Divine Healing

Divine Healing

Divine healing is one of the nine spiritual gifts set in the Church for the protection, admonition, and edification of the body of Christ. “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit,” 1 Corinthians 12:8-9. Healings were set in the Church for the healing of the body. It is a witness to the world of Yahweh’s power, love, and care for his children.
The power of Yahweh is manifested through spiritual gifts to nourish and strengthen the Church, or, as Paul pointed out, “Unto the edifying of itself in love.” These gifts are the children’s bread. They have many physical, financial, and spiritual benefits. Bread, a satisfying and nourishing food, is essential to the well-being of the body.

When Paul visited the church at Corinth, he found the lack of understanding spiritual gifts had left many of its members weak and sickly. Some of its members were spiritually asleep (1 Corinthians 11:30).

After more than nineteen hundred and seventy years of miraculous manifestations of Yahweh’s healing power, divine healing is as unpopular in Church bureaucracy as it was when the religious leaders crucified the lowly Galilean for practicing and preaching it.

There has never been a generation since the time of Christ that did not have the opportunity to witness miraculous manifestations of the healing power that the Savior taught and practiced. Yet there has never been a generation since Christ that the majority of the highly educated and trained theologians did not bitterly oppose the visible manifestation of supernatural healing power.

There is no subject in the Bible more clearly taught than divine healing. At least ninety-eight percent of all the recorded miracles Christ did were connected with some form of supernatural healing. Any teaching concerning Christ must present Him as a divine or spiritual healer. There is absolutely no way a Bible scholar can deny that the Savior practiced and encouraged the practice of supernatural healing. Not only did He teach His followers that supernatural healing was possible, but commanded His disciples to heal the sick. And when their faith was insufficient, He rebuked them (Mark 9:18-29).

The manifestation of healing power is so widely spread today that those of the civilized world who have not seen or personally experienced healing have had sufficient evidence to indicate divine healing is a reality. If we do not choose to investigate, we are without excuse.

The doctrine of divine healing is scripturally established. Yahweh made divine healing available to us. It is also apparent that about seventy-five percent of the religious world either acts indifferent or becomes hostile and argumentative when the subject of divine healing is introduced.

Surveys indicate a large percentage of people receiving doctors’ care are not physically ill. In view of this, we wonder if perhaps in spite of the pain and misery associated with disease and sickness if there is some strange and unexplained quirk within us that sometimes causes us to surrender to, if not openly invite and welcome, sickness and disease.
If divine healing is to be accepted as a benefit to the body, we must first be awakened to the root of the problem. Many people accept sickness and refuse healing. Is this not evidence that some need is being met through sickness? We live in a time of severe pressures. On every hand, demands, insensitiveness, and disrespect are ripping apart family ties and close relationships.

This is the materialistic age; too many things have preeminence over our relationships with family and friends. Our busy work schedules seem to leave no time for relationships and communication. Many people feel empty and unfulfilled in the midst of great wealth, yet they continue to sacrifice relationships to grasp for more material things.

We find a growing number of our citizens lonely, neglected, and depressed—especially among the children and the elderly. But the numbers are increasing among all age groups, because this condition prevails where individuals are neglected or are deprived of a close personal commitment and spiritual relationship with others.

Sometimes physical illness can fulfill a subconscious desire to draw the attention of those we love. In times of illness, we may receive the respect and recognition that has escaped us or it may become a release valve to relieve ourselves of built up pressure and stress. Illness can become a way of telling those around us that our load is too heavy. Sometimes sickness is a signal that our body needs an opportunity to rest and revitalize. Medical attention can make one feel pampered, recognized, and cared for.

In severe cases of neglect and loneliness, sickness can stem from a subconscious death wish. When life has become futile, the body seems to send out self-destruct signals. This condition should not occur so often in a country founded on Christian principles.

Divine healing is from the realm of the Holy Spirit. It edifies the spirit and lifts us above the need to pamper our carnal emotions. It does not give us retreat and recreation, but revitalizes, energizes, and shoves us to the front line of the battle.
If we have never become awakened to the needs of the spirit, healing could appear to be a very unwelcomed answer to our problems. When the spirit is neglected, bruised, and starved it becomes sick, which affects the body and its emotions. The emotions, if allowed, will then lead us into all manner of fantasized and empty experiences. Our spirits must receive spiritual love and communion to be healed. It is possible for our needs to be met through the Spirit- filled and energized body of Christ. Without the operation of the Holy Spirit our spirits’ needs cannot be supplied. When our spiritual needs are not met, the body suffers through some form of illness: physical, mental, or emotional. In extreme cases, all three conditions exist depending on the extent the spirit has suffered neglect.

Let us examine the problems at the church in Corinth. In the eleventh chapter of his first epistle to them, Paul rebukes the members for their lack of spiritual discernment. They did not understand their responsibility to the body, nor did they understand the composition of the body of Christ. Paul looked at the outward manifestation of their works to diagnose the condition of the spiritual man that generated the weakness in the church. These Christians, even though they were Yahweh’s children, were moving in an emotional and carnal realm. Being self-motivated, they were not meeting the spirit needs of the people. They were not manifesting spiritual love; they were unwilling to share with others, because they did not care about their needs.

These conditions exist today in formal and dead churches. “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep,” said the wise old Apostle.

Our physical bodies have natural needs, but our spirits’ needs must take preeminence. Christ spoke of this need when He said, “Man shall not live by bread (symbolizing natural food) alone but by every word of Yahweh,” Luke 4:4.
Sharing the word is spoken of in the Bible as breaking bread. In some places, the word of Yahweh is spoken of as Living Waters and a River of Life. Paul used the communion to teach us the need for giving and receiving the natural things, as well as the things of the Spirit.

Yasha gave Himself, saying, “Take eat: this is my body which is broken for you,” 1 Corinthians 11:24. Then, “I am the bread of life,” John 6:35. Paul says, “I speak to the wise men: judge ye what I say, the cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion (the partnership, the participation, the sharing, the association) of the body of Christ (1Corinthians 10:15-17)?”

The members of this young body of believers at Corinth were selfishly consuming their abundance of food and drink and refusing to share with those that were hungry. They were without Spirit-love and compassion for the other members of the body.

Yahweh understood our spirits’ need for communion, for this reason He placed His newborns into a family unit. The Church is the spiritual family of Yahweh. As family members in equal standing with the Father, all members should be loved and cared for by that unit.

Our spirits’ needs include the physical, mental, and emotional. The person that is receiving a balanced spiritual diet is strong in all these facets. The Church is spoken of as the bride of Christ; it is the feminine part of Christ (Ephesians 5:30-32). As in the natural, so it is in the spiritual family, children are to be loved, protected, fed, corrected, trained, respected, recognized, and appreciated. We must encourage the members to allow their spirit to develop and mature. Spirit-children, like the natural children, should grow and desire to follow the actions of the parents. A child will become the product of their parent-figures in his life.

I am convinced that the Church will produce healthy offsprings when it recognizes the need of expressed love and binding relationships. Very large and formal churches cannot, nor do they usually attempt to, create a social binding of its members. I am not speaking of casual handshakes; I am speaking of involvement and of holy, clean, and spiritual commitments. I am speaking of the Church as a family unit- Yahweh’s family. I am speaking of becoming the manifestation of the living, loving, caring, ever-present Christ—the head of the Spirit-born family of Yahweh.

The Church must express Yahweh to the world as the Father who loves, provides, heals, nourishes, encourages, and cares for his precious children. Oh, the beauty that the world would behold if only the veil of flesh that covers the nations could be ripped away so that Yahweh might be seen and understood in the fullness of his glory (2 Corinthians 3:13-18).
Divine healing builds faith, and faith restores peace. Misery, worry, and anxiety abides not in a house where peace reigns. Worry and anxiety are known killers of mankind. It is well proven that our way of thinking and our attitude toward life can bring ill health and unhappiness. Yasha has the power and the will to heal us both spiritually and physically. Each unit, or local body, should seek Yahweh for faith and deliverance from carnal thinking until it can function in its full potential. When this is done, it will meet the spiritual needs of the people. The Church will not be condemned with the church at Corinth, and there will be no need for sickness in the body.

Yasha commanded his disciples to heal the sick as they preached the gospel of the Kingdom: “And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils; freely ye have received, and freely give,” Matthew 10:7-8. “And when he had called unto Him His disciples, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease,” Mathew 10:1.

Yasha’s work was hindered by unbelief: “And He went out from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples followed Him…. And He could do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief…,” Mark 6.1, 5-6.

The Lord’s power must be present to heal: “And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them,” Luke 6: 17.

Healing is a sign that follows the believer: “He that believes 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 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 16:16- 18.

Healing is for the New Testament. believers: “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him,” James 5:14-15.

Divine healing is not for unbelievers: “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering, for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed, for let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord,” James 1:6-7.
Divine healing was always practiced. Moses prayed for his brother Aaron and his sister Miriam when they were afflicted with leprosy because they were prejudiced: “Moses cried unto Yahweh saying, heal her now, O Yahweh, I beseech thee, and the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again,” Numbers 12:13-14.

Leprosy was healed under the law: “And the Lord spake unto Moses saying, this shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper…;” Leviticus 14:1-3.

Elisha healed Naaman: “And it was so when Elisha the man of Yahweh had heard that the King of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the King, saying wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? Let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel. Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of Yahweh: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean,” 2 Kings 5:8-14.
Elisha healed the Shunammite’s son: “And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life. And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, my head, my head. And he said to a lad, carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then he died. And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the Man of Yahweh, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the Man of Yahweh, and come again. And he said, wherefore wilt thou go to him today? It is neither new moon, nor Sabbath. And she said, it shall be well. Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee. So she went and came unto the Man of Yahweh to Mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the Man of Yahweh saw her afar off, that he said to Behazi his servant, Behold yonder is that Shunammite: Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well. And when she came to the hill, she caught him by the feet; but Behazi came near to thrust her away. And the Man of Yahweh said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the Lord has hid it from me, and hath not told me…. And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord…. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes,” 2 Kings 4:17-37.

Abimelech was healed: “So Abraham prayed unto Yahweh: and Yahweh healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservant; and they bare children,” Genesis 21:17.

Healing was common in Bible times: “And Yasha went about all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease among the people. And His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with divers disease and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them,” Matthew 4:23-24.

Yasha healed the centurion’s servant: “And Yasha said unto the Centurion, go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour,” Matthew 8:13.

Peter’s mother-in-law was healed: “But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them,” Mark 1:30-31.

Yasha healed the sick: “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick,” Matthew 8:16.

Yasha healed a great multitude: “And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all,” Matthew 12:15.

The demon possessed, blind and mute were healed: “Then was brought unto him (Christ) one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, in so much that the blind and dumb both spake and saw,” Matthew 12:22.
Yasha healed out of compassion: “And Yasha went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick,” Matthew 14:14.

People brought the blind, mute, maimed, and many others to Yasha for healing: “And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Yasha’s feet; and He healed them,” Matthew 15:3.

Yasha healed the Judeans that followed him: “And great multitudes followed Him and He healed them there.” Matthew 19:2.

“And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple; and He healed them,” Matthew 21:14.

“And Yasha went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people,” Matthew 9:35.

Paul healed the sick: “And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: the same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, stand upright on thy feet, and he leaped and walked,” Acts 14:8-10.

Peter healed the sick: “And he (Peter) took him by the right hand, and lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength,” Acts 3:7.

The dead were raised: “And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead, and Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him,” Acts 20:9,10.
Yasha healed a nobleman’s son: “So Yasha came again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When He heard that Yasha was come of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto Him, and besought Him that He would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Yasha unto him, except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Yasha saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Yasha had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth,” John 4:45-51.

As members of the body of Christ, we have certain responsibilities to other members. One of these is keeping our spirits healthy and alert; in doing this, we are protecting our bodies against sickness and disease. When one member is overcome by illness, other members should band together in the restoration of that member.

James admonishes the sick to confess their sins that they may be healed (James 5:16). This commandment often generates hostility, but it shouldn’t, “For we have all sinned and come short of the glory of Yahweh,” Romans 5:12. “If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sin He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, if we say we have not sinned we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. My little children, these things I write unto you, that ye sin not, and if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yasha Anointed, the righteous” 1 John 1:8-10, 2:1.

Many people show an attitude of doubt when attempting to confess sin. Example: They say, “If I’ve done anything wrong, Lord, forgive me.” Even though this may seem to have a pious ring, it is not confessing sin, nor does it reveal a right attitude toward our relationship with Yahweh. If we do not know the difference between good and evil, or know if our actions are right or wrong, we should study the Bible prayerfully. We should ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us.

Confessing sins is admitting our lack. We must name it. Example: “I am guilty of slothfulness. Lord, please forgive me,” or “I have harbored ill will in my heart, and I seek deliverance,” or “I have acted selfishly, and I am asking for your forgiveness.” Confession is an indication of guilt and reveals a need for improvement or correction—it should generate action in that direction. If we recognize our sin, yet continue to generalize and say, “Lord, forgive my sins,” or “Forgive me if I have sinned,” then we could be refusing to face our problems.

If we wish to avoid the sins caused by ignorance, we can say, “Lord, if I have sinned, please reveal this to me.” Wait before the Lord in prayer and study. Always be ready to repent (turn from the wrong). This attitude promotes spiritual growth and generates progress.

We should keep the commandments, Exodus 15:26: “If thou wilt diligently harken to the voice of Yahweh thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that heals thee.” Just as important, we must not doubt Yahweh’s love and concern for us, nor should we doubt His power to heal (Hebrews 11:6; Psalms 103:1-5).
He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrow, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of Yahweh, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed,” Isaiah 53:3- 5.

Our love and concern for others must be visible. It is not enough to just love; we must let others know we love. As our love flows out, we will begin to reap a hundredfold harvest of our sowing. This is the principle of sowing and reaping. If we wish to be healed, we must learn to be faithful in praying for others. “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, `that ye’ may be healed, the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much,” James 5:16.

Did the Savior Die on Friday

Did the Savior Die on Friday?

Universally, Christians, almost without exception, believe that our Savior died on late Friday afternoon and resurrected early Easter Sunday morning. They do not consider that it falsifies the statement our Savior made when he said that he would be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.

It is obvious the Church fathers of Rome did not consult with truth and reality when they decided to replace the original Passover with the pagan Easter (Astarte, Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Eostre), the Teutonic goddess of Spring and fertility. She was worshipped as the wife of Baal. The truth of the resurrection had to be disguised before they could convince the believers that Christ had been crucified on Friday. Friday was held sacred in honor of Dagon, the fish god.

That they did then and still do honor this fish god is made obvious as we see the pope of Rome crowned with a fish-head. The tradition of eating fish on Friday speaks for itself. This is the reason they would have us believe there were only thirty-six hours between the death of Christ and his resurrection. It seems to be an awkward attempt to include both their heathenish god and goddess into the Christian religion. The surprising thing about the whole operation is it has worked.
The fish-head garb the pope wears on his head belongs to Rome and to Rome only. The crown of the high priest of the Mosaic order is described by Flavius Josephus, a historian that lived in the Holy Land in the time of Christ. In “The Wars of the Jews,” vol.1, book 5, chapter 5, verse 7. He comments on the crown of the high priest, saying, “A mitre also of fine linen encompassed his head, which was tied by a blue ribbon, about which there was another golden crown, in which was engraved the sacred name; it consist of four vowels.”

According to Bede, a noted theologian (673-735 AD) and English historian, not only was the season of Ashtoreth or Eostre a time of great festivity, but sacrifices were offered to Baal and this goddess. And according to the Bible, many of these sacrifices were children and young women. See the seventh chapter of Jeremiah. The queen of heaven in this chapter is referring to Ashtoreth (Easter).

Many denominations are pointing an accusing finger at the Church of Rome while they are involved in her pagan rituals and honor the same pagan days she designated as sacred. If they allow these pagan days, with their heathenish customs, to replace the original holy days that were set in the Church by Yahweh, they are as guilty as the people who established them.

The most popular defense for keeping with these customs and objecting to honoring the original Holy days is, “We are not under the law; therefore, we are not obligated to acknowledge these days. And we are at liberty to acknowledge the holidays set apart by Rome if we choose.” And so they do, at great expense and a greater sacrifice of time, with no qualms. Yet adherence to the holy days, designated by the Father, demands no sacrifice and very little inconvenience to the dedicated Christian. They are given, not as a burden, but to make the heart glad. The great difference in observing the holy days Yahweh designated and in keeping those heathenish festivities designated by Rome, is that Rome’s days edify the flesh while the holy days of Yahweh edify the spirit. But keeping the biblical holy days invites persecution, scorn, and contempt for the Christian who refuses to bow to Rome’s demand to honor their days. The sad reality of this is that the persecution now also comes from the Christians without Rome’s assistance.

A shade, or shadow, is a veil that shields those who are unable to bear the fullness of the light, without diminishing the glory of the light. The Spirit-given holy days are given as just that. Perhaps some are able to approach the greater glories, but if they seek to destroy the veils that protect those who cannot attain to their realm of light, they allow their light to blind those that cannot look into the brighter light. Shadows reveal the presence of an unseen light without looking directly at it or without diminishing it.

If we should agree with Rome that the modern holidays remind us of the past, we would still be justified in our proclamation that they do not reveal the glories of future. But in reality, the custom of these religious days have absolutely nothing to do with Christianity; their customs are all from Babylon.

We should not argue with two facts. The first is that the Savior preached more than three years and obviously uttered many deep and wonderful sayings and did many miraculous works that are not recorded in the Bible. Yet the only record we have of His deeds and acts are recorded in the Bible. So few are they that an average reader could read everything written about Him in a very short time; therefore, it is obvious that every word that was written was written for an important reason. The second is that the mythical gods that were worshipped by the Greeks and Romans in those days were, in reality, demon spirits. It is also evident that many of those heathen relics and statues are still around. Of course we know the statues have no power. However, the spirits connected with them are demon spirits, and demons do have power. See First Corinthians 10: 20-21, Revelation 9:20, and Deuteronomy 32:16-17. This being true, should we not be thoughtful, prayerful, and willing to search for truth concerning the keeping of Sunday and other religious holidays at the expense of breaking the commandments?

If Christ did not resurrect on Sunday as they have pretended, then all claims of Sunday’s legitimate observance is invalid and pagan. The inspired word of Yahweh is clear on this subject. Because the world blindly observes these pagan holidays many sincere believers are involuntarily involved in idolatry. But the time has come to “Come out of her, my people, that you be not partaker of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues,” Revelation 18:4.

Yahweh’s revealed truth is alive and growing. The Church is receiving greater revelation day by day. We are not judged by the limited revelation of our forefathers, nor did our light of truth judge them. But we must search and strive to walk in the Word by discerning the Spirit of our day. We cannot say, “Our forefathers walked with Yahweh and were pleasing in his sight, even though they followed the traditions of Rome.” They cannot be judged by the word that was not revealed in their day. Their lack was sincere, ours is self-imposed. We have the answer, if we want them, while most of them did not. Therefore, if we are to be pleasing in his sight, we must accept the present revealed word in the Spirit of the day in which we live.

Yahweh said, “Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” If we are willing to accept the revealed word for our day, we will have no need to worry about accepting the things that he will be revealing tomorrow. The Bible tells us to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good. We are to prove all things by the written word, certainly not by ignoring the word and holding to the pagan traditions. The church of Rome openly admits that she alone is responsible for the, so-called, sacredness of Sunday and the designation of the other holidays. Why then do Christians refuse to hear her testimony?

The Sign of Jonah

The Savior used the three days and three nights that Jonah was in the belly of the whale as a sign of his Messiahship. He said it was a sign to that wicked generation and the only sign they would receive; “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeking after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas; for as (the same, no different) Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, Matthew 12: 38-40.

Some say that our Savior, because of his Greek upbringing, counted any part of a day a whole day and was not mindful of the night at all, as was the custom of the Greeks. But will the Bible support this theory? “Yasha answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day?” St. John 11: 9. If there were only twelve hours in one day, as the Savior taught, then the other twelve of the twenty-four hours must have been called night.

It matters not how the Greeks reckoned time; the Hebrews did not accept a partial day as a whole day, and the scripture that our Savior referred to was from the Hebrew writings; therefore it carries the Hebrew meaning. Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale according to the Hebrew scripture. Our Savior would be in the heart of the earth the same length of time. There is not one scripture that contradicts his statement; therefore, I see no solid ground upon which an opposition to its fulfillment could be established.

“And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear you not: I know that you seek Yasha, which was crucified. He is not here: for He was raised, as He said,” Matthew 28:6, Interlinear. Please note the past tense. They did not, as some suppose, walk upon a resurrection scene. The resurrection had already taken place. But when did it take place? Not at the dawning on Sunday morning—he was not there and this was before sunrise. It was very early, and if you take the angels word for it, he resurrected before they arrived. But do we have the answer? If we read the Bible, we do. “Remember how he spoke to you, yet being in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and to be killed, and the third day to rise again,” Luke 24:6-7.

In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delived into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered his words (Luke 24:5-8, NIV).

If He stayed in the heart of the earth three days and three nights, that would be six times twelve hours, or seventy-two hours. He did not say it would be three days and three nights from the time he was hung on the cross, neither did he say it would be three days and three nights from the time he died until he arose. He said He would spend seventy-two hours in the heart of the earth. I do not understand those who would go out of their way to discredit this sign to the generation of his day. And I can assure you that this sign has a greater depth of meaning than the sign he gave to that generation, if we have ears to hear and eyes to see.

The sign given to that wicked generation had to be a true sign. It had to be something they could see and believe, or it could not be called a sign. If he said he would give them a sign, I am convinced they received a sign.

In another scripture the Savior said there were twelve hours in a day. One twenty four-hour period was considered a complete day, such as a Sabbath. But when He referred to the particular time He was to be entombed, He was very careful to point out that it was to be three days and three nights, seventy-two hours. If anyone had believed him, they could have witnessed his resurrection. But even his mother had a few anxious moments over that one. She believed that she could conceive, but she did not fully accept that the earth would birth a Son.

The purpose of this study is to expose the myth that our Savior was crucified on Friday and resurrected on Sunday by using the truth revealed in the Word. The first truth that must be established is that our Savior fulfilled the sign of Jonah by staying in the tomb exactly the length of time that he had said he would.

If, by dealing in truth concerning this subject, we are able to expose the Easter and holy Sunday myth, we will break the power of the deception that holds many in bondage to idolatry through mythology.

If the Savior was crucified late Friday afternoon, He would have come out of the grave late Monday afternoon, if he was to fulfill the sign given by Jonah.

“And He began to teach them that it is necessary for the Son of man to suffer many things, and to be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and after three days to rise again,” Mark 8: 31.

Our Savior was choosing his words carefully so that they would convey a precise revelation. He was teaching a message that they could not comprehend at the time, but the words of his teaching must be so exact that they could believe he was the Son of Yahweh because of it. He was aware that they would strive to recall every word he had spoken as soon as the Holy Spirit revealed him to them. These were his witnesses; they were to spread his word, convince the world that he was the Messiah, and become so convinced that they would be willing to die for their witness. These men had to be given accurate information.

Could we be justified in assuming that much of what Christ told them was misleading and irrelevant to the gospel truth? Why did he say “after three days” if what he really meant was thirty-six hours or less? Why did he specifically say three days and three nights if what he really meant was one day and two nights? Was there a reason why he wanted them to know that he would be in the grave exactly seventy two hours? The unbelievers acted upon his word more than his family and friends. The women did not come to see if he had risen; they came to anoint a dead body.

Another facet of truth to be mindful of when dealing with the time element of the resurrection, is the difference in the Hebrew method of starting a new day. While most of the world begins a new day at midnight, the Hebrew’s start their new day at the start of our evening. This explains why it was necessary to bury the body of Christ before nightfall. If they did not dispose of the body quickly, they would have violated the High Sabbath, which was the first day of unleavened bread.
His disciples were aware that the true Messiah would die on Passover. They understood the Feast of Passover and the seven days of unleavened bread that followed. They would have known that the first day of the week was sacred to the sun worshippers; therefore, they would not have had anything to do with the so-called Sabbath switch.

Many say the day we honor as Yahweh’s holy, sanctified, Sabbath is irrelevant, but every seven days another Sabbath rolls around, and people go about their labors and wait for Rome’s so-called holy Sunday. They say it matters not which day Yahweh chose to call Sabbath. They are free to change the Sabbath at will. However, the Bible tells us that the seventh day was not called seventh day, but was called Sabbath from the day it came into existence (Genesis 2: 2-3). Those who make the above supposition, do so without scriptural authority.

It would be easier to change the name “horse” to “cow” than it would be to change the name of the seventh day. Yahweh said it was Sabbath; therefore, it was Sabbath; it is Sabbath. And as long as time exists, every time the six days pass the next day will be a Sabbath, that is, unless we happen to start counting on Thursday or some other day except on the first day of the week. If we decide to choose the first day of the week as our Sabbath, what then shall we call the seventh day? What does the Bible call the seventh day? Could we truthfully say we had kept the Sabbath? If we should keep six days and work on the seventh day, could we say we had kept the Sabbath? Sabbath is the name of the seventh day. This word is the Hebrew Shabbath. The Hebrew word for seventh is shebiyiy, and the Hebrew word for rest is shabath.

Please note, on the shebiyiy (seventh) day the people would shabath (rest) because it was the Shabbath (Sabbath) day of shabath (rest). If a man should shabath (rest) on the first and on the sixth day, he was still commanded to shabath (rest) on the shebiyiy (seventh) day because it was the shabbath (Sabbath) day. The people that Christ ministered to in the days of his flesh made the word of Yahweh of none effect by their customs. Could keeping Sunday be a custom? Is it biblical?

§ Shebiyiy = the Hebrew spelling of the number seven.
§ Shabbath = the name of the seventh day.
§ Shabath = what was to be done on Shabbath.

The point that I am attempting to make is that the people were to honor the Sabbath day because it was sanctified, set apart, hallowed, made holy, and blessed by the Father on the day it was created. The people were not commanded to cease from their labor because they needed to rest, pray, think, sleep, or for any reason other than the seventh day had been proclaimed sanctified (hallowed) as a memorial that Yahweh was the Creator, a fact that stands in spite of all that is taught in the public school system or dreamed up in the mind of man. The Creator created all things in six days, and for that reason, and for no other. He sanctified and blessed the seventh day; yet, we know the Sabbath has a symbolic message for anyone who has ears to hear. (see “The Sunday Controversy”).

Christ taught his disciples, saying, “The son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him; and after that He is killed, He shall rise the third day,” Mark 9: 31. The scriptures make it clear that our Savior was out of his tomb by the time his mother and the other women arrived at the sepulcher early on the first day of the week, Sunday, which was the day that the heathen had so named in honor of their sun god.

Most people are now taught that the day known to the Israelites as preparation day was on Friday, and this is where the confusion takes over because the next day after the crucifixion “was” a Sabbath (Mark 15:42). But if you count backward from Sunday morning, the day they say he resurrected, three days (three 24 hour periods) you will note that the crucifixion would have occurred on Thursday morning, and of course this makes no sense when compared with Bible teaching on the time. But if we take into consideration that Thursday was a “High” Sabbath, meaning it was the day following Passover (Exodus 12:16-17) and not a weekly Sabbath. It will quickly clear up the confusion.

People are sometimes deceived into believing that Yahweh allowed the days of the week to become confused. History research will verify this never happened. The first day of the week was a holy day to Rome hundreds of years before Christ came to be crucified. Do not think that they would allow their holy days to be lost. But if they had so desired to confuse the days, Yahweh would have preserved them. Has he not preserved his Word all these many years? His word shall never pass away.

History verifies that Passover (the death of Christ) was on Wednesday the 14th in the ninth hour (3 p.m. modern time) in the year Christ died. By the end of that day (12th hour) the body of our Savior was to be laid in the tomb. He was to be in the heart of the earth (the unseen state) for 72 hours: from Wednesday the ninth hour to Thursday the ninth hour is 24 hours— this 24 hour period was a High Sabbath. Then from Thursday the ninth hour to Friday the ninth hour makes 48 hours. And then from Friday the ninth hour to Saturday the ninth hour will total 72 hours. Yasha then rose on Saturday on the ninth hour of the day, which was three hours before Sunday, the first day of the week (St. John 19:41-42). Therefore he had been out of the tomb about twelve hours when the women went to anoint his body early Sunday morning.
If his disciples and relatives had believed, they could have witnessed the resurrection. He told them the exact time of his coming out of the grave. He could not have stayed less than seventy-two hours or more than seventy two hours and yet fulfill his prophecy.

People did not take his statements any more seriously than they do today. Many may feel if their church teaches it, they do not need to look for more truth. They are not concerned with any more than the status quo of their comfortable little nest.
My greatest fear is that I will drift off to sleep indifferent to the gospel and hear Christ say as he did to his apostles the night of his crucifixion, “Sleep on now, and take your rest.”

 

Timeline from Yasha’s death to His Resurrection

 

Death Is Not Our Friend

Death Is Not Our Friend

The problem in the Church is not lack of faith altogether, but a misunderstanding of what death is; it is an enemy. According to the Scripture, death is an enemy and we have dominion over it. That does not mean that you and I have dominion alone; mankind on a whole has dominion. At times we definitely affect each other in a very bad sense. Creation moves as one and we gradually make the world better. Our world is 50% better than it was when I was a child 70 years ago. Things are happening all the time that look bad to us now because we can’t understand, but we will see the reason for it later on.

Think of Africa’s situation in the past—I mean the awful days of slavery. Those days were dreadful, but there was one thing that could have been worse, and that was, being trapped for the ages to come in the jungle prison they were taken out of. These people were killing each other and making slaves of one another, it was not a tolerable existence. They were so ignorant that they murdered their twins. But they did not have any way to get out of their ignorance. So the Lord stirred up the white man’s greed and away he went to reveal it to the world and himself.

The white man kidnapped the blacks and made slaves of them. In his desire to gain more from his slaves, he taught them skills and trades, and conditioned them to meet their own needs.

When the time came, the white man fought for the black man’s freedom and won it. How else were they to get to the new world? They had no modern skills; all they knew was jungle life. They had proved for hundreds of years that they did not have the ability to better themselves in that environment. As the white man’s slaves, they were forced out of their mindset. It looked cruel at the time, and it was, but notice what is happening now to the offspring of the ones who were not blessed enough to become slaves to the white man—their children are bloated with starvation, and their ignorance still has them imprisoned.

Look at the offspring of the slaves— they are free, free to go to college, learn trades, educate their children, and meet their own needs. They, also, are skilled actors, sportsmen, teachers, politicians, etc.; they stand shoulder to shoulder with the other races. What are they doing about their peers in Africa? They are going back in and teaching them. Within a hundred years, Africa will have shook loose from the white man’s control altogether to become one of the leading nations of the world. But we all know the awful bloody trail they have traveled.

Now Yahweh is saying to the Church, “Come up higher in your concept. Stop just saying you love and start loving your fellowman. Stop killing and judging other people, outgrow war, and find a way to express love to your enemy.”
I know the situation looks bad now, but it doesn’t look as bad as it did during the Civil War. We are in transition today as surely as they were in a transition then. They came through, and so will we.

It takes wisdom to trust goodness, and it takes wisdom to know goodness when we see it. The Lord never told us to praise him “for” all things—that would be really foolish. He said, Praise Him “in” (in spite of) all things.

The Holy Spirit reveals more and more truth in every phase of man’s existence, so when evil comes, someone will respond in a positive manner and use it as a stepping stone.

Think of the past generations and remember some of the odd convictions they held, and think of your own convictions now. Is there a visible improvement? Sure there is! How much? There is a tremendous difference—right? Did they affect you in your decision to do better? Did you use their lack as a stepping stone to reach a higher plateau of thought?

The Church is now in bondage to the traditions of the carnal mind, which is ignorance to the truth. We eat too much, we drink unhealthy drinks, we breathe unhealthy air, and we live in a polluted environment, which kills us off one at a time. Besides that, as a whole, we do not accept that we have been given power over our body, yes, even over death. Christ said we would die in our unbelief and ignorance if we did not rise above carnality.

I do not believe our Lord wants us to dwell on this present level of understanding. We are gradually moving upward, not unlike the Africans, some of us still must die in our prison of lack. It seems we must wait until our whole body permits us to rise above death. But someone must take hold of the truth, which our Savior taught, and turn it into a living word.

Oh, my friend, it is not written that we must wait on our brethren to go behind the veil with us, but who among us is strong enough to survive alone? Who can pay the price of believing all the truth? Just as they turned on Stephen and gnawed on him with their teeth before they stoned him to death, so they turn on us. Why were they so upset? Stephen was coming against the status quo. Try to be different and your ignorant peers will crucify you—but their action brings with it an awakening.

We, the wisest of creation, once made a decision to accept slavery and behold there were slaves. We looked at the brutality of our deeds and knew it was a manifestation of what we stood for and what we were on the inside, as a whole, and we said in our hearts, “This is not our full potential, we can do better than this,” and we did. We died by the thousands to buck against the level of intelligence that produced slavery.

Was slavery ever right? Of course it was not, just as it was evil when Joseph spent time in prison. But his stay brought conviction upon his brethren. Selling Joseph was not the beginning of their brutality, cruelty, and ignorance—they were enslaving other men and women continuously. Abraham had over three-hundred slaves. But with their action of selling Joseph, sin became magnified in their own eyes. Selling their innocent brethren became a mirror that reflected back to them the depths of their true nature and they said, “We’re horrid, shameful, we are vile men, and we can do better.” Their “better” does not look so good by our standard today, but it was a commendable improvement over what they were before.
We can look back at mankind’s experiences to find the wisdom of the Lord by looking at what came out of the horrid years of reformation. Looking closely at the pages of history, we ask, Where did the slave-holders come from? Why were they willing to forsake all and come to an untamed wilderness to face the Indians, death, and starvation? They come out of the religious slavery of their environment, but they were far from free men. They carried the sperm of slavery with them in their hearts—few were willing to truly allow other men to enjoy the privilege they sought, that is, to experience freedom. Too many sought to enslave others after they came to the new land. But can you see how the white man, the Indian, and the African were all brought into that conflict to help each of them to rise above the ignorance of enslaving other men? The Bible truths reveal that we do not live above our actions.

I used to think that the dark ages were created by a few bad men ruling over good people, but the dark ages were produced by the status quo of that realm of understanding. I look at our status quo and struggle for faith to believe civilization can survive it. It can and it will. I say this because I have tested Yahweh’s word and found it is true—it says we will; therefore, we will.

I have been learning more about the potential of the human brain, and in doing so; I came face to face with the knowledge that this scene is greater than we are. There is a Master Mind at work here who has a master plan that is so far above the creature at this stage of learning that it is staggering.

I read some of the surmising of the carnal man, and I am overwhelmed that mankind, as a whole, is so out of touch with reality. But we have come a long ways—that makes me know He is with us, and it gives me strength to go on.

I am daily travailing to reach a realm of understanding that is beyond me, but, then I am reminded that the proportion which the minority has reached (though it is far below the fullness when spoken), falls on deaf ears ninety-five percent of the time and puts the speaker on his own little Isle of Patmos—but this is how we climb. It is a slow process, but like Edison, one man thinks and a few hundred years later, the light comes on for the rest of the world? I hate to think of what I would be accomplishing today if Edison and his colleagues had not committed themselves to their vision. I am thankful for the thinkers of the past, without their faithfulness I would be struggling with my feather and candle.

We are growing. Yahweh is expanding our minds; he is at work here. Those who experience premature death belong to Yahweh. We miss them and in our ignorance to Yahweh’s plan, we cry out, Why? Why? Why? But the truth is, we latch on to people that are given to us to enjoy for a season as if they were always ours and ours alone. That is not true.

I do not know where my deceased loved ones are, but I know the One who is in charge of their destiny, and I know it is okay with them no matter where they are. I do not want to leave this temple of flesh, but I do not want to linger on in the bondage of the status quo. If I cannot muster the faith in this body to move on into a higher realm of glory or be effective in reaching others with what I see, I do not choose to become a burden in the flesh.

But the Spirit revealed that Yahweh’s strength undergirds us when our faith is lacking. He will become our strength if we are willing to exercise faith and commitment—but we must exercise both. It is difficult to believe anything unless we have some evidence that it exists. But if we will trust our higher intelligence, we can create that which we can grasp.
Surely there is substantial evidence that we were created by a higher intelligence, and as we look at man and his magnificent brain we know that death is not powerful enough to hold him captive forever. But if we each wait until immortality becomes the status quo before we decide that it is available to the believer, we may be waiting for some time.

Dear Troubled Friend

Dear Troubled Friend

LOVE, Is the Foundation

I feel the Lord would have me explain something to those who obviously do not understand Yahweh. There have been some pretty rash statements made against Yahweh, and I am glad these people have shared their feelings, since obviously that is how they feel. If we do not allow others to express their true feelings, we have no way of discovering the realms from which we are communicating. However, the image many people have created of Yahweh is nothing less than that of a monster. There is no wonder that there are so many people who do not feel genuine love for Yahweh—no one would.

We are not qualified to pass judgment on Yahweh our GOD, and it is a little naive to try. Few of us hold a true image of him, but we must receive something of a true image of him before we can truly love and trust him.

Many people only see an illusion of Yahweh—created by the mind of flesh. They hold an image of an imaginary man-god who supposedly lives on planet Heaven. He thinks, feels, and has the characteristics of a very selfish and wicked taskmaster. These people have created a vindictive monster that no one should love. Some Christians have a good man-god, while they blame the devil for all the bad things!

One must understand that Yahweh is not on a natural throne somewhere in the sky with angels flying all around him. The Spirit drew these symbolic word-pictures in the scriptures to help us understand his power and glory, for Yahweh is Spirit. He is neither a ghost nor a spirit-like-thing that moves from place to place. He is not “a” Spirit; he “is” Spirit. He does not have a form or a Spirit—he “is” Spirit. Perhaps this could be more clearly understood if I say that Yahweh is a Life-force, he is energy. This Life-energy is everywhere all the time; he continuously moves upon all people. I am not saying Yahweh is in animals, stones and trees; these are his handiworks. But all of Yahweh’s creation benefits from his presence and goodness.

Though Yahweh is Spirit-entity, he sees, thinks, feels, and acts. He is Spirit. We may not understand this statement, but because the Bible tells us that Yahweh is “Love” and he is “Spirit,” we must accept these statements as reality.
Just as an artist expresses himself on a canvas with paints and a poet paints a picture with words, so our Yahweh expresses himself in various ways. These expressions help us to conceive something of his attributes. These varied expressions are only his handiwork; they are not of his essence. We also came into this world as Yahweh’s handiwork. We will not always remain in our created (terrestrial) state. Yahweh said, “Let us make man (the human that is not in the image of Yahweh) in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion,” Genesis 1:26. He had a greater purpose for man; he did not intend to abandon man in the created form.

Yahweh truly expresses himself through his born-from-above children, but they are not his handiwork; they have become his begotten children, born of his substance. They are not always faithful to his principles, nor do they consistently manifest his likeness; nonetheless, they are what he is. His children are birthed from his substance. They are Yahweh’s heirs and are predestined to inherit his attributes, his power, and his nature, which is love. As mature sons, they will inherit his essence.

Most of us are so earthly minded, it never occurs to us that our inheritance is not made of earthly material—Yahweh gives us himself—his personality, character, and his Spirit.

Through the born-from-above experience, the created being becomes begotten—a child of Yahweh’s spoken Word and Spirit: “But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of Yahweh, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Yahweh,” John 1:12-13.

I am sure our translators did their best to translate the scriptures correctly, but in some of the text, they failed. Through their inability to understand the meaning of son-placing, they replaced this word and gave us the theory of “adoption.” Through the mistranslation of this one word, the doctrine of adoption was conceived. If we are born of the Spirit of Yahweh, we are not adopted— we are his birth-children. As finished products, we will please him because we will be perfect expressions of Love. We will express the invisible Creator through the outward material substance.

Man is of the created realm until he is birthed into the Spirit realm, that is, birthed into the Spirit-family. Every born-from-above Christian becomes a family member; they all have one family name, one Spirit, and the same blood; however, they become varied expressions of Love.

Through this process, Yahweh is birthing creation (mankind) into himself-creatures (James 1:18). But this has not been fully accomplished yet, that is with the exception of Yasha.

Yahweh is Spirit, Love, and Life; man is in the process of being birthed into his likeness. Yahweh has crowned man, the mature man, as ruler over the works of his hands.

David said, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and has crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; You have put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas. O Yahweh our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8:3-9. Please compare with Hebrews 2:8-9.

Yahweh is Spirit; man is material. The new creation is both Spirit and substance. Man will reveal, or become, a materialization of the Spirit of Yahweh—a materialization of Love. He must become Love expressed, or an expression of Love. Spirit-love is above the flesh realm. It is not a created thing; it is a living life force, or energy force. It cannot be created; it has always existed. Unregenerate man is a created thing. He feels the influence of Spirit-love but has not experienced it.

Created man receives the Life-force through his attraction to Love, but he must also welcome its principles, that is, not only is he to be loved, but he must become love and manifest it (turn the other cheek, love your enemies, etc.). Our goal is not just yielding to the law of Love to be loved, but rather to become the substance of Love.

Man has been given dominion, but he cannot experience the blessedness of his throne rights while he is yet in death. But he will someday accept his redemption from death. “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord (master) 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,” 1 Corinthians 15:47-48.

The first man (creation) was a living soul; the last, or finished man (Yasha), the man who is in Yahweh’s image, was a life-giving Spirit. After Adam’s rejection of the Spirit and Word of Life, he entered into the death realm. “For Yahweh created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: For righteousness is immortal: But ungodly men with their works and words called it to them: for when they thought to have it their friend, they consumed to naught, and made a covenant with it, because they are worthy to take part with it,” Wisdom of Solomon 1:14-16. (See also Isaiah 28:15)
By sending his Spirit into the flesh realm, Yahweh began the birthing of a “himself” creation; a creation that is to become an expression of Love. This may not seem possible to the carnal mind, but the flesh does not present a difficulty that Yahweh cannot handle—remember, he is responsible for the existence of flesh, or carnality.

Think; if Yahweh had preprogrammed mankind to function by instinct, we would have been nothing more than a robot, a machine. Mankind would not have had the ability or initiative to become Yahweh’s birth-children. Man would not be able to express Yahweh’s genuine love, because he would be functioning much as a preprogrammed robot; the response would be a product of the programmer. Man would have become a highly sophisticated machine without the capacity to show genuine emotions or to be able to exercise his will. Some people feel they are supposed to be a robot for Yahweh. This is because they fear to function individually. Most people do not want to take responsibility for the consequences of their own actions. They want a scapegoat.

To accomplish Yahweh’s purpose in man, it was necessary for the creature to be born with the intelligence to receive and compute information, but man’s computer was not preprogrammed. Man must become the expression of Yahweh through the Spirit and data he receives. The Spirit and the Word that influences and revitalizes man must program him. In many ways, this is similar to the parent-child relationship that we experience. We must present our principles to our children in the most appealing way possible, but not without some rebuke and correction. We hope they will become attracted to our principles and accept them.

The new creation family is something like a natural family; however, we are dealing with Spirit, not earth substance. Remember, the Word is Spirit, and this is how we are begotten children of Yahweh. We are birthed through the transforming power of the anointed Word that we accept.

Yahweh speaks and that word, when received through Spirit, reproduces itself. Love cannot dominate or force itself upon mankind. Let me modify this statement. Yahweh is Love. Love cannot intimidate, dominate, incriminate, or interrogate in its effort to be accepted. Love flows out. If our goodwill is a forced action or a pretended action that comes from fear or law, it is not genuine and cannot be called Spirit Love; it is self feathering its nest again. If we do not feel love for our enemies, we should yield to the law of Love by faith; that is, we should force ourselves to act as if we do while we earnestly seek to become filled with the Spirit, which is Love.

Love must express the essence of itself in reality before it can become the true expression of Yahweh. This action cannot be given as a sacrifice. Where a sacrifice is involved, an opposing element is still present. It would not be a sacrifice to give your dinner away if you were not hungry. You would be doing what you wanted to do, but if you were hungry, it would be a sacrifice to give your dinner to someone else. In this case, your flesh would desire to do the opposite, but you would be willing to crucify flesh to allow Love to be expressed—your appetite would become a sacrifice.

Let us pretend you were in a very stressful situation where you had worked very hard throughout the day without having had lunch. The work had put a demand on your energy, and you were very hungry. You decide to prepare food to satisfy your hunger, but you discover you have only enough food in the refrigerator to make one meal. After having prepared yourself a delicious plate of your liking, you sit down to satisfy your enormous appetite, but before you can fork the first luscious bite to your mouth, the doorbell rings. You open the door and a stranger confronts you. He tells you he has not eaten a bite in four days. He is trembling from weakness and collapses at your feet. You would give this stranger your dinner, but it would be a sacrifice, a crucifixion of your flesh, for there would be an opposing element present that the law of Love would have to overcome, namely, your appetite.

Now, let us pretend the trembling starving figure at the door is your own child, so famished he can hardly stand. You would give him your dinner without hesitation, without taking note of your sacrifice. There would be no opposing force to overpower Love. In this case, you would not have sacrificed your dinner. Love would flow and reap a heartfelt satisfaction; there would be no hindering opposition to Love.

These examples explain the difference in manifesting Love because it is a law and manifesting Love because it is of your substance. With the stranger, you would have acted upon the law of Love. But with your child, you would have manifested the Love you already had. For in reality, you would not have had a deep affection for the stranger, but the principle of Love would have overpowered and constrained your flesh and demanded a sacrifice be made so that Love might be made manifest.

Our base nature is lawless; however, through the influence of Love, we are made to bow to its laws and become aware of the substance of our GOD. But our exalted goal is to allow Love to have free course and flow unhindered. Until this goal is reached, we must continue to sacrifice the will of flesh.

If Love demands a sacrifice before it can manifest itself, there is still an opposing factor. This factor, when present, demands warfare, while Spirit-love is not always free to express itself through the vessel. Our base nature is thoroughly self-motivated and opposes those who are striving to fulfill the law of Love. As long as the will of Yahweh must be done through personal sacrifice, we are not operating in the higher realm of heavenly Love; we are still operating under the “law” of Love, or the “influence” of Love.

Heavenly Love, which is greater than the law of Love, must be made manifest in the world so that it may become available to mankind. Before this is possible, we must feel it, accept it, and become animated by it. Man must be exposed to Light and Truth before he is able to accept and appropriate it. A genuine expression of Love is the only force that can penetrate and change the heart of man. Until this change is realized, mankind will continue to kill, rob, molest, and cheat one another.

This wonderful Love, Truth, Light, and Life must express itself. It is a principle that works through cause and effect. If I say to Yahweh, “I want to manifest your principles to the world and become an expression of you,” I will then begin to run into problems, because I am not, as yet, able to manifest Love without making flesh sacrifices. The problem here is the flesh I must sacrifice is my own. But I cannot overcome selfhood and carnality within me unless I begin to feed hungry strangers (so to speak). When flesh is called upon to do that, it inconveniences it. Also remember, we are the Lord’s handiwork; he is the one responsible for the regulating of the heat and the shaping of the vessel. He is the Creator. The Potter is not going to stop work on the vessel just because he loves the gold too much to mold it into a precious and useful vessel. Neither is he going to hog-tie and gag his blind and captive creation in order to stop the process on a vessel that is crying out, “Oh, please, Father, do not leave me unfinished!” We need our enemies to help us crucify our first nature. We are too blind to crucify our own flesh.

Our confrontation with our enemies is as a mirror that helps us see our true reflection; this enables us to find the flaws in our own character. Our enemies need us also. We are to become a mirror to reflect their image so they may see their own reflection.

If someone with a wrathful spirit attacks a person with a like spirit, wrath will strengthen wrath and both will feel justified. But if someone attacks a person with a meek and non-wrathful spirit, he feels neither justification nor satisfaction; his wrathful spirit has not been strengthened, and whether he admits it or not, he has seen a bad image of himself reflected in his mirror. He has caught a glimpse of his real self. He has seen a glimmer of truth. Thus the judgment, or condemnation, has become manifested.

Yasha said, “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin,” John 15:22. By reacting in a higher principle, he revealed (exposed) their lack.

Now when I begin to practice the higher principle that Yasha manifested, some people (my enemies, some friends, maybe family, too) will say, “She is a fake and I will prove it.” Then they attack me. That is what Love wanted them to do. He created them with a hidden desire to look for him, and by attacking Christians (vessels of Love); they are subconsciously searching for reality. They want to find Spirit-substance. They are seeking answers; if there is a God, they want to find him, but they do not know where to look for him.

Love wants his creation—the blind and lost—to find him. He desires to manifest himself to his blind and destitute creation. Love wants to live in us and express himself through us. Love accepts and yearns to reach the unlovely and the outcast.
Our trials do more than help our enemies find truth. We sometimes think because of religious concepts that Yahweh makes us suffer to punish us, or when we do well, we are doing something for Yahweh. In reality, our obedience is a rewarding experience in the Spirit realm and so very necessary.

Starlight is beneficial to mankind in the night only; however, they continue to shine brightly every moment of the day—their light has become swallowed up into the sun’s radiant glow. It is the same with Love—Love cannot be seen unless there is an opportunity for it to manifest itself.

If I use the principle of Love with hopes of producing results in the Spirit realm, I cannot use the works of the flesh to defend myself—I must use the sword of the Spirit. The sword of the Spirit only destroys the flesh, the son of perdition, or the first nature of man (mine, not my enemy’s) and will not harm the spiritual man.

If I use the works of the flesh to war with the flesh, I am warring exactly like those poor unenlightened souls that are bound in death; there is no difference. If I use the sword of the Spirit, the adversary will attack. To the natural understanding, it will appear that I am being defeated; when, in reality, I have been given the opportunity and divine privilege of flowing out into the regions of darkness around me—at the same time I am crucifying my flesh. If I do it with a joyful spirit, it becomes a sweet smelling sacrifice unto the Savior because he is seeing a spirit that he is able to fellowship in his born-from-above child.

 

Christians are advancing toward the mark of being filled with Love. It is great when we have an opportunity to become himself-creatures; for we are destined to manifest Yahweh.

I hope to be ruling and shining in the next age instead of being under a more severe form of judgment. It appears to me that these present fires are sufficient; I do not desire more fuel to be added. I just pray, “Lord, let me quietly lay myself down on the altar and get my flesh out of the way.”

If we desire to receive and become a partaker of this Life-force, we will have to accept Yahweh willfully by accepting his principles. Yahweh will not force us to accept him. He can’t because it would require him (Love) to change into something other than Love; and if Love should change in its form, it would not be Love.

If we choose to become partakers of this Energy, we will be moving toward becoming a finished product, a manifestation, a materialization, of Yahweh, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon mankind.

One could challenge my statement concerning Yahweh, the Love-force, and say, “From where I’m standing, Yahweh looks pretty mean.” But, we must remember, the Spirit (Love) is working to destroy flesh-works and to convert the creature from flesh to Spirit. “The works of flesh are manifest which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, sedition, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like. . . ,” Galatians 5:19-21.

Think of the various manifestations of these flesh-works and then connect them to yourself. Though you sometimes manifest the works of the flesh, there is a “you” inside that is not in agreement with your flesh-works. So Yahweh is not out to destroy “you,” but he seeks to release you, the righteous person inside of you that is being held captive as a slave to the flesh.

Now some might ask, “What profit is the flesh? Why did Yahweh create it if it is my enemy?” If you are talking about the spirit that controls the unregenerate man, it could be described similar to the placenta. It is very vital in our early stage of growth; it is the means of our survival in our limited stage. The new man has not been fully developed to come out of Egypt, or darkness. He is not ready to experience a metamorphosis. After we have processed out of the womb of flesh, we do not need it around any­more than we needed to hang on to the placenta after we were birthed out of it.

If we could pass a law against all carnality (while 98% of the world are yet unenlightened, not having experienced Spirit-birth from above), what would they do in their blindness? They cannot fellowship with the Life-spirit in Yahweh’s children. They cannot hear the truth nor react to it—for they are not in the realm of the Holy Spirit.

Visualize what it would be like if you were to take all of the imaginations away from a very small child, and then try to force him to do and experience the things you and other adults around him enjoy. He cannot understand your level of maturity. He can only watch mature people and try to understand and mimic them. This develops his mind and character, but most of the time, he is acting out of his own imagination from his little boy-spirit.

Paul said, “When I was a child I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man I put away those childish things,” 1 Corinthians 13:11.

The Life-force, in created man, is destined to have control over the works of Yahweh’s hands, but only as it operates through the new creation—Spirit and matter.

Those who choose to use the principle of the Holy Spirit cannot revert back and use the principles of the world at will. They must live among men and be willing to allow Love to express itself with unrestrained explicitness. They must learn to trust Love (Yahweh) without reservation. If I go about protecting self, I will manifest selfishness, not Love.

In Genesis 2:3, we are told that Yahweh “created and made.” If you will closely examine the meaning of this phrase, you will find this to say, “Yahweh chose to advance man into his image.” If Yahweh tried to create a man in his image, it would not be anything more than a work of his hands. This man must be birthed from Yahweh’s Spirit into his image. How can he do this? The earthly man cannot reproduce in Spirit realm; he is not spiritually minded. He can only see truth as it is manifested to him. He cannot accept what he does not see; therefore, it cannot be forced upon him. Yasha came as an expression and manifestation of Yahweh (Love). Yasha did not abuse or harm anyone; he healed, restored, and nourished them, even with the coldest rejection and heaviest persecution.

When Yahweh put his Spirit in man, the war between flesh and Love began. But the God-man (man in the image of Love, Life, and Righteousness) must become fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth, subdue it and have dominion while Yahweh’s Spirit is birthing him into his image through this process of overcoming flesh (Gen. 1:27-28).

Yahweh comes into man’s heart through the spoken or manifested word, but man crucifies the word. That is, when Yahweh’s word is lowered into flesh, it becomes distorted, warped, and misunderstood. It bears the image of the beast realm and very little of the image of Yahweh. The finished product must express Yahweh’s exact image. It must develop until it will outwardly express the attributes (fruit) of unseen Spirit.

In Isaiah 55:8-9, Yahweh said, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Yahweh. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
If I choose to manifest Love, I must submit to the law of Love and allow it to rise up and conquer my flesh. That is the only way Love can ever be seen in me. At first, flesh is strong because it is our total being. We think, feel, judge, and react according to flesh. That is what we are until Spirit-truth enters into our hearts. If Spirit-truth is not present to influence a person, all he has within him to function in is flesh. Flesh is a created thing and is blind to the realm of Love, so one must judge by the spirit of the flesh.

The unenlightened, being in leadership, condemns and hates love, because love demands a sacrifice be made in order for it to manifest itself and take dominion over substance. This is why we must present our bodies a living sacrifice. Flesh is, in reality, the servant. Yahweh’s love-children are the heirs. They are the ones being served.

Many people are convinced that the suffering of Christians somehow pleases the Lord. It is true that Christians must suffer, but their suffering does not bring joy to the heart of the Father. If we hold this concept, we also see Yahweh as a man. If we could understand that Yahweh is not a man, but an omnipresent Spirit of love, we would know that it would be impossible for him to rejoice in our suffering. You may question this statement on the ground that he, as the Creator, is the first cause of all things. I am forced to agree that he is, but in the same measure, you must agree that we are responsible for all the pain our birth children suffer, because we are responsible for birthing them into this depraved realm of conflict.
If we are to develop our intellect, we must be given an initiative before we have the knowledge to make perfect choices. Imperfect choices often produce evil consequences that are linked with suffering. And one very important reason why Christians suffer is the will of the flesh opposes Love and resists its authority to rule over it. This causes all kinds of turmoil in the mind of the believer. Another reason why Christians suffer is they sometimes forget to use the sword of the Spirit; they wander over on the enemy’s territory and arouse the sleeping dogs, and they attack.

But as I said before, the real legitimate reason Love wishes to reveal himself to those in darkness is because he loves them, also. So those that Yahweh is expressing his love through are his sources of expression. Before allowing any hostility to surface, remember that we have not always been in the light. There was, back there in our darkness, someone expressing Love to us through the sacrifice of his or her flesh.

Flesh is opposed to Love, because Love will crucify it. But when Love is despised, the only thing it can manifest is Love because that is all it is. Flesh can manifest all sorts of ugly fleshly emotions and engage in all sorts of unlawful warfare, but Love can only act out of Love.

Someone might ask, “How does Love conquer flesh if it cannot defend itself or engage in physical warfare?” Love is energy, a Life-force. It will swallow up death (carnal mind) in victory. The more I love, the more living energy I am radiating, and as more energy is radiated, the force upon flesh (mine and other people’s) becomes intensified.
The forces I radiate will energize and strengthen the Love-child in others, just as death-forces radiate and strengthen the carnality in those who yield to it.

The stronger the death-force is, the greater the need is for releasing Love-energy. The more energy I receive, the stronger I will become and the brighter my light will shine. Withstanding heavy persecution without giving flesh a chance to react, that is, without allowing a change in principle, is like having your love-energy’s battery charged. If we experience a spirit-change by reverting back to fleshly attributes, we lose ground and pay the consequences.

I do not yield to Life-energy because of a reward in the flesh realm; there is not a reward forthcoming in that realm. I yield to Yahweh’s Life-force because I believe, accept, and support his principles. I do my best to refrain from yielding to the flesh, for I loath, despise, and reject the works of the flesh. They are selfish, mean, ugly, and unfair. I neither approve nor support them, and I will not spend my energy as their slave.

There is to be a time ahead when Love’s energy will be manifested through man, controlling the works of Yahweh’s hands (Psalm 8: and Hebrews 2:4-10). When all things are under the influence of Love, man will be seated on the throne with Yasha Christ. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law,” Galatians 5:22-23 and Psalm 8:6.

One must understand the meaning of the fruit of the Spirit and the works of the flesh before he can understand Love. For the most part, Love’s principles are unknown in the world; therefore, it is our responsibility as Spirit-born children to introduce these principles to those in our part of the earth. We must also allow the Word in us to be tried. If we allow our revelation to be tried and it weathers the storm, we have confidence (faith) in its energy.

When I am obedient to the law of Love, I consent to Yahweh’s principles even if keeping the law is a sacrifice to me. I am inviting Love to take control, or have dominion, yet Love still demands a sacrifice from me sometimes.

In this message, I have placed strong emphasis on Love and have said very little about righteousness; however, I did not overlook it. Righteousness, peace, and joy are the substance of Yahweh’s Kingdom (Rom. 14:17). We can measure our own righteousness by our spiritual love, and we can measure our spiritual love by the love we feel for our enemies. If the love emotion we feel cannot expand itself to include our enemy, it is not Spirit-born love.

With the exception of Yasha, Paul has to be one of the world’s greatest men, but listen to what he had to say about the law of Love. “If then, I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law (law of the Spirit of Life, see Rom. 7:14-25; 8:1) that it is good. Now it is no more I that do it, but sin (carnality, death) that dwells in me. For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no good thing: for the will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not,” Romans 7:16-18. He then asked how he would be delivered from the sin-man and answers himself, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Yasha, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. For the law (principles) of the Spirit of Life in Yasha Christ has made me free from the law (principles) of sin and death,” Romans 8:1-2.

Someday, when pure love becomes my reality in all situations and at all times, I will be in the image of Love, and I will not be required to sacrifice my flesh. I will be able to flow in love unhindered.

Love cannot say, “Now that you have accepted me, I will pave your street and destroy anything that hinders you.” Love can do nothing but love. Love requires me to sacrifice for it to manifest itself in its full glory. If everyone around me was a manifestation of Love, I could love with all ease, but it is more difficult at this time because I still dwell in the realm of need and lack.

Yahweh’s Spirit-energy has influenced man as much as he could be influenced in his realm of darkness, because he must progress out of his darkness as he is able to see flickers of light. Man must become the substance of light.

At first, all we see in our darkness is the struggle between good and evil and it confuses us. We always feel Love’s energy, but we cannot accept Yahweh’s principles and at the same time appease the flesh, because Love will be rejected and flesh will get its way.

In the day in which we live, very few Christians accept the law of the Spirit of Love. Christ is the only one, as far as it has been revealed to mankind, that has been swallowed up into the fullness of the Life-force. He was willing to sacrifice his flesh completely. He became a life-giving-energy, or the Word of Life. That is what he was before he was manifested in the flesh.

Christians are beginning to understand the principle of Love more now than they have at any time in the past. In the nineteenth century, Christians appeared to be more dedicated to their concept, but their limited vision gave them more liberty in the flesh. It allowed Christians to murder other Christians for not agreeing with their concept and yet feel justified in their own eyes. We know that murder is not Love’s light, or Life-energy. Love does not destroy its enemies.

I know it sounds as if I am not looking at some of the judgments of the past (Sodom, Gomorrah, Canaan, Israel, etc.). Someone might remind me that Yahweh has destroyed these people and cities. Again I say, Judgment is on flesh, while the Spirit-child is under the protection of the power from which it is being birthed. We must remember there is to be a restoration of all (not all “things,” the word “things” was added by the translators).

According to Peter all flesh, with the exception of Noah and his family of eight souls, was destroyed off the earth, yet twenty-six hundred years later, Yasha went into their prison and preached to them; therefore, nothing more than their outward flesh was destroyed in the flood. They were still retained in Yahweh’s memory and sheltered. 1 Pet 3:19-20: “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”
Listen to what the Spirit revealed in Romans 8:1-25 (the Holy Spirit must reveal this word to you). “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Yasha, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Yasha has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Yahweh sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh: for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahweh dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his (nothing in him is of Love). And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Yasha from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, they are the sons of Yahweh. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption (son-placing), whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of Yahweh: And if children, then heirs; heirs of Yahweh, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of Yahweh. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him (Yahweh) 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 first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption (to be son-placed), to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”

I’m thankful that I am called into this ministry; it gives me a purpose for being. Our time of molding, or suffering, is like a blink of the eye when compared to the length of the age-lasting reign with Yasha in his Kingdom.

Maybe some have gone through extremely hard places and suffered more than others; I know it seems that way. But look out there in the world; is there someone that is not suffering to some degree? Man’s whole system is unfair, and it is time for Yahweh’s sons to become manifest. I am trying to do something about that. I know it sounds ridiculous for me (a “nobody” in the eyes of the world) to say I can do anything that counts for anything toward hastening the Kingdom age. However, a “nobody” birthed Christ, and another “nobody” left the land of Urr and claimed the promise. A “nobody” sheep herder led Israel out of slavery of Egypt and gave them the law, and another “nobody” sheep herder became a king over Israel and wrote the Psalms. The book of Psalms has become the most famous piece of literature the world has ever known. Also, there were the stinky, old uneducated fishermen that changed the course of history and turned the world upside down.

Remember we are Yahweh’s Love transmitters sending love vibrations out into the world. If you do not live to manifest Love’s energy, you will have missed your whole purpose for being on earth.

Sometimes our attitude toward Yahweh forces us to suffer, and our sacrifices are to the benefit and strength of our flesh, not to the edifying of our inner man. Many cannot see themselves in that image, but Yahweh is Love.

Many people demand Yahweh to protect and preserve flesh or they will not serve him. They really do not trust Yahweh because they see him in the evil around them; he knows that, and loves them in spite of it.

I, too, am convinced that the suffering of this present time is not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation is waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of Yahweh. For the creation was made subject to this death realm, not by choice, but by a Creator that has put them here for a short time that they might share his magnificent glory forever. For every created being will be delivered from this realm of death and share the glory of being Yahweh’s birth-children. I know creation is coming through the darkness of death and is in travail now to be birthed out of it. Not only are they, but ourselves also who have received the Spirit of the Firstborn Son are groaning and waiting to come into full sonship, which is the redemption of our body (Rom. 8:15-23).

The Purpose of the Crucifixion

The Purpose of the Crucifixion

There prevails within the church system much false teaching as to why Christ was crucified. A shocking number of ministers accept the crucifixion as an act of appeasement offering unto Yahweh. Yahweh, they say, was so outraged at the miscarriage of his plan for mankind that nothing short of a blood sacrifice could appease his unparalleled wrath. They picture a disillusioned deity, frustrated and angered by the injustice committed against His holiness, so that man and all his progeny were sentenced to death before the fire of Yahweh’s anger could be quenched. But Yasha , unwilling to see the human family destroyed or sentenced to an eternal lake of fire, bravely agreed to bear the sin of the banished race, and by it appeased Yahweh’s anger, thus redeeming the lost race. Even though he was His only son, Yahweh’s wrath was turned away and he was satisfied when He looked upon the spilled blood of His beloved Son, and forgave the sin of man.

Through Natural Reasoning

Though appeasement theory is hard to comprehend, the carnal mind will read this into the scripture. Such natural understanding does untold damage to the image of Yahweh. This theory reduces the image of his character, strength, and wisdom to that of the heathen gods. It makes him appear more brutal than the adamic creature, while crediting him with less power and understanding. They have ignored His omniscience and conjured up an idea that love in its highest form loves itself for its purity.

Imagine a man that sets himself apart from all evil, he makes every effort to think no evil, see no evil or hear no evil. Would you think his desire to be sinless would create an intolerance in him that would render him merciless and incapable of loving all inferior creatures or would it do the opposite?

Adam’s transgression and rejection of the living (spoken) Word of Truth, or Life, brought about his spiritual death. Not because Yahweh was angry and killed him, nor was it because Yahweh was unwilling to forgive him, but the “Word of Yahweh” and “Life” is the same thing. Yasha was the Word, Life, and Light, John 14:6, 1:1, 4. Adam could not possess “Life” if he insisted on rejecting it (the Word of Life); the absence of life produces death. If we reject the Word of Yahweh, we are rejecting the Spirit of life, or the Spirit that produces life. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yahweh, and the Word was Yahweh. The same was in the beginning with Yahweh. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light (to be enlightened) of men,” John 1:1-4.

A Redeemer Was Needed

When Adam rejected the Word he transgressed, and became guilty before Yahweh, but forgiveness wasn’t all he needed. When Adam rejected Life, he automatically sunk into the realm of spiritual darkness and death. Not because Yahweh killed him, but because he rejected his only source of Light and Life. Not possessing the Word of Life, he could not reproduce the seed of Life. He had fallen into a realm where neither penance nor personal sacrifice could save him and raise him from death.

Yahweh, being the essences and the very source of love, was willing to forgive man and to give him any measure of Light or Word.

Man saw the Word as a hindering force, or law, which robbed him of his individuality, will, and power to rule. Man was predestined to rule in Life; therefore, it is his inherit nature to attempt to rule, but his carnal concept does not have the strength to produce rulership because his efforts, no matter how great they are or how dedicated he is to them, is always disrupted by death, they have no life in them, they are not reality, they have no substance. Truth gives life and light. When man is filled with truth and light he can and will rule because the substance of Life (truth) that is emanating through and from him rules over spiritual darkness (ignorance) and death.

Adam dwelled in death. If mankind was to live again, there would have to be a manifestation of Truth and Life into the region of death and darkness. His eyes were blind to the Life-realm; he had to have a physical, or natural, manifestation, which he could both see and feel. To receive the Life he needed, Adam would need a donor, that is, someone possessing Life that would be willing to donate it. He needed Life from an outside source which he was unable to receive from Yahweh in pure Spirit form. In the carnal realm, he was blind to Spirit: therefore, the Light would have to come to him in the physical, or death, realm, and be manifested in a body of flesh, but this seed would have to come through another source. It could not be reproduced by Adam. There was no Life substance (revelation, spiritual understanding) in Adam; therefore he could not reproduce Life.

The donor would have to come from the life realm, he would have to possess Life and be willing to sacrifice his flesh and rise above it, because he was required to enter the death realm by coming into a flesh body. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Yasha : Who, being in the form of Yahweh, thought it not robbery to be equal with Yahweh: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore Yahweh 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,” Philippians 2:5-11. For if it was ruling in Life no one could take His life from him. Eve, the counterpart (or womb of man, the subconscious mind) could not give Life to his Word. Eve’s off-springs were birthed into the death realm. Being married (joined) to death, she was incapable of reproducing the seed of Life, she was spiritually barren and fruitless because she had no sperm of truth to quicken the seed.

Without the word of Yahweh, Adam had become sterile, spiritually dead, Yahweh said unto him, “Dust thou art, and unto dust you shall return,” Genesis 3:17. Adam became dust, but the promise of Life was given unto the woman. This promise is also given in His rebuke to the serpent, “It (the woman’s seed) shall bruise your head, and you (the serpent’s seed) shall bruise his heel,” Genesis 3:15.

Life Manifested to Mankind

By impregnating the woman (intellect of believers, the church) with the Word and Spirit of Truth, Christ will be manifest to the world again-but this time He will be manifest in a spiritual way; through a many membered body.

Just as the Anointed Word was once birthed through a virgin maid who was in bondage under the elements of death, Yasha, the Living Word, will once again be manifest in the flesh. In his first birth, he took on a body of flesh, and though he was begotten of the Spirit, he lived in this world as a man and manifested the truth to the lost progeny of Adam. He gave his body to be sacrificed: after which he became a Life-giving Spirit in a body of believers, “And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening (life-giving) Spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven,” 1 Corinthians 15:45-47.

This Body is spoken of as Yasha’s Bride, because it is through her that he will reproduce himself. Through the Church, mortal man can have some concept of the in-working of his Spirit in the intellect of man. Christ must reign through man until every enemy is put under foot, death is swallowed up in victory, and all creation is (as his original hope is realized) made alive in him (1 Corinthians 15:22).

Question: Some say the Body of Christ, New Jerusalem, the Bride, and the Church are different groups. Is this biblically correct?

What does the Scripture say? The Bride and New Jerusalem are the same. “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come here, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from Yahweh,” Revelations 21:9-10.

The Church and the Body are one in the same. “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world (age), but also in that (age) which is to come: And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the Church, which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all,” Ephesians 1:21-23.

“And he is the head of the Body, the Church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence,” Colossians 1:18.

“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his Body’s sake, which is the Church,” Colossians 1:24.

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the savior of the Body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: But I speak concerning Christ and the Church,” Ephesians 5:22-32.

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him (Yasha), that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto Yahweh. Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto Yahweh through Yasha Christ our Lord.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lust thereof. Neither yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto Yahweh, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto Yahweh. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace,” Romans 6: 6-14.

 

Crowned with Glory

Crowned with Glory

The effects of sin and death are plainly visible around us, but because we have never lived in an environment where these were not present, most of us accept them as a normal and necessary part of our existence. Having never exercised dominion, we are not troubled at not having it. We do not expect to see the word of Yahweh manifest in the earth, and we meekly submit to the status quo instead of believing the Word of our Father. We do not see those around us operating in the full capacity of the Spirit—how can we possibly imagine we can do differently?

Every word the Savior spoke has been tested and proven to be truly the words of our Creator. Healing and supernatural powers over the elements testify of his true identity.

Yasha exercised power over death when he walked as a man on earth and gave his followers the command to do likewise. Miracles identical to those that Yasha preformed have been experienced by millions of people in every generation. Miracles were evident through the Old Testament times, and most of the civilized world has witnessed them in our time. But because of the hardness of hearts, many church organizations will not allow the Holy Spirit to operate in the congregation through the gift realm, and they teach their people against the manifestation and demonstration of the Spirit of Life.

“The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the Body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one Body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit,” 1 Corinthians 12:7-13.

“He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned (judged). 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 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 16:16-17.

Our Savior spoke reality and truth, not just religious opinions. He spoke facts, not fantasy. In every matter, there are facts—example: the earth has an exact number of inches in land surface. If I thought it had twice as many, or believed it was half its size, my opinion could not change the facts—it would remain unaffected. Neither can a religious order based on ignorance change the Gospel message.

Our Master taught facts—the facts that will reprove the world of sin and bring restoration in its time. We are judged daily by the facts our Savior made manifest, as the whole of creation will experience in time.

In Genesis 1:26, Yahweh said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

Psalm 8:4: “What is man, that you art mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels (elohim), and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet.”

In another place, it is written that we are heirs of Yahweh and joint heirs with his son (Rom. 8:17). As soon as the kings of the earth decide to exercise their rights, and receive the inheritance that our Savior died for us to receive, everything is going to start changing and the glory of Yahweh shall fill the earth as the waters cover the seas (Isa. 11:9).

If we want to enjoy the blessings and power of Yahweh’s Kingdom, the thing we must learn first is how to function in his Kingdom principles. His power in us is ineffective until we summit to the rule book and bow to its principle. Yet most Christians are offended when we make the slightest suggestion that we need to accept the principles Christ taught. The Lord revealed this to me years ago, and I had much less trouble in the outward than I did with crucifying the emotions. I would turn the other cheek, but after I did, it was hard for me not to feel resentment and hostility. But as sure as we are living, it is our emotions that cause our problems.

We must know and fully accept that we are not warring with flesh and blood, we are warring with spirits. Ephesians 6:10-18 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole amour of Yahweh, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of Yahweh, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench “all” the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Yahweh: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

I hope you feel the same quickening in your spirit that I do when I read the above scripture. We know our task looks big and we know that in our own ability we will never be able to actually manifest the principle of Christ in our life, but we do not have to do it. The Holy Spirit will work that work in us as we stop resisting his Spirit of righteousness.
Above everything else, believe the Word. We should never allow the accuser of the brethren to make us feel that we are not loved and needed. We are truly valuable members of the Body of Christ; each of us being a joint which helps supply nourishment to the other joints. Yahweh will never leave us nor forsake us.

The Creative Word of Truth

The Creative Word of Truth

Every word in the Sacred Writings is very important. Every statement, even a name, reveals a measure of the character of the person attached to it and sometimes acknowledges a promise. Yahweh’s and his Son’s characters are revealed in their names. This is why their names are so important; these names were chosen, not by man, but by Yahweh himself. This fact should make it evident that these names are important to the Father.

The highly exalted position of the Sovereign One and that of our Savior, commands all creation to give recognition and honor to their names.

Think for a moment of what the name of Yahweh tells us about him. His name translated into English means self-sufficient and the ever-existing One. He flows and replenishes the earth without taking from it. In our realm, we continually demand the sacrifice of another life to revitalize our own being. Something must die to supply the nourishment we receive from day to day. We are sustained by the sacrifices of the lower life realms. This is not true of our Father. His life realm flows out continually while it sustains itself. What effect does this information have on our minds? Remember, nothing comes into existence but by word and our active faith in it.

Ideas (thoughts) are the embryos of active concepts. An idea that forever remains unexpressed becomes an aborted word. A thought brought to birth produces word (concept). Yahweh’s name is a description of his being. It expresses a concept. His name has a meaning. When we recognize and verbalize it, we testify of the reality of that realm and signify our faith in its existence. We acclaim that state of existence as a present reality and a future hope by virtue of recognizing him as our Father (children bear the substance of their parents). But we do more, we create an awareness of his presence, that is, we are giving birth in our spirit to that concept by voicing it. This awareness also brings that thought (concept) down into the spirit of other people. We are cultivating ground and planting thought-embryos of the Life-force. When these thoughts are birthed, they produce a chain reaction. Remember the word is alive, and it is a creative force. When we echo (or speak) the realities of the life concept in faith, the word (or truth) begins to create.

With our first parents we received death, but we also received the promise of the restoration of life. This promise, being to the woman, was first and foremost in the lives of those who were embracing this hope. For this reason, if for no other, parenthood was very important to the early Hebrew couples. But hope had died in the heart of Sarai (dominative) and of Abram (high father); they were very near a hundred and yet they had no children. This situation was very stressful to Abraham; finally he received an audience with the Father concerning an heir. Yahweh told him that Sarai would give him a son. But as is always expected, there was a faith-work required; Abraham and Sarai had to change their names. Abram (High Father) became Abraham (Father of Nations) and Sarai (Dominative) became Sarah, or Queen. This change birthed a new concept into the daily thought pattern of the couple. When Sarah called her husband for dinner she no longer said, “High Father, it is time to eat.” she called, “Father of Nations, your meal is prepared.” Father of Nations would answer, “I’m coming, Queen.”

When Yahweh spoke to Abraham about changing his name, he did not call a town meeting to announce the name change of his servants. He spoke quietly in the ear of Abram. Being childless, it must have taken faith and grace for them to operate in their new faith concept, but creation was at work. Over and over Sarah and Abraham voiced their expectations through the name change to each other, to their friends, to strangers, and, yes, even to the Father. Their expectations were voiced every time their names were spoken. Abraham, in introducing his wife and himself to the stranger that came to his tent door, would have said, “This is the queen and I am the father of nations.” Notice the expression was not in the future tense.

As we speak our word of promise and operate in our faith realm, the spoken word becomes creative: “Beloved, now are we the sons of Yahweh, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure,” I John 3:2-3.

The Father did not think the world into existence; he spoke it into existence. No doubt it had always been in his concept, but when he birthed the thought, the world became. The principle (spirit) behind our concept is what the word expresses. I can hammer on heavens door day after day asking for a better car so that I can outshine my neighbor. I may never get the new car I ask for, but I will certainly be growing in the spirit of arrogance, greed, and in false pride.

This concept can be expressed in the story of the lady that stubbornly continued to smoke cigarettes without consideration for her young children’s health, while her doctors used their expertise, surgery, and modern technology to release her from their effect. She was determined to prove you could survive cancer while you are breaking good health rules and endangering the lives of others. She succeeded and strengthened her concept, but will the spirit of her action lead her into the Life-realm? She proved the power of a strong spirit, no one will deny, but what is the name of that strong spirit, and where will it eventually lead her if she follows on?

There is a text in Genesis 1:26 stating, “. . . and let them have dominion. . .,” which is packed with bad news and good news. The bad news is we have ruled to our own destruction. The good news is we can do something about it. But we must speak the word of Truth and Life, that is, we must birth the embryo conceived in our mind. We must, through the Spirit, reach up into the mind of the Spirit and lower the Life concept into the word realm so that the word of Life will oppose the death in us. We have experienced redemption of our spirit, but we have not, as yet, received the full redemption of our bodies (Rom. 8:9-23).

When we are operating in the word of faith, we do not have to sacrifice our needs, but we should not allow our immediate needs to be our total objective. The Father (creative power) knows what we need. When we release the power within us, it will supply all our needs. Our objective should be to birth the Life concept into the human mind. We have a few billion little creatures out there participating in their Spirit-given right to “have dominion and replenish.” There is a desperate need to create the Life-concept in the minds of these busy little creatures so that they will stop creating havoc that adds to the destruction of the earth.

When we center in on the lack in this realm, we personify the death realm. Our goal should not be to remove the symptoms of death, but our objective should be to reach up into the Life-realm and bring forth Life-giving fruit into the death realm so that death can be swallowed up in Life.

If you understood me to say we should forget our human body needs and the needs of our human family, you misunderstood me. I said the Life-concept will automatically supply our needs if, or when, we decide to allow it to work through us. “Seek first the Kingdom of Yahweh (that ever abiding, self-sufficient realm of life) and all these things (human needs) will be added,” Matthew 6:33.

The Kingdom of Life operates on the principle of Life. There are some outward laws that will instruct us or give us a shadowed image of the Life-principle, but the laws themselves are not the Life. They help till our soil to be receptive of the Living Word. Remember the Life-realm is an unseen principle that the human mind cannot see, but we can hear instructions. These instructions tell us about the concept; they point the way into the Life-realm.

The spoken Word is a mediator between the Life-realm and us. If you comprehended the reality of what I just said, you have gone beyond the Man that walked the shores of Galilee and you understand the principle of Life that manifested itself through that Man.

Yasha operated through the Spirit of the word. We must adhere to the instructions given to us in the Word in order to prepare our minds (till our ground) to receive the Life of the Word, or Living Word. “If you love me keep my commandments.” “If you abide in me and my word abides in you, you may ask what you desire and it will come into being.” But our ground must be made ready to receive seed thoughts. If the Word of Life falls upon unprepared soil, that is, if you have allowed yourself to be caught up into the death realm concept, you can receive the seed of Life every time you go to church and refuse to give it an expression in your being. If you refuse to speak the word out of the embryos stage, it will die in that stage.

Christ was, and still is, our Master and Teacher. The simple things he told us to do may sound too simple to our very intellectual but carnal minds; however, they are the only garden tools we have to till our soil. Be stubborn if you will and reject his Word, but without it you will not make it into the Life-realm. “If you love me (life) keep my commandments (life principles).”

If we understand that we are not going to journey out of this realm by catching a glory cloud to another planet nor shall we be transformed by telling people we are, we will realize the only option we have is to embrace the fact that we must live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh. We have discovered a Life-principle that has the potential to transform these temples of clay into vessels of honor prepared and tempered for the Father’s use. The mouthpiece of Yahweh was Christ. He came to declare his Father’s name, or Life principle. Can we do less?

The word “Yasha” is the Hebrew word for “Savior.” It describes his mission, and as I use it I am confessing my dependence on him. I love to address him by the word “Savior,” for each time I do, I recognize his position in my life and in the lives of others. By faith in his word, I create the expectancy of his finished salvation.

Not only is the name Yasha a revelation of the Father but the revealed plan of redemption also. We understand the character and attributes of the Father as we see his plan for the ages unfold. The scheme of salvation is the very most important subject in the Bible because it reveals the character of Yahweh. It speaks of his love, his wisdom, his passion, and his temperament.

Yahweh revealed himself to men through the written word so that people might look upon his actions and judge them. In this, they judge themselves. If an individual should write a factual book about their life, it would include what they have done, their future plans, and their motivations in doing them. And if they have revealed their thoughts, feelings, ambitions, philosophy, prejudges, attributes, and fears in analogizing their story, an observant reader might learn more about the writer than the writer knew about himself.

This is what Yahweh did in Christ: he revealed himself to the world in the flesh body of Yasha. We now look upon that expression and judge the qualities of it. What we judge him to be causes us to feel affection for the godhead or it will promote rejection. If we oppose what is revealed, we are rejecting Life. If we accept and adore what we see in that form, we accept the attributes of love, and though we may express something less than an exact expression of it, we have embraced its attributes and become justified in righteousness.

We may confess that we love Yahweh, when in reality our emotions are involved with a creature of our own fantasy. We cannot love Yahweh unless the Son reveals his true character to us.

Most of us feel we are loved by Yahweh, and we are. But if there is a creature that is unloved by Yahweh and eternally lost, it makes Yahweh’s love limited in my sight because he cannot or will not extend himself to reach that creature. This concept resembles the counterfeit love that controlled my mind before I met the Father. In my way of thinking, Love’s attributes would have been on the level of self-love; being limited by insurmountable circumstances. The circumstance stretch­ed beyond self-love’s ability and extended itself as a power above and over Yahweh. My admiration for Yahweh was limited to the degree Love had fallen to, thus limiting my vision and expectation.

Love can correct, chastise, and purge, and yet be manifested as Love. But when those actions are because of revenge and are eternal, they take on a different shade and present the Eternal One in a much less attractive light. In reality, Yahweh then appears to take on the base attributes of the finite creature.

It cannot be denied that limited salvation reveals a limited Creator. Yahweh is God because there is nothing that can extend itself above him. He is omniscient because his wisdom and foresight are unlimited. He is Love because nothing can out-stretch or limit Love; it reaches beyond every opposing force. Love (Yahweh) is not almost merciful; he is mercy personified. His mercy extends itself to meet every situation and condition. The attributes of the Spirit is a description of Love, Yahweh is Love. Love never fails. If God is Love, then Love is God, that is, he is the supreme power over all other powers. If Love cannot overpower and eliminate the evil of ignorance that prevails upon us, tell me, where is our hope? If Love can alleviate our woes but will not, mankind is doomed to eternal ignorance, for we have all sinned and come short of his glory.

We have an expectancy to possess the Spirit of our Father. I am expecting to inherit his attributes. Those attributes are unadulterated in their form. Spirit is a force that cannot possess duality. We are vessels; therefore, many spirits can live in our body, but each spirit is singular. A spirit cannot be evil and good. But a good spirit can be true to its nature and yet administer judgment providing the exercise of it produces a good result. Neither eternal torment nor annihilation can, in any way, be reconciled with omnipotent Love.

On the human realm, we are sometimes forced to compromise and sacrifice the minority for the good of the majority, as is manifested in the bombing of enemy strongholds, where the innocent are cremated with the guilty. But in the Kingdom realm, there are no compromises; each individual is dealt with according to their deeds and needs.

Being human, and continually dealing in human affairs, it is difficult for us to believe the Father can and will usurp this authority and bring everything into his order, He not only can, but will: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 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 1:7-11.

John 1:1-14 agrees with Colossians 1:16-18 that our Savior was the Word and that the Word is the first cause of every existing thing. We also know that Christ alone is Truth and Light. His mission on earth is to bring all into harmony with his divine will (Eph. 1:5), for all things were made by him and for him (Colo. 1:16, Rev. 4:11).

Paul, in Ephesians 1:10, speaks of that unfulfilled administration that is predestined to reconcile all things to the Father through Christ, the spoken, or revealed, Word. The revealed Word (truth) elevates the spiritual intellect and enables it to grasp a higher realm of love and then to experience it. Sin is the synonym of carnality, or death. Death will be swallowed up in victory through the spoken Word (1 Cor. 15:54).

From the scriptural evidence here we should conclude that the Creator brought all things into being through the power of ‘his spoken word’. And all things in their completion will be an expression of Life and Love; Yahweh is Love.

“And they (believers) overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony (the manifest evidence of their experience in the Anointed Word),” Revelation 12:11.

Creating Images in the Mind

Creating Images In the Mind

Because Yahweh is Spirit, communicating about Spirit revealed truth is very difficult. All things that are seen can be described because they are concrete, or tangible— such as animal, vegetation, or mineral, but spiritual things can only be felt; therefore, they are not easily described.

Yahweh is Spirit—an unseen energy force that is changing emotional vibrations of spiritual intelligence and developing his children into pure light, or revealed truth.

The word Yahweh draws a mental picture in the mind when the sound (or vibrations) of his name is spoken or when his character is described. But each person draws his/her own mental image, or picture, and each image will differ in some respect. Our images of Yahweh can differ dramatically depending upon our attitude about right and wrong. An abused or neglected child can, and often does, connect this word with unreasonable authority, and abuse; therefore, they have a contemptible image.

If a multitude of believers were told, “Yahweh loves you,” every one of them would agree with the statement, but according to the mental picture they have created of the meaning of this phrase.
Yahweh: With each of the believers the word “Yahweh” could reflect a different image, ranging from detestable to exceedingly adorable.

Love: Many people do not have the slightest concept of the true meaning of love; therefore, they must depend upon an image that has been created by their life experiences. If everyone had a correct image, they would experience love and happiness.

We live in a society where it is common for fathers and mothers to feel little or no genuine love for their children. A child that receives no love from the people in their social environment cannot know the meaning of love, not even on a human level, until they experience it later through other avenues. Such a person could hold images from indifference to brutality, but those who have been spoiled and pampered will understand pampering and spoiling to be the manifestation, or substance, of love. No one can have a correct image of Love (Yahweh) except those that have received the understanding through the Spirit of Truth.

You: Most of us know less about our true self than we know about our next door neighbor, because it is difficult to discipline oneself and more difficult to face reality if we do not. But the problem in knowing self in connection with the love of Yahweh goes much deeper than facing reality about our actions. We must understand what it is about us that Yahweh loves or at least know that Yahweh does not love on the human level.

Carnal creatures love things or people that make them feel good and they often reject unsightly things, all unpleasant things, and people who create problems. Therefore, they feel that Yahweh loves them for their personality, beauty, talent, or intelligence. So that convincing these people that Yahweh loves them could be understood as Yahweh’s approval of their selfishness and pride. Others, who have rejected themselves as unacceptable, ugly, and hopeless creatures, after having become convinced Yahweh loves them, tend to accept his love as his acceptance of their inabilities and failures. When this happens, no improvement in character is sought.

Many years ago I attended a small country church for a while where the pastor’s image fit the above description. He thought of himself as ignorant and poor. He repeatedly stated this fact and assured us that God loved him because of his ignorance and inability. He is now retired; his progress in this lifetime quickly reached its pinnacle, but he is yet firmly clinging to an image of a god that loves him because he is poor, uneducated, and a hopeless social reject. Try explaining to these people that their Creator has the solution to all hindering problems, including ignorance, and instantly their brain begins to send out spirit messages, “Cannot compute! Cannot compute!”

It is most difficult for human beings to think of themselves as the unfinished workmanship of Yahweh. Some refuse to deal with the subject, others pretend they have always co-existed with Yahweh on equal bases; therefore, they are, and always have been, a finished product and flawless. But there is no cause for worry; someday they will be awakened to the fact that “…we are his workmanship, created in Christ Yasha unto good works, which Yahweh hath before ordained that we should walk in them,” Ephesians 2:10.

We must receive the Spirit of Christ before we are at a starting point of development into Christ. Without the Spirit of Christ, i.e. the Spirit of Love and Revelation, we remain carnally minded and as such we cannot understand the things of the Spirit. Receiving the Spirit does not guarantee us popularity, wealth, comfort, or friends on the human level, but it does guarantee us that we can become enlightened about the things of the Spirit realm. It provides the potential we need to develop into a higher concept of righteousness and goodness. It is our door into development into a hallowed habitation of holiness and happiness where death will not hinder or molest.

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Yahweh: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of Yahweh: Every spirit that confesses that Yasha Christ is come in the flesh is of Yahweh: And every spirit that confesses not that Yasha Christ is come in the flesh is not of Yahweh: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of Yahweh, little children, and have overcome them: ‘because greater is He that is in you,’ than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. We are of Yahweh: he that knows Yahweh hears us; he that is not of Yahweh hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of Yahweh; and every one that loves is born of Yahweh, and knows Yahweh. He that loves not knows not Yahweh; for Yahweh is love,” I John 4:1-8.

The authors of the modified versions of the Bible would have us believe that the words “in you” means, he is “among” you, but they have not dealt with the scripture that states: “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints To whom Yahweh would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:26-27. Also the Gospel of John 14:15-28 deals with this subject: “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 for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees 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. Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas said unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

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. He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 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. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.”

We now conclude this message with the assurance that if any of our readers have failed to appropriate the grace that is sufficient to support them through life’s difficulties because of the false image they have of their Creator, we sincerely pray that they will have now gained ample understanding to experience the joy of their salvation and achieve their fulfillment in Christ. May the joy of the Lord radiate its glory through you and light the path you tread.

Confronting the Giants

Confronting the Giants

As the air, water, and land become more polluted, we find ourselves bombarded with hoards of diseases and unavoidable contaminations. Every Christian is called upon at one time or another to deal with the more severe consequences of this widespread pollution. These episodes often remind us of our need for a higher power, which sometimes seem just out of reach of the human concept.

There are many knowledgeable books on the market now, including the Bible, which deal with the biblical approach to a higher energy and especially divine healing.

More and more members of the Christian society have accepted the obvious, that is, the Bible gives the believing Christian the privilege of experiencing miracles and divine healing.

Christians from almost every denomination are becoming familiar enough with their Bible to accept the fact that Christ not only taught His followers to accept divine healing for their own body, but endued the Church with the power to heal others. Yet as we look at the overall picture, we see few Christians who consistently depend upon divine healing or expect the miraculous to sustain them in a crisis.

Even before I was forced to deal with terminal cancer, I gave this subject much thought. We are continuously in touch with a great number of people and have become grievously aware that cancer is taking an outrageous toll on a greater number of Christians than some of us had previously suspected. To add to this heartbreaking dilemma, there are many other dedicated Christians who are suffering from various diseases and afflictions that are not benefiting from the promise of divine healing. Christians are not always immune to attacks, but they are always guaranteed that they will receive deliverance out of them, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but Yahweh delivers him out of them all,” Psalm 34:19.
I am convinced that many of these suffering Christians have never questioned the legitimacy of the biblical teaching of divine healing and yet faithfully promote the doctrine as being a sound biblical doctrine. I assume that this is true of most Bible believers. Then I ask, in the face of this paradox, Why are there so many Christians dying prematurely of these diseases? My conclusion is that it is not lack of faith in Yahweh’s ability to heal, but lack of faith in themselves to appropriate the promises that are given. They know Yahweh can heal, but they do not believe they are capable of believing strong enough to receive it. I believe that this is one of the faith-stoppers. The carnal mind cannot believe that it does not have to merit divine healing. Another faith-stopper is that many lose faith if they do not experience instant healing. They do not discern the difference in the gift of miracles and the gift of healing.

In 1954, I had a severe lung problem that affected both my lungs. I was prayed for as the Spirit had instructed me, but I continued to experience hemorrhaging from the lungs for sometime after the prayer was offered. I was miraculously healed when they prayed, but I was not instantly made well. At the time I was prayed for, the healing process went into effect and continued over a period of time until my lungs were strong and well.

During that time I was not taking medication. I was a homemaker and caring for four small children. I confess I sometimes had to deal with negative thoughts that were produced by the presence of the persistent symptoms. But I held to the Word and reaped the benefits. I have been divinely healed many times since then and found myself dealing with the same negative thought process when the healing did not happen instantly. My healing seldom does.

There will never be a better time to deal with these negative thoughts that present themselves to the Christian’s mind than the present. But we must securely buckle down in our Spirit armor if we are to excel in this endeavor: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Yahweh: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…,” Ephesians 6:14-19.

Though the above passage of scriptures were penned by Paul, he evidently was no stranger to this negative thought battle and dealt with it in Second Corinthians 10:3-5: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through Yahweh to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Yahweh, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Paul offered us the above solution.

I firmly believe that Paul knew it was and still is possible to cast down the negative imaginations (carnal thought patterns) that most of us have practiced if we have on full armor. If we do not put on the whole armor, we will eventually fall in battle.
Let us look at the armor that is available to us and deal with it out of the symbolic realm. The first thing we are told to buckle on is truth. Never is truth harder to deal with than when it is used as a mirror to reflect our own image. There is a scripture that states, “The little foxes spoil the vines, and our vineyards have blossoms,” Song of Solomon 2:15, Interlinear. A truer statement has never been made. I have observed these little foxes gnawing at the vine that were in bloom, unnoticed. The names of a couple of these little pests are gossip and unnecessary criticism—especially behind the back of the criticized victim. If we were aware of the price we must pay for these unprofitable privileges, we would not be willing to pay the purchasing price.

We are living in a society that accepts rudeness as a common practice. We are free to collectively criticize public servants: police officers, politicians, ministers, the medical profession, school officials, and teachers, without serious thought of the consequences. Comedians openly poke fun at motherhood, dignitaries, the clergy, and no one is immune to their attacks. This, they have done to entertain the public until a generation has grown up who are duped into thinking it is a fun thing to do. Yet, if it is condemned in the Bible, it is a faith-stopper whether we are entertained by it or not. This kind of amusement is detrimental to society. It destroys respect and belittles the sacred.

Our nation’s youth are often stereotyped and collectively condemned by thoughtless Christians. No doubt we do have problems with some of our youth and from a few of the members of all the above professions, but to say doctors are only interested in money or that all politicians are crooked is only speaking out of one’s evil imagination. Collective criticism is always evil, as is the condemning of historical characters. Yet many Christians practice it.

Christianity replaced Judaism, yet even they knew better than to destroy the reputation of their political heroes and historical patriarchs. Quoting from Houston Smith’s book, The Religions of Man, 1963, “Against those who would throw the past away with both hands that they may grasp the present more readily, Judaism accounts the memory of the past as a priceless treasure. Most historically minded of all the religions it finds holiness and history inseparable.”

If we are to bring every thought into obedience to Christ, we will not only deal with our comments and remarks, but we must correct our thought-pattern and refuse to judge by the seeing of our eyes and hearing of our ears. Think, the carnal mind is an enemy to the truth. The Spirit does not judge by outward appearance. If we allow ourselves to thoughtlessly pass judgment on any individual, whether it is saint or sinner, we are not doing it through the Spirit of Truth.

Careless remarks are detrimental to society and breed hostility; they destroy confidence and respect. I am not speaking of constructive rebuke and criticism, for the Church could not survive without the right to honestly deal with bad situations. But Christians who must listen to embittered and collective criticis, must be on guard against allowing themselves to become brainwashed. We must gird our mind with truth.

The second part of our armor is needed to accompany the first— we must walk in the Spirit of righteousness. We must pattern our lives after Christ and the written Word and be willing to walk contrary to the world. The breastplate of righteousness protects us from being agitated and sidetracked by the trivial. It not only protects us from snide remarks and from being offended by the mistreatment of others, but it protects our mind from the normal imaginations. All judgment that is not revealed by the Holy Spirit is of the carnal imagination. We cannot know the heart of another individual unless the Spirit of Love exposes it to us. And as strange as it may seem, the Holy Spirit sometimes gives us this privilege to create a love-bond between the exposed person and us. But never does He reveal it for destructive and hurtful gossip. To repeat a Spirit-inspired insight to others betrays sacred trust.

Human actions can look good and yet produce evil; sometimes motives can be wrong and yet be disguised as constructive criticism, because we are so often misguided by evil imaginations. At the core of every being is a heart that is hungering for love and acceptance.

If we are to reach the lost for Christ, we must be willing to look beyond that which seems to be the obvious, that is, the carnal imaginations that hinder and sometimes blind us and prevent us from finding the Christ-child within the seed, which was conceived at the cross. I assure you the seed of Life is imbedded there, “That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world,” Saint John 1:9.

Next, Paul speaks of the preparation of the good news (gospel). Notice he did not only say “good news” (this is the true meaning of the Greek word “gospel”) but he added two more words: “of peace,” the good news “of peace.” Peace is always good news. Why did he call it the good news of peace? Paul knew the sin issue was settled once and for all at the cross—there the battle had been fought and won. The wall of separation had been broken down and the way into the Holiest of Holy had been paved. Yahweh was now inviting all creation to come boldly before the throne of His grace. Well Glory! We can approach the King. And what is greater is that we can bring as many guests with us as we can persuade to come. But should we introduce them by numerating their shortcomings? Of course we shouldn’t. But do we? What is our conversation concerning those confused and lost individuals that the Lord allows us to minister to? Do we see them through the eyes of mercy? Or do we judge according to our own obvious observation, which is our imagination? Too many people see the Word of Yahweh as a book of angry and lowering threats. They have made their preparation, but not with the gospel of peace.

Paul was spiritually wise. He understood the power of faith and assures us that Spirit-born faith has the ability to protect the mind against doubts, fears, and negative remarks of others. Please notice that Paul did not say that the shield of faith would protect us from “some” of the fiery darts; he said it would protect us from “all” the fiery darts. He did not say it “might” protect us. He said it “would” protect us. If we have our shield of faith in position, we will not be wounded by the bombardment of evil imaginations which we must withstand.

Our Lord expressed his position in Yahweh when he stated, “… for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me,” John 14:30. If we have our shield of faith in place when the spirits arise to agitate and arouse us, they will find no fuel to ignite.

When we understand that Yahweh is with us twenty-four-seven and we accept that our steps are ordered by him and when we truly believe that all things are working together for our good, we can rest in him. Faith is trusting Yahweh with all 1440 minutes of our day. We must believe he loves us and is involved in our lives. This does not mean that he has made puppets of us. It simply means that he is allowing us to make the best decisions we know how to make, which might sometimes be irrational ones, while he stands with us making them work to affect growth in our spirit-man.

Going back to verse seventeen, I would like to exchange the word helmet with crown. It is wonderful to allow our head to be adorned with our salvation. We should serve the Lord with a meek and quiet spirit, and we should never be loud, boisterous, and pushy. But we can act in a manner that people will be conscious that a member of the new creation is in their midst. We can wear our salvation so that it is a thing of beauty to those around us. I love to feel the Spirit of the Lord responding to others in love and respect, especially when I am aware that he is ministering those attributes out from my temple.

A helmet is the part of the armor that protects the head. It is vital in the time of battle. We may feel pretty strong in our flesh, but we never enter into the warfare of the Lord as long as we are operating in the flesh. Those who are operating in the flesh are on the opposing side of the Lord’s army. We do not get our enlistment papers until we are born from above.
When we enter into battle, we must be armed and ready to make war. Christians are given swords not only to war with, but for protection against the enemy. Too many Christians are struggling along attempting to be effective soldiers for the Lord who have not the slightest insight of what the war is all about or who the enemy is. These defenseless creatures are more detrimental to the battle than the enemy. Before we attempt to join the battle, we need to study the Bible. We may have a Bible and read it through once a year, but until we take the time to study the Bible we absolutely have no business signing up for a major battle.

We sometimes think we battle with other people, and sometimes we do; but if we are reaching for maturity, we must become aware that our enemy is not always another person, but instead we are battling against the attitude and imagination we hold against our adversary.

Now that we have our armor in place, we are ready to fulfill the instructions given in Ephesians 6:18: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
Faith doesn’t only come by praying, faith comes by hearing the word of truth. So let us look at some favorite scriptures that should be strong enough to strengthen our faith. There is an ample supply in the storehouse of Yahweh to meet every need in our lives, but we must purchase them with active faith. This is explained in Mark 16:15-18: “And he said unto them, 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 (remain under condemnation). 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 serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Please look closely here and notice the signs are not said to be following everyone—the signs are only following those that believe. Are these signs following you? Remember it is not enough to believe in the power of some well-known faith healer; we must believe in the Christ within. Remember, your hope, my hope, our hope is in Christ within. We must have confidence in our own relationship with the Holy Spirit if we are to reap the full benefit of our experience and open the storehouse of faith.

It is good to have faith in the gifts that are operating through the brethren, but if we must depend on another to visit the storehouse for us, our supplies will not be ample.

Now if we did not have a carnal mind to fight, we would have enough evidence to convince us that we can heal and be healed, but we must deal with reality and go on.

If we believe the Bible, we should be able to believe in healing. Though we see Yahweh as a healer in Genesis, we are introduced to him more fully through his dealings with Israel in Exodus. It is as if he is using Israel to introduce himself to the world. One of his early introductions to Israel is found in Exodus 15:26: “And God (Yahweh) said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Yahweh thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am Yahweh that healeth thee.

Healing was not first introduced to mankind at the time of the New Testament. Yahweh was a Savior and a healer in Genesis; he was a healer when Christ manifested him to the world. He is a healer today and will always be a healer.
Yahweh revealed himself as a healer to Abimelech (Gen. 20:17-18) and used Abraham as his instrument. If he did not exercise power over his creation, he would not be supreme. There would remain a power that reached above him.
Our next scripture does not deal specifically with healing, but it does include our physical needs. It is found in Mark 11:22-26: “And Yasha answering says unto them, Have faith in Yahweh. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

In verses 22-24, our Savior makes a very strong statement that he did not modify with might, but, or maybe: “If you will believe you will receive.” In verses 25-26, he deals with another faith-stopper. The Savior did not say, If you are an unforgiving person, I will not answer your prayer. He said, “If you will not forgive, you will not be forgiven.” The principle of faith in the Word works on the same principle. If you are unable to forgive others, you are yet dwelling in darkness. You have not been converted because you have not trusted, believed in, or in other words, you do not have faith in Christ who came to manifest the principle of love.

Accepting the principle of love demands that we live by it. If we receive the love of Yahweh into our hearts and minds, we will love others with His unconditional love, which is a forgiving love. If you are unwilling to forgive, it will not benefit you to pray for more faith for your healing until you deal with your problem. You must confess your fault and ask for a changed heart. You must ask the Holy Spirit to come into your heart so you may experience love and faith in the principle that Christ taught. If you have never experienced this love, you may not be aware of its existence—many Christians are not.
Please allow me to testify to you. There is a love that extends itself beyond fault and failure; it extends itself above nationality, above gender, above social standing, and human ability. In fact, it supercedes all earthly obstacles and allows us to have, feel, and manifest love unconditionally. It produces a love that goes beyond human reasoning to grasp the wisdom of Yahweh. It is an awesome experience because we remain aware of our human inability to experience impartial love. We suddenly become aware that the flesh, with all of its awesome abilities, cannot produce impartial love. Flesh cannot produce love that is not stimulated by some form of self-interest.

First Corinthians twelve confirms the fact that divine healing is one of the nine gifts and is set in the Church. This means that some members have this supernatural gift of healing and others do not. If we are fortunate enough to know an individual that does, we may receive many healings without dealing with our growth and the lack in our own life. But Paul warns that the gifts, being in part, will fail us sooner or later, and it seems to happen when we least expect it. One of our leading evangelists wrote that only one out of four people that went through his healing lines were actually healed; compare this with the individual that was not operating in the gift realm: “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick,” Matthew 8:16.

“Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them,” Luke 4:40.

“And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of Yahweh,” Luke 6:17-20.

“Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him (the typical religious reaction to living faith). But when Yasha knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all,” Matthew 12:14-15. Now that is an impressive reaction to persecution, wouldn’t you say?

Christians, we are not talking Pentecost here; we’re talking Tabernacles. It is not an easy task to convince the Church of the reality of the Word now. But when the day comes that we can deal with the demons, as Christ did, that have so many folks bound I am convinced that it will change the scene. Well Glory! How would you like to minister in the capacity that Christ did? Press on in; it is coming.

If we desire to leave the gift realm behind to lay claim to Tabernacles, which is the more excellent way, we must get into our armor and fight until we win the victory. We should be careful not to confuse the battle ground with our ministry. The battle comes first, and when the battle has been won, it is time to get into your ministry. It took Moses forty years to get Egypt out of himself so that Yahweh could send him back to lead the people out of their bondage.
We do not want to shadow-box, so let us identify our enemy and get ready to pull down the strong holds that the enemy has held in our minds.

One very strong guard that will challenge us in this battle is the status quo syndrome: “No one else is doing this and no one else (except Christ) has ever done this. I cannot possibly expect to do more than some of the great evangelists of the past.” Our truth against this imagination is that we can enter into the more excellent way ministry. It is available and has been since Christ came to make his abode in the flesh. This ministry excels far above the gift realm, and we have not witnessed any such move on the face of this earth since Christ.

There are members out there that are doing a tremendous work, and we recognize that, but when we look at Tabernacles, even from a distance, we can’t help but blush for those dear souls that claim to have apprehended it.

“Name it and claim it” never applies to growth and reaching maturity. If it did, my children would have reached full maturity in their early teen years. But with all their naming and claiming, it took a few knocks and bumps to finish the course.
When Tabernacles dawns for us, we will have faced down every devil in sheol and will still be standing strong against them. The Bible says in the day when Yahweh Tabernacles his people there will be no more tears and no more pain to deal with: “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of Yahweh is with men, and he will tabernacle with them, and they shall be his people, and Yahweh himself shall be with them, as their God. And Yahweh shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and death will be no longer, nor mourning, nor outcry, nor pain will be any longer, for the first things passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful,” Revelations 21:3-5. This was quoted from the Interlinear Greek Translation, by J.P. Green, which is a very good literal translation and is not a version as is the King James Version. Some folks are surprised to note that this scene is not supposed to take place on another planet. But Saint John says it came down (to the earth) from Yahweh out of heaven.

Please notice that while some have no more tears or pain, others have their part in a severe judgment. But someone might remind us that John specifically states that there will be a new heaven and a new earth at this time and the old ones will have passed away. And we also took special notice of this, and we are glad that Paul did not leave us without understanding of the remark: “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation): old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:16-17.

When Christianity is reduced to religious philosophy it soon becomes watered down until there is no life or power expected. If our “old things” have not begun to pass away somewhere on our path of salvation, we need to examine our experience and see if we are truly in the faith.

The light that illuminates the “Book” is now glowing with life and energy that radiates into the deepest depths of the soul. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have moved on with giant strides of spiritual awakening, unparalleled in human history. We need to cast our eyes upon this spiritual horizon and move on in to the greatest historical event that has ever shook this globe. The stage is set, and like in the days of Anna and Simeon (Luke 2:25-38) our faith is reaching out to embrace this truth.

There were those in the days just before Christ appeared on the scene that were spiritually awakened to the reality of the Word, and their faith demanded His appearance. This is what we need now. The Word has given us the promise of immortality. Let us be bold in demonstrating faith in the Word that demands its fulfillment. Ask what you will, which is our throne-right. Remember, our inheritance must come by faith. A faith that is too weak to talk is a faith that is too weak to create. He creates all things by the spoken word. Let’s start speaking it. Hey! If we are Christians, we will be persecuted. We need to get that settled in our minds. It is written, and it is a reality. We might as well get our uniform on and shoulder our gear. We can conquer the giants and take this mountain!

Confronting the Greatest Controversy

Confronting the Greatest Controversy

There are three different basic theories concerning the purpose of creation and the destiny of mankind: eternal torment, annihilation, and the restitution of all.

Each of these doctrines are taught and believed by Bible believing and devout individuals who accept the Bible as the divinely revealed word of Yahweh, and each group is equally convinced that their particular theory is an inspired revelation that originated from Yahweh and is supported by Scripture; therefore, each is infallible. Yet each opposes and contradicts the other.

Since all Bible believers agree that man is something more than animal and that he was created by Yahweh and has his destiny in him, they must also agree that the erring ones cannot be restored to their lost estate, punished eternally in a lake of fire, and annihilated at the same time.

We must also agree that a serious problem does exist which needs to be confronted, especially since, in all fairness, we must admit by using the King James Version of the Holy Scriptures and most of the other modern versions, each is equally capable of producing support for any particular theory (see scripture support page at the end of this study). Why are there so many Bible supported contradictions?

In view of these obvious facts, how can we smugly declare our doctrinal security without an honest and unbiased investigation of the subject, especially if we take into consideration that this subject directly confronts and reflects upon the character and wisdom of Yahweh?

If we teach that Yahweh conceived a plan to eternally torment or annihilate those he wills to restore, or if we teach erroneously that he will restore those he had purposed to annihilate or eternally torture, we are found to be false witnesses and guilty of doing him a great injustice, which we must be confronted with in the day of judgment because we have not spoken truth concerning the character and wisdom of the Almighty (see Job 42:7).

We must also be aware that hidden within the Holy Scripture is a divine truth, waiting to be revealed to all who are willing to forsake all traditions and preconceived theories to search for the pearl of great price. We cannot assume that neither we nor our particular congregation have an infallible revelation before we have conducted a thorough and unbiased investigation for the truth and harmony of the scriptures. We know the Bible is truth, and that truth, when revealed by the Spirit, will not only reconcile all true believers to a true fellowship with Yahweh, but it will also reconcile all believers to oneness and harmony of the Spirit of Truth.

Neither false doctrine nor honest opinions can change, affect or do away with, Yahweh’s true design for the ages; therefore, truth demands that we proclaim a doctrine that reveals the true character of our Creator. The character and personality of Yahweh can be known only by his actions, revealed Word, and its manifestation. Everyone will surely agree that we, his children, should strive to be like him in all of our ways (Rom. 15:5-6, Philip. 2:5, 1 Jo. 3:1-3). This fact alone should motivate us to diligently seek to know his Spirit and understand his word and actions exactly as he is. Otherwise, we could easily submit ourselves to an evil spirit, masquerading as the angel of Light (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

Our Savior warned us to be cautious lest we be deceived, for by their fruits, motivations, actions, and spirit, we shall know them (Matt. 7:16). If we are deceived, we can be changed into the likeness of the spirit that deceived us, believing it to be Yahweh (2 Thess. 2:4). Yielding to and accepting the embodiment of a spirit is a very serious action because we will gradually acquire its nature, attitude, and image. The nature of a spirit is revealed through words, works, and attitude of the person they inhabit.

Many people are repulsed by the implications of the eternal torment theory and ignore its teaching, even though they assemble with the congregation that upholds the theory. They dare not question its reality for fear of provoking Yahweh. They are convinced the Bible teaches it, so fear prevents them from investigating the absurdity of its teaching. They choose never to speak or think on the subject and close their minds to any farther revelation. I chose that route for years, but I soon learned that ignoring the subject did nothing toward helping me expand my faith and love for my Creator—the object of my worship.

I sincerely disagreed with the idea of eternal torment from my very early childhood and could not find any justification for it as a necessity, but fear held me spell bound. I was taught that the King James Version was the only true Bible. I did not consider the fact that its literary value is that of a version and as such, not only could be, but should be researched and compared with the original scriptures.

Contrary to what most people believe, the answer to our greatest controversy is accessible because the confusion does not originate in the original scriptures, but in the translation of a few Greek words.

We are told by the church hierarchy (just as the people were told during the dark ages) to leave these matters to their discretion and blindly follow on. But then comes the question, If our ignorance to divine truth demands that we choose one among the highly educated as our spiritual mediator to intercede for us while we are in our state of spiritual illiteracy, which one should we follow since the Doctors of Divinity do not come to a oneness of spirit nor anywhere near a harmony of doctrinal views with their contemporaries? How can the spiritually illiterate choose their man? Do we not all have access to one Spirit, a living High Priest and Teacher to whom we can turn for direction? Are we not admonished, as laity members, to come boldly before the throne of grace?

I find, in my inquiry, that there is only one mediator between Yahweh and man— the Lord Yasha, and he invites our honest questions regarding some of these perplexing theories. It is safe to ask questions, and it is the most honest thing we can do.

We are told to study to show ourselves approved, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. It is necessary to study and compare text with text. If we are not familiar with the Greek and Hebrew languages, we should arm ourselves with the very best Bible helps: the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Greek and Hebrew, Young’s Analytical Concordance, The Interlinear Bible coded to the numerical system in the Strong’s Concordance, a college dictionary, a good Bible dictionary; books with information on Bible lands, times, and customs, a good Bible atlas. Add to these an open mind, a hungry heart with an unbiased determination to know the truth at all cost, and a clear conscience so we can maintain a strong dependency, and faith in our relationship with our Father. But we must understand that anytime we begin to study and to grow spiritually, we are inviting the enemy to attack. He will attack, and we will not stand in this battle without the whole armor of Yahweh. The adversary does not fight religion; he saves his forces to attack truth-seekers.

As we set our hearts to understand the Word and to chasten ourselves, we are amazed at the many avenues of knowledge that are opened to us.

Some of the words in the translation that mislead us are world, destroy, hell, and the unlimited expressions such as eternal, everlasting, ever and ever, and evermore. Most of these expressions came from the Greek aion (aion) and aionion (aionion). The Greek word “aion” and its adjective “aionion” are sometimes mistranslated into these unlimited expressions in the New Testament. They are the only Greek words that are translated eternal except for “aidios” (aidios), in Romans 1:20.

Everlasting is from number 166, “aionion” in the Strong’s Concordance, except in Jude 6, which comes from number 126, “aidios.” The expression “ever and ever” is from #166 aionion, as is the word “ever.” For more scriptures see “Scripture Support” at the end of this message.

Aion and aionios should never be translated as eternal, always, forever, ever more, or ever. According to the Webster’s Dictionary the word “eternal” means timeless, that is, without beginning or end. Both aion and aionion are proven by scriptures to have a beginning and an end. Aion is used in John 9:32: “Since the world (aion) began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind?” One cannot replace the word “world” with everlasting or eternal in this scripture. But one could, and should say, “Since the age (aion) began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind?”

The word world appears again in Hebrews 1:1-2: “Yahweh, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (lit. framed the ages).” This word “worlds” is the plural of “aion,” as it is in Hebrews 11:3: “Through faith we understand that the worlds (aions) were framed by the word of Yahweh, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Both of these scriptures speak of a beginning and of more than one. It would be impossible to replace these two words with any unlimited expression.

Again we find the word “aion” in Acts 3:21: “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which Yahweh has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world (age) began.” We cannot substitute the word “eternal” for age in the above scriptures, and our translators did not think so either.

One might contend, as many have before them, that a word can have more than one meaning. I will not oppose that statement, but it is my firm conviction that a word cannot mean two exact opposites and convey any meaning to its listeners, especially “time” and “timeless.”

I meet some people that would be glad to accept the “restitution of all things” concept if they were not so frightened of Yahweh sending them to hell for denying its existence. If I am wrong and find I must spend eternity in flames for having the wrong concept of my wonderful Creator, I would much rather burn for thinking him incapable of eternal torture than I would to face him with the confession that I had taught people that he would burn his own children.

It is Yahweh’s testimony that burning his sons with fire had never entered into his mind: “They (the sons of Israel) have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spoke it, neither came it into my mind,” Jeremiah 19:5.

The word “hell” should never have been put into the Bible. Three Greek words were translated into the Greek word “hell.” Gehenna came from the Hebrew “Valley of Hinnom” in the Old Testament. Hades came from the Hebrew word “sheol.” Sheol is in the Old Testament 65 times and was translated “hell” 31 times, “grave” 31 times and “pit” three times. Sheol is the only Hebrew word translated hell in the Old Testament. It should have been in the New Testament ten times but the Greek translators of the Hebrew manuscript translated it “hades” and when it was brought over from Greek to English the word became “hell.”

Scripture Support:

Rev. 5:11-13: “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.” Saints, if the people being eternally tortured can join in harmony with this mind set; I would say that hell must not be as hot as we have been led to believe.

John 12:32: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

Phil. 2:10: “That at the name of Yasha every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.”

Isa. 45:23: “I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”

Rom. 14:11: “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to Yahweh.”

Eph. 1:10: “That in the dispensation of the fulness 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.”

Col. 1:20: “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”

Matt. 16:18: “And I say also unto thee, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

2 Tim. 2:1-7: “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Yasha. And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Yasha Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

1 Cor. 15:22-23: “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.”

Restitution: Acts 3:21: “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which Yahweh has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

Eph. 4:13: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of Yahweh, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”