, to settle for second best. Yahweh is unlimited, i.e. omnipotent; therefore, his intentions cannot be overpowered or overruled. He will not settle for second best. If a power or influence could reach above him, it would alter his status; therefore, that power would become the ruling monarch and he would become its subject.
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have ‘all men to be saved,’ and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God (ruling monarch), and one mediator between Yahweh and men, the man Christ Yasha; Who gave himself a ransom for ‘all,’ to be ‘testified’ in due time,” 1 Timothy 2:3-6.
Most of us who believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired word of Yahweh accept the atonement for sin and death as a finished work. But why do so many accept it on such limited bases? It seems to be reasonably easy to believe the atonement is effective for a chosen few who did nothing to merit salvation, then why is it so difficult to accept unlimited and unmerited salvation for all, especially since it is so clearly taught in the word?
“Wherefore Yahweh God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yasha every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yasha Christ is Lord, to the glory of Yahweh the Father. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is Yahweh which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure,” Philippians 2:9-13.
Yahweh speaks and he creates. He wills and it comes to pass. He promises and his word cannot be defied. “In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed,” was Yahweh’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 and 22:18. This promise was based upon Abraham’s past action. It is not a conditional promise. It is a covenant promise that depends wholly upon Yahweh’s faithfulness. It is binding upon the Father only—Abraham’s work was finished. Yahweh will not break his promise to Abraham.
Some will say, “The covenant was made only to Abraham’s seed.” I will agree if we are speaking of the birthright of the firstborn son to bless the latter born and if the seed they refer to is not natural Israel, but Christ and those who have become a part of him by being baptized into him.
Paul explains Yahweh’s covenant by asking, “Does Yahweh give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard? Consider Abraham: He believed Yahweh, and it was credited to him as righteousness.
“Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. The Scripture foresaw that Yahweh would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the Gospel in advance to Abraham: ‘All nations will be blessed through you.’ So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith,” Galatians 3:5-9 (NIV).
“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
“And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of Yahweh in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but Yahweh gave it to Abraham by promise.
“Wherefore then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator,” Galatians 3:16-19.
Verse twenty-eight explains that the promise that Yahweh made to Abraham concerning his seed did not come through nationality or gender: “For you are all the children of Yahweh by faith in Christ Yasha, For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Yasha, And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3:26-29.
“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Yahweh. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body,” Romans 8:20-23.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of Yahweh our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth,” 1 Timothy 2:1-4.
“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of Yahweh; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” 1 Corinthians 15:47-51.
We are justified in believing there is only “a little flock,” “a chosen few,” “a narrow path that is discovered by a minute group,“ and etc. when we are speaking of the “firstfruit company,” which is also called, “the son placed,” “the manifested sons,” “the overcomers,” or “the kingly priesthood order. This truth is established in the Scripture; however, this does not alter the fact that the word concerning redemption is expressed by the unlimited term “all.”
We do not always see a true revelation of Yahweh in his dealings with us because the operation is still in progress. One cannot look at the clay in the Potter’s hand and exclaim, “Oh, what a beautiful vessel you are molding!” The operation of the Potter must continue until the final touches are perfected before the work is ready for inspection. The skill of the Potter is on display when the vessel is finished. Although the comments are directed at the vessel, the ability and skill of the Potter is being judged.
Sometimes a skilled potter may be forced to display a flawed vessel by reason of his limited control and power over the substance he worked with, but Yahweh is unlimited, both in wisdom and power and will not accept second best.
“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.” Jeremiah 18:3-4.
“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to Yahweh.” Romans 14:11.
It is very difficult, if not impossible, for a finite mind to comprehend the meaning of “omnipotence” in the fullness of its scope. It overpowers our imagination, and we are prone to look at the world and consider it to be an awful and unprecedented disaster. We find no feasible solution for its dilemma, and we immediately become convinced that Yahweh surely bit off more than he could chew. But listen for a moment for him to express himself on the matter:
“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations. They have no knowledge, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god that cannot save. Tell and bring forth your case; yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the LORD God? And there is no other God besides Me, a just God and a Savior; there is none besides Me. Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is none other.” Isaiah 45:20-22 (NKJ).
“By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.’ “Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed, all who were incensed against him. In the LORD all the offspring of Israel shall triumph and glory,” Isaiah 45:22-25 (RSV).
John, on the Isle of Patmos, wrote of the consummation of this promise when he said, “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and ‘all’ that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever,” Rev. 5:11-13.
I are not teaching against the coming fire judgment, nor am I saying that sin will not be dealt with and destroyed, but what I want to make people aware of is that we are in the administration of the firstfruit call, when those who are willing to present their lives as a living sacrifice unto the Lord are to become a kingdom of priest and as such will reign with the Lord through the next dispensation.
It was years after the Lord started to deal with me about the restitution of all people before I could accept the revelation enough to study and establish it in the Word or to communicate with anyone on the subject. It was only after I learned that the word eternal in the New Testament didn’t really mean eternal that I was free to read the scriptures on the subject.
I still had some problems until I understood that allegories, parables, and imagery are fluently used in the scripture. The Lord used First Corinthians 2:14-16 as a release to begin a study and a research for the truth in 1967.
“But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ,” 1 Corinthians 2:14-16.
Eternal torture, no doubt, would be the very most incomprehensible form of misery and severe agony that could be conceived by anyone, even by Yahweh, yet Paul wrote fourteen letters and failed to make mention of it one time. Unless we use the scriptures in First Corinthians 3:13-15: “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire (fiery trials); and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”