There is no other name under heaven for your salvation except the unique Name: YAOHUSHUA !

YAOHUSHUA Messiah - All Is Yours In Him

 

Financial Freedom Means -

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What does 'special revelation' mean?

A.

Special revelation is Y┴OHU UlhÝm's message communicated to a specific person or a small group of people, and this is in contrast to 'general revelation' which is knowledge or information imparted by Him to all people.

The Holy Scriptures cite several methods or means by which Y┴OHU UlhÝm conveys His special revelation to a person or to a specific group of people.

 
1. By lot -

This method of revealing Y┴OHU UlhÝm's selection, verdict or preference was used by His people early on through time, though it is seldom used these days.

'The lot is cast upon the lap,
But its every outcome is from Y┴OHU UlhÝm.'
- Maush'lay (Proverbs) 16:33, Holy Scriptures

 
2. By Urim and Thummim -

The high priest during the tabernacle and temple periods wore a chestpiece made like a pouch which was embedded with twelve costly gems that bore the names of the twelve tribes of Yaoshor˙l.

The Urim and Thummim are two pieces of valuable gems which were inside the pouch and these are cast to determine the will, the verdict or the 'yes' or 'no' answer of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

'In this way, Aharˇn will carry the names of the tribes of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) on the chestpiece over his heart when he goes into the presence of Y┴OHU UlhÝm in the Holy Place.

Therefore, Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be reminded of His people continually. You then insert the Urim and Thummim into the chestpiece pocket, to be carried over Aharˇn's heart when he goes into the presence Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Therefore, Aharˇn will always carry the objects used to determine Y┴OHU UlhÝm's will for His people whenever he goes in before Y┴OHU UlhÝm.'

- Exodus 28:29-30, Holy Scriptures

 
3. By dreams -

People have dreams one way or another, but Y┴OHU UlhÝm occasionally reveals and conveys His message to a person through them. There are several examples in the Holy Scriptures when Y┴OHU UlhÝm did so.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm's special revelation through dreams are imparted to believers and non-believers alike, depending on His plan and purpose in each case.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm uses dreams to communicate His message of truth to those whom He wants to, and is often life changing.

Not all dreams are from Y┴OHU UlhÝm though. In order for you to check if the dream is from Y┴OHU UlhÝm or not, it must agree with what the unadulterated Words of Y┴OHU UlhÝm declare and must be confirmed by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' or any of Y┴OHU UlhÝm's servants, prophets or emissaries, confirming that it indeed is from Him.

'Then after I have poured out My rains again, I will pour out My 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.

In those days, I will pour out My 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) even on servants, men and women alike. I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth Ś blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon will turn bloodred before that awesome and terrible day of Y┴OHU UlhÝm arrives.

And anyone who calls on the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.

There will be people on Mount Tziyˇn in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym who escape, just as Y┴OHU UlhÝm has said.

These will be among the survivors whom Y┴OHU UlhÝm has called.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:28-32

 
4. Through Visions -

A vision from Y┴OHU UlhÝm may be received while awake, in a trance or while asleep and its main emphasis is on what is spoken and then heard rather than on what is seen.

On the other hand, a dream puts more emphasis on what is observed as events or panorama of scenes which convey truths and messages from Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

'After this, the word of Y┴OHU UlhÝm came to Abrom in a vision:

'Do not be afraid, Abrom.
I am your Shield,
your very great reward!' - Genesis 15:1

'One night ha-Molkhi˙l (the King) spoke to Sha˙l in a vision:

'Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.' - Acts 18:9

 
5. Through Pre-Incarnate appearances (Ulio-phanies) -

Before our Savior Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA actually, physically came in human form, appearances which were attributed to Him occurred during the Old Testament times, but was given titles such as the Angel of Y┴OHU UlhÝm, the Rock, and also the name Molkhi-Tzaodˇq (Melchizedeq), King of Shua-olÚym.

'The Angel of Y┴OHU UlhÝm found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.

And He said, 'Hagar, servant of Saro-i, where have you come from, and where are you going?'

'I'm running away from my lady Saro-i,' she answered.

Then the Angel of Y┴OHU UlhÝm told her, 'Go back to your lady and submit to her.'

The Angel added, 'I will so increase your offsprings that they will be too numerous to count. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in conflict with all his brethren."

She gave this Sh˙am (Name) to Y┴OHU UlhÝm Who spoke to her:

'You are Y┴OHU Yaoro-Úh,' for she said, 'I have now seen the One Who sees me.'

That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Ro-Úh; it is still there, between Kadesh and Vered.' - Genesis 16:12-14

 
6. Through Angels -

Y┴OHU UlhÝm has created the angels to be His messengers, orderlies and runners, to deliver His messages, to execute His commands and help those who are heirs to His salvation.

'While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sins of my people Yaoshor˙l and making my request to Y┴OHU UlhÝm, my Eternal Creator, for His holy hill - while I was still in prayer, Gabor˙l, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in a swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.

He taught me and said to me, 'Dayan-Ul, I have now come to give you insight plus comprehension. The moment you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.

Therefore, ponder well upon this message and comprehend the vision.' - Dayan-Ul (Daniel) 9:20-23

 
7. Through the Prophets -

Prophets are holy people of Y┴OHU UlhÝm Who speak on His behalf and proclaim His messages to the people. Prophets both in the Old and New Testaments fulfilled the same functions and duties to Y┴OHU UlhÝm and to the people in that they fearlessly and with authority spoke out His Word, His perfect will, verdict and predictions to specific persons or groups of people.

'Therefore, O house of Yaoshor˙l, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 18:30

'For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Y┴OHU UlhÝm. Repent and live!'

- Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 18:32

 
8. Chronological occurrences -

Y┴OHU UlhÝm has in many cases in the past displayed His marvelous work, character and power by means of His supernatural intervention in the continuing saga of mankind here on earth.

Foremost was Y┴OHU UlhÝm's delivering His people out of slavery in Egypt, through signs, miracles and wonders. That was a form of special revelation to all who witnessed those events.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm's acts of judgments were also modes of His special revelation in displaying His holy and just character.

Though all events are pre-planned by Y┴OHU UlhÝm, yet those events must be viewed and comprehended through guided inspiration from Him in order to fully grasp the meanings and messages being communicated through those events.

For example, there were many criminals who were impaled during the Roman period, how can we be sure that it was the impalement of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y which wiped away all our sins?

The Word of special revelation explains, clarifies and give correct significance and meaning to otherwise perplexing chain of events.

'Because He loved your forefathers, He determined to bless their offsprings and personally brought you out of Egypt with a great display of power.' - Deuteronomy 4:37

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) is the One all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in Him will have their sins forgiven through His Sh˙am (Name).' - Acts 10:43

 
9. YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y

The coming of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA in the flesh was Y┴OHU UlhÝm's most notable way of revealing Himself in a special way.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, by means of His words, deeds, behavior and attitudes, displayed the character, power, life, wisdom and love of the living Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father)

All throughout His earthly walk, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA glorified Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) and He continually enlightened His disciples in regard to the eternal truths about Y┴OHU AB┌ and the basic principles of His Kingdom.

YAOH┌SHUA told them, 'If Y┴OHU UL were your Father, you would love Me, because I have come to you from Y┴OHU UL.

I am not here on My own, but He sent me.

Why can't you comprehend what I am saying?

It is because you are unable to do so!

Because you are the children of your father, ha-satßn , and you lust to do the evil activities he does.

He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him.

When he lies, it really befits his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.

So when I tell you the truth, you simply don't believe me!

Which of you can truthfully accuse Me of sin?

And since I am telling you the truth, why don't you believe Me?

Anyone whose real Father is Y┴OHU UL hearkens gladly to the words of Y┴OHU UL.

And since you do not, it proves you aren't really Y┴OHU UL's own children.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 8:42-47

 
10. The Unadulterated Holy Scriptures -

Almost all that we know about Y┴OHU UlhÝm comes from the Words inscribed in His Holy Word. Though there were many other deeds that were supernaturally done by Him, yet only those that are inscribed in the Holy Scriptures do we truly get to know about.

There are many other deeds which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA carried out which were not recorded in the Holy Writ, but it is only those which are inscribed do we get information about the activities that were actually done.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm's way of revealing Himself in the Holy Scriptures is exact, progressive and always for a definite purpose.

Furthermore, it would be easy to look at evidences today which prove that accounts and events contained in the Holy Scriptures were factual and that they really happened in the past.

Prophecies given previously are occurring at the present time and that prophecies will continue to happen as predicted well into the future, too, proving that His Word is one of His methods of giving special revelation to those whom He has called.

'All Scripture is inspired by Y┴OHU UlhÝm and is useful to teach us what is really true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.

It corrects us out and teaches us to do what is right.'

- 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:16

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'Long ago Y┴OHU UlhÝm spoke many times and in many ways to our forebears through the prophets. But now in these final days, He has spoken to us through His Son.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm promised everything to the Son for an inheritance, and through the Son He created the universe and everything in it.

The Son reflects Y┴OHU UlhÝm's own glory, and everything about Him represents Y┴OHU UlhÝm exactly. He maintains the universe by the mighty power of His command.

After He died to cleanse us from the blemish of sin, He in the place of honor sat by the right hand of the majestic Y┴OHU UlhÝm of heaven.

This shows that Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Son is far greater than the angels, just as the Sh˙am (Name) Y┴OHU UlhÝm gave Him is far greater than their names.' - Hebrews 1:1-4, Holy Scriptures

'And anyone who calls on the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:32a

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will scan through the Holy Scriptures and find out in what ways Y┴OHU UlhÝm revealed or imparted His special messages to specific persons or groups of people through the years.

You will then find out what people are now doing in their eagerness to receive special messages or specific answers from on high, on whether these are scriptural methods or if they are mere traditional pagan customs and practices.

Character Trait for Today....

RECEPTIVITYwhich is the opposite ofDENSITY
Practical
Definition:

Always seeking the heart of Y┴OHU UlhÝm, obeying His commands, doing His perfect will, and pleasing Him in all my thoughts, words, behavior and attitudes.

Scriptures:

'From there you will search again for Y┴OHU UlhÝm, your Eternal Creator. And if you search for Him with all your heart and soul, you will find Him.' - Deuteronomy 4:29, Holy Scriptures

Your Anecdote For Today - Signs In Nile's Floating Chaff

There is an old Jewish legend, and it runs like this:

When Y┴OHU-saf (Joseph) was Deputy Governor to Pharaoh, during the period of the famine, he emptied the chaff of his granaries into the river Nile.

It floated far away on the moving current, and the people on the banks afar-off below saw it. It was only chaff, but it meant that there was corn in plenty elsewhere.

When they saw the floating chaff they were sure that if their endurance held out, and that if they could only reach the point at which the chaff had been thrown into the river they would find plenty to nourish their life.

Anecdote For Today - Abruhßm's Lack of Patience

There is an ancient legend that Abruhßm invited into his dwelling tent a man, who at mealtime gave no expression of gratefulness to the Eternal Creator for His mercy.

Whereupon the patriarch drove him forth into the desert unfed and without any place of refuge. But in the night Y┴OHU UlhÝm touched Abruhßm and awoke him, saying to him, 'Where is the guest?'

Abruhßm said, 'When he did not fear You, nor was grateful to You, I drove him forth.'

Y┴OHU UlhÝm rebuked him, saying, 'Who made you his judge: I have borne with him all these years. Could you not bear with him one night? Have you learned nothing from my mercy to you?'

It would be a miracle indeed if the love of Y┴OHU UlhÝm for a lost world yielded no love in the hearts of those whom His love bound with Himself.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Am I expected to live in sinless perfection while in this life being a child of Y┴OHU UL?

A.

Once a person becomes a believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, he becomes a new creation, his spirit is regenerated and he begins to walk in the newness of his spiritual life.

Being a spiritually-reborn child of Y┴OHU UL does not imply that he will never ever commit any sin from then on, but what it means is that all his sins are forgiven and pardoned.

Truth overapplied either to the left or to the right becomes heresy.

To the far left end of the scriptural balance is the false doctrine of anti-nomianism (against law) which engenders license and libertine permission to commit sins, wrongly presuming that since we are now under grace, and no longer under law, then we are free to do anything that feels fine.

To the far right end of the balance is rigorous slavery and bondage to the Mosaic laws, ceremonies, rituals and traditions.

But since YAOH┌SHUA is the Way, the narrow, difficult and moderate way which only a few ever find, the scripturally correct doctrine is freedom from slavery to Mosaic laws, and consequent obligation to obey the law of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, that is, to walk in His light, being His follower and true disciple.

We now obey and follow the law of life and liberty in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, the law of YAOH┌SHUA!

Not sinless perfection but walking according to the degree of light that is being shed upon the believer's life at each given point in time.

Each will be judged in accordance to the degree of light that was given him or her.

If we claim that we no longer have the sinful nature in our flesh, we lie and we do not have the truth.

If we claim that we no longer commit any sin, we are also lying, for Y┴OHU UL knows we still commit sins, because sin is not merely violating Y┴OHU UL's laws but also includes missing out on His perfect will or norm.

Knowing what is right to be done and not doing it is also sin.

And what do the Holy Scriptures say?

If we walk in His light, His 'DAM' (blood) cleanses us from all sin.

In other words, Y┴OHU UL does not expect sinless perfection from us in this life, but submission to His revealed will as we walk in the light that He gives us each step of the way, toward full maturity and completion.

And as we walk in His light, we are changed from glory to glory with the goal of being conformed to the image and character of our Savior Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah.

In summary, the main differences between believers and unbelievers are:

1.

Unbelievers are in the habit of committing sins and go from bad to worse, while believers are in the habit of doing what is right but sometimes commit sins, yet they continue to become better and better through time.

2.

Unbelievers commit sins and do not receive their forgiveness while believers immediately confess and acknowledge their sins to Y┴OHU UL and receive their continuing forgiveness.

3.

The direction in the unbeliever's life is from bad to worse, while the direction in the believer's life is from fine, to better and better until the ideal is achieved.

Scriptural Basis -

'If we claim we have no sin, we are only deceiving ourselves and refusing to accept the truth.

But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.

If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling Y┴OHU UL a liar and showing that His Word has really no place in our hearts.'

1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 1:8-10, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'My dear children, I am writing this to you in order that you will not sin. But if you do sin, there is Someone to plead for you before Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father).

He is YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the One Who pleases Y┴OHU UL completely. He is the sacrifice for our sins. He takes away not only our sins but the sins of all the world.'

1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:1-2, Holy Scriptures

'And anyone who calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:32a, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

Prayerfully evaluate yourself on how much improvement Y┴OHU UL has developed in you, as you see yourself at present much better than what you were in the past; you must believe that you will more and more be conformed to the image and character of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA as you walk daily in His light.

And when you sin, confess immediately to Y┴OHU AB┌ and ask, receive your forgiveness through the cleansing 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Y┴OHU AB┌ hearkens to your confessions. He forgives and cleanses you from every wrong you have committed.

Character Trait for Today....

Honestywhich is the opposite ofSelf-Delusion
Practical
Definition:

Realizing that while I walk in the light given me daily, Y┴OHU AB┌ will increasingly expand the scope of His light until I reach full maturity and become complete in all the desirable character traits that He is developing in me by His 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

Scriptures:

'And all of us have had that veil removed in order that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

And while the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' (Sanctified Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA) works right within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more.' - 2 Corinthians 3:18, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - How Heavy Is Sin?

A flippant youth asked the teacher, 'You claim that unsaved people carry a weight of sin. I feel nothing. How heavy is sin? Is it five pounds? Eighty pounds? What about it?'

The teacher replied by asking the youth, 'If you laid a four-hundred-pound weight on a corpse, would it feel the load?'

The youth replied, 'It would feel nothing, because it is dead.'

The teacher concluded, 'That spirit, too, is indeed dead which feels no load of sin or is indifferent to its burden and flippant about its presence.'

The youth was silenced!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Who are the continual enemies of a Yaoh˙shuahee
(a believer in YAOH┌SHUA)?

A.

The believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is always opposed by the world, the sinful nature and ha-satßn.

1. The World -

The world system is defined as that state of affairs in this world which is dominated by ha-satßn and whose primary goal is to compete with the affairs and priorities of the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

As best as it could, it tries very hard to imitate and counterfeit the genuine appeals of the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

A subtle trick of ha-satßn is to tempt the Yaoh˙shuahee into making borderline compromises with the world system thereby rendering him under the control and influence of the enemy.

The main ploy ha-satßn is to tempt the Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) into being obsessed with the allures of the material things in this world, including the feeling of pride and importance that goes along with it.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm provides several defenses against such temptations:

a. Using our firm faith in the Words of Y┴OHU UlhÝm

b. Wearing the full armor of Y┴OHU UlhÝm (Ephesians 6:13-18)

c. Being aware of the tricks, tactics of ha-satßn (2 Cor. 11)

d. Vigilance and sobriety (1 Kßfos 5:8)

e. Regular fast, prayer and meditation on the Word

Scriptural Basis -

'Why are you sleeping?' He asked them. 'Get up and pray so you will not fall into temptation.' - Luke 22:46

'For we are not ignorant of ha-satßn's evil schemes and tactics.'

2 Corinthians 2:11

'Be sober and be always vigilant! Watch out for attacks from ha-satßn, your worst adversary. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 5:8

'For every child of Y┴OHU UL defeats this evil world by relying upon hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) to give the victory.

And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that YAOH┌SHUA is the Son of Y┴OHU UL.'

- 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:4-5

'Fight the noble fight for what we believe. Hold tightly to the eternal life that Y┴OHU UL has given you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam 6:12

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in our material belongings. These are not from Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father). They are from this evil world.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:16

'You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and of Y┴OHU UL.

For a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the alluring things of this world.

Don't be deceived by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of Y┴OHU UL comes upon all those who disobey Him.

Don't participate in the activities these people do.

For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of light from ha-Molkhi˙l (the King), and your behavior should show it!

For this light within you yields only what is noble and right and true.

Try to find out what is pleasing to Y┴OHU UlhÝm.'

- Ephesians 5:5-10, Holy Scriptures

'And anyone who calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:32a, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will examine yourself and analyze in what ways the enemy might be using the alluring things of this world in enticing you to become obsessed with them, to labor for mere material gain and to focus your mind on fleeting temporal matters.

You will vigorously reaffirm your resolve in overcoming the vain amusements and attractions of the world system, by means of prayer, going on regular fasts, meditation on the Word and using your faith in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

Your Nugget Of Wisdom For Today -

'A final word: Be powerful with the Y┴OHU UL's mighty power.

Put on all of Y┴OHU UL's armor so you will be able to remain firm against all the tricks and tactics of ha-satßn.

For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.

Use every piece of Y┴OHU UL's armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, in order that after the battle you will still be remaining firm.

Hold your ground, putting on the durable belt of truth and the body armor of Y┴OHU UL's uprightness.

For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Glorious Message, in order that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by ha-satßn.

Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit), which is the word of Y┴OHU UL.

Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

Remain alert and persevere in your prayers for all Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) everywhere.' - Ephesians 6:10-18

Character Trait for Today....

VIGILANCEwhich is the opposite ofNeglectfulness
Practical
Definition:

Always being sober and mindful in order to protect myself from the seductions and allures of this present evil world.

Scriptures:

'Be sober and be always vigilant! Watch out for attacks from ha-satßn, your worst adversary. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 5:8

Anecdote For Today - Chinks In Armor

I remember as a boy reading Scottish saga and learning that at the famous Battle of Bannockburn the highlanders employed by Bruce leaped onto the horses carrying the heavily-armor-clad English knights and then pierced their deadly spears in the cracks between the pieces of armor.

Those chinks in their armor cost the knights their lives.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Who are the continual enemies of a Yaoh˙shuahee
(a believer in YAOH┌SHUA)?

A.

The believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is always opposed by the world, the sinful nature and ha-satßn.

Continuation....

2. The Sinful Nature -

When Y┴OHU UlhÝm created man, he was made in His image, in His likeness, without any blemish of sin. But since Adam rebelled against Y┴OHU UlhÝm, ha-satßn was able to imbue human nature with sin, corruption and death from then on.

More often referred to as 'the flesh' or 'the carnal nature' in the Holy Scriptures, the sinful nature refers to the inner operations of sin in the human flesh or corporal body.

It refers to the internally operating sin principle in each one.

This sin principle works or manifests itself out in several kinds of wicked activities such as adultery, fornication, hatred, jealousy, greed and so on.

It is basically characterized by passions, lusts and sensuality.

If left on its own, these sensual passions and lusts of the flesh can easily subjugate, enslave and bind the believer.

Most of the works of the sinful nature are inherently wicked, immoral and evil but some might seem fine on the outside but if they do not please Y┴OHU UlhÝm at all, or if they are results of selfish human will, then they are completely useless and vain.

The lusts of the flesh can only be subjugated by our actualizing our impalement, death and resurrection with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Since we have died, so to speak, with Him, and rose again to a new life, then we must always reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive unto Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Sin has no more power to dominate, order nor command us.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm expects us to always walk in the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) so we can always do what the 'R┌KHA' tells us to do, overcoming sin, avoiding temptation and rendering the sin nature powerless and crushed.

Victory over the flesh is always possible with the help and empowerment, guidance and leading of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

Scriptural Basis -

'I advise you to obey the voice of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.' He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you won't always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to.

For we naturally lust to do evil activities that are just the opposite of those deeds that the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' tells us to do.

And the upright deeds we want to do when the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) has His way with us are just the opposite of our natural desires.

These two forces within us are continually fighting against one another to win control over us, and our wishes are never free from their internal pressures.

When you are guided by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' you need no longer force yourself to obey YAOH┌-dim laws.

But when you follow your own wrong inclinations your lives will yield these evil results: impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasures, idolatry, spiritism (that is, encouraging the activity of demons), hatred and fighting, jealousy and anger, continual effort to get the best for yourself, complaints and criticisms, factions and divisions - and there will be wrong doctrine, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild parties, and all that sort of sin.

Let me tell you again as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.'

Galatians 5:16-21, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'When the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' controls our lives He will yield this kind of fruit in us: love, ecstasy, peace, patience, kindness, uprightness, faithfulness, meekness and self-control; and there is no conflict with YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws in this.

Those who belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y have nailed their natural evil desires to His stake and impaled them there.

If we are living now by the power of 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit), let us follow the leading of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' in every part of our lives.'

Galatians 5:22-25, Holy Scriptures

'And anyone who calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:32a, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will begin practicing to walk upon the leading and power of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) to make sure that the passions of the carnal nature in you are actually rendered powerless and crushed.

Your Nugget Of Wisdom For Today -

'Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised as He was. Our old sinful selves were impaled with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in order that sin might lose its power in our lives.

We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y we were set free from the power of sin.

And since we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we know we will also share His new life. We are sure of this because ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y rose from the dead, and He will never die again.

Death no longer has any power over Him. He died once to defeat sin, and now He lives for the glory of Y┴OHU UL.

You should therefore reckon yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.

Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful desires. Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for committing sins.

On the contrary, give yourselves completely to Y┴OHU UL since you have been given new life.

And use your whole body as an implement to do what is right for the glory of Y┴OHU UL.

Sin is no longer your ruler, for you are no longer subject to the law, which enslaves you to sin.

On the contrary, you are free by the favors of Y┴OHU UL.'

Romans 6:5-14, Holy Scriptures

Character Trait for Today....

SPIRITUALITYwhich is the opposite ofCarnality
Practical
Definition:

Walking in the victory of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA over carnal passions and lusts by obeying the unctions and leading of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

Scriptures:

Therefore, now there is no more condemnation for those who belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.

For the power of the life-giving 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) has freed you through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA from the power of sin that leads to death.' - Romans 8:1-2, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Sin With Its Remorse....

Fears may die, but not remorse. John Randolph, when he was on his death bed in Philadelphia, kept repeating, 'Remorse! Remorse!'

He demanded that a dictionary be brought in order that he could find out the meaning of the word; and, when no dictionary could be found, he had the doctor write it out for him on a piece of paper - 'Remorse.'

Remorse is like the ground swell in the ocean after a tempest.

The tempest has subsided, the sky is blue, the air is balmy, there is not a whitecap to be seen; but the ship heaves and tosses and leaves the traveler in misery because of the mighty swell that has remained after the original commotion has subsided.

So remorse heaves the soul as the tides heave the ocean.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Who are the continual enemies of a Yaoh˙shuahee
(a believer in YAOH┌SHUA)?

A.

The believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is always opposed by the world, the sinful nature and ha-satßn.

Continuation....

3. Ha-Satßn

He is more commonly called the devil, the wicked one, the archenemy, the accuser, but a more precise meaning is 'the adversary' or the one who opposes, accuses, hinders and tempts Yaoh˙shuahim (believers in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA) into rebelling against Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

There is only one prince of darkness, ha-satßn, and he is the leader of a host of fallen angels commonly called 'demons' or more explicitly 'evil spirits.'

Ha-satßn is also referred to as the prince of the power of the air, and the 'God' of this present wicked world.

'Ha-satßn, the GOD of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Glorious Message that is brightly glaring upon them.

They don't comprehend the message we proclaim about the glory of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who is the exact likeness of Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 4:4

The main objective of ha-satßn is to steal, to kill and to ruin. He is after all also referred to as the 'Destroyer' or ABADDON in Hebrew (ABBA + ADON = ABADON).

'Their chief is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon Ś the Destroyer.' - Rev. 9:11

The curses of the law itemized per Deuteronomy 28 are mainly the normal activities of ha-satßn and his evil spirits in bringing misery, poverty, sicknesses, conflicts and sorrows in the lives of those who fall for their devious tactics.

Ha-satßn is a male, not a female, based upon references to him in the Holy Scriptures, and he is a person, not merely a force or some sort of an imaginary being, neither is he inanimate nor inactive.

He is most commonly symbolized by representations of a goat, or a five-pointed star (pentagram), or a six-pointed star (hexagram), a hellish pitchfork, lightning, dragon, serpent, snakes and many others.

Ha-satßn's primary goal is to deceive the whole world so people, as many as possible, would always be under his rule, subjection and domination.

Ha-satßn plans his tricks and tactics well in advance in his attacks against Yaoh˙shuahim, and he uses all kinds of deceit, craftiness, lies and seductions to trap the believer in many different ways, using his evil spirits as his agents.

Ha-satßn also uses money, false religious and the entertainment models, icons and idols of this world to keep his subjects in perpetual bondage and lust.

Ha-satßn is a stalker and he observes well the activities of his prospective victims to seize upon those moments of weaknesses when it is timely for him to launch his attacks.

Ha-satßn has power over unbelievers, but he has no power over Yaoh˙shuahim (believers).

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has already defeated ha-satßn and he has been declared to be our DEFEATED adversary, we being greater than conquerors, but this fact must always be actualized in our faith walk daily, living in the victory of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has given us the following as our weapons in overcoming the wiles and attacks of the wicked one:

1. His Sh˙am (Name)

2. His Word

3. His 'DAM' (blood)

4. Faith in Him, and

5. The indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit)

Scriptural Basis -

'You used to live just like the rest of the world, full of sin, obeying ha-satßn, the mighty prince of the power of the air.

He is the evil spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - Ephesians 2:2

'I am writing to you who are mature because you know ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the One Who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you who are young because you have won your battle against ha-satßn.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:13

'I know about your suffering and your poverty - but you are rich! I know the slander of those opposing you. They say they are Jews, but they really aren't because theirs is a synagogue of ha-satßn.'

Revelation 2:9

'This great dragon - the ancient serpent called ha-satßn, the one deceiving the whole world - was hurled down to the earth with all his fallen angels.' - Revelation 12:9

Note: In archaic Hebrew parsing, the phonemes 'ten, tan, ton, tin or tun' refers to the 'dragon' while the syllable 'ha' means 'the' and the syllable 'sat' means 'rebellious, adversary, opposer or hinderer' hence the title 'ha-satßn' or 'the rebellious dragon.'

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

YAOH┌SHUA turned to Kßfos and said, 'Get away from Me, ha-satßn! You are a dangerous trap to Me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, and not from Y┴OHU UL's.'

- Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 16:23

'Yes,' He told them, 'I saw ha-satßn falling from heaven like a flash of lightning!' - Luke 10:18

'Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym (Y┴OHU UL of Peace) will soon crush ha-satßn under your feet. May the grace of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y be with you.' - Romans 16:20

'And anyone who calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:32a, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will examine and check yourself quickly whether, if at all, at any moment, you find yourself opposing the perfect will of Y┴OHU UlhÝm, for that would mean that you are expressing the satanic pressure which is in continual conflict with Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Resist the devil, and reject his commands... cling to Y┴OHU UL and obey Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA always.

Also, you will not pray to nor worship Abba or Adon because now you know their real meanings.

Pray to and call on Y┴OHU AB┌, and never on the dragon.

And you will not be punished with the dragon in the lake of fire.

Whoever calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved!

Your Nugget Of Wisdom For Today -

'How you are fallen from heaven, O HillÚl (Lucifer), son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who ruined the nations of the world.

For you said to yourself, 'I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above the cocavÝm (s-ars) of Y┴OHU UL.

I will preside upon the mountain of the mighty ones far away in the north.

I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.'

But on the contrary, you will be brought down to the place of the dead, down to its lowest depths.'

- Yaoshua-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 14:12-15

Character Trait for Today....

ALERTNESSwhich is the opposite ofDullness
Practical
Definition:

Always being aware of the tricks and ploys of the enemy and making sure that I never become one of his agents in his wicked activities.

I will never accuse, steal, kill nor ruin.

I will never deceive nor lie, never seduce nor entice.

And I will never rebel against Y┴OHU UlhÝm, neither oppose nor resist His loving discipline.

Scriptures:

'The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My (YAOH┌SHUA) purpose is to give life in all its enriched fullness!' Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 10:10

Anecdote For Today - On The Road To Damshˇq (Damascus)....

One day I was on such a mission to Damshˇq, armed with the authority and commission of the leading priests. About noon, your majesty, a light from heaven brighter than the sun glared down on me and my companions.

We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Hebrew:

'Sha˙l, Sha˙l, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to fight against My will.'

'Who are You, Sir?' I asked.

And ha-Molkhi˙l replied, 'I am YAOH┌SHUA, the One you are persecuting. Now rise up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as My servant and My witness.

You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you. And I will protect you from both your own people and the Gentiles.

Yes, I am going to send you to the Gentiles, to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of ha-satßn to Y┴OHU UL.

Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among Y┴OHU UL's people, who are set apart by faith in Me.'

- Acts 26:12-18, Holy Scriptures

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What are some of the specific sins did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA refer to during His earthly teaching activities?

A.

These are some of the specific sins which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA pointed out and warned against during His earthly teaching engagements:

1. Sacrilege -

In cleansing the Temple of the money changers and merchants, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA condemned their sin of sacrilege, which means treating something holy and sacred as something vulgar and common. It means showing disrespect for something which is hallow and sanctified.


2. Hypocrisy -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA exposed the pretensions and false appearances of the scribes, Sadducees and the Pharisees.

They did not practice what they teach and preach.

They are earnestly trying to exalt themselves by seeking the adulation and admiration of the people (false teachers are always praised by the crowds, remember!).

They appear pious and holy on the outside, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.


3. Covetousness -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA discerned that greed was the root cause in the man who wanted Him to adjudicate his inheritance dispute with his brother. Avarice, discontentment and gluttony are some of the outward signs of greed and covetousness.

To be continued....

Scriptural Basis -

One day some YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) religious leaders arrived from Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) to investigate Him, and noticed that some of His disciples failed to follow the usual YAOH┌-di (Jewish) rituals before eating.

For the YAOH┌-dim, especially the Pharisees, will never eat until they have sprinkled their arms to the elbows, as required by their ancient traditions.

So when they come home from the market they must always sprinkle themselves in this way before touching any food.

(This is but one of many examples of laws and regulations they have clung to for years, and do still follow, just like their ceremony of cleansing for pots, pans and dishes.)

So the religious leaders asked Him, 'Why don't Your disciples follow our age-old customs? For they eat without first performing the washing ceremony.'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'You bunch of hypocrites! Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) the prophet described you very well when he said, 'These people speak very prettily about Y┴OHU UL but they have no love for Him at all. Their worship is a farce, for they claim that Y┴OHU UL commands the people to obey their petty rules.'

How right Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) was! For you ignore Y┴OHU UL's clear specific orders and replace them with your own traditions. You are simply rejecting Y┴OHU UL's laws and trampling them under your feet for the sake of tradition.

For example, Mehush˙a (Moses) gave you this law from Y┴OHU UL: Honor your father and mother. And he said that anyone who speaks against his father or mother must die.

But you say it is perfectly all right for a man to disregard his needy parents, telling them, 'Sorry, I can't help you! For I have given to Y┴OHU UL what I could have given to you.'

And so you break the law of Y┴OHU UL in order to protect your man-made tradition. And this is only one example. There are many, many others.'

Then YAOH┌SHUA called to the crowd to come and hear.

'Hearken all of you,' He said, 'and try to comprehend. Your souls are not contaminated by what you eat, but by what you think and say!'

Then He went into a house to get away from the crowds, and His disciples asked Him what He meant by the declaration He had just made.

'Don't you comprehend either?' He asked. 'Can't you see that what you eat won't defile your soul? For food doesn't come in contact with your heart, but only passes through the digestive system.'

(By saying this He clarified that every kind of food is 'kˇsher' - meaning acceptable to eat.)

And then He added, 'It is the thought-life that pollutes. For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts of lust, theft, murder, adultery, wanting what belongs to others, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, pride and all other stupidities.

All these vile things come from within; they are what pollute you and make you unfit for Y┴OHU UL.'

Mark 7:1-23, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'For only I, the Son of Man, have come to earth and will return to heaven again. And as Mehush˙a lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so I, the Son of Man, must be lifted up on a pole, in order that everyone who believes in Me will have eternal life.

For Y┴OHU UL so loved the world that He gave His only Son, in order that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Y┴OHU UL did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

There is no judgment awaiting those who trust Him. But those who do not trust Him have already been judged for not believing in the Sh˙am (Name) of the only Son of Y┴OHU UL.

Their judgment is based upon this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their activities were evil.

They hate the light because they want to sin in the darkness.

They keep away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed, thus they will be punished.

But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what Y┴OHU UL wants!'

Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:13-21, Holy Scriptures

'And anyone who calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will be saved.' - Yao-Ul (Joel) 2:32a, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will always be on guard to make sure, as much as Y┴OHU UlhÝm enables you, to avoid committing sins against Him, by carefully watching your thought life, your attitudes, speech and behavior.

And do always remember:

Whoever calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved!

Your Nugget Of Wisdom For Today - Seven Deadly Sins

Although all kinds of sin leads to death, yet, people through times past have held these seven as the deadly variety: Anger, avarice, envy, gluttony, lust, pride and laziness.

Pride is regarded as the sin that most surely separates a sinner from the grace (undeserved favor) of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Be sure your sin will find you out.

Deliverance is possible only through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Whose sacrificial death redeems the repentant sinner from the penalty and power of sin.

Character Trait for Today....

SELF-CONTROLwhich is the opposite ofSelf-indulgence
Practical
Definition:

Quick and glad obedience to the leading of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit).

Scriptures:

'Those who belong to YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y have impaled their natural evil passions and desires.

Since we are now living by the power of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' let us follow the leading of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' in every part of our lives' - Galatians 5:24-25, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Fat at Taxpayers' Expense

When the citizens of High Wycombe, England, elect a new mayor, all the town councilors are weighed in public, following an ancient custom.

Those whose weight is less or at least not more than when they took office are warmly applauded - they have not grown fat at public expense!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What are some of the specific sins did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA refer to during His earthly teaching activities?

A.

These are some of the specific sins which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA pointed out and warned against during His earthly teaching engagements:

Continuation....

4. Blasphemy -

When the Pharisees accused Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA of performing His miracles by the power of darkness, He declared it to be a sin of blasphemy, to which He added that the sin of blaspheming against the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit) cannot be forgiven in this age or in the world to come.

5. Violating Law -

Y┴OHU UL's specific command that each must respect and honor his parents was being violated by the scribes by using the needs of the Temple as their flimsy excuse.

The amount that they should have given in support of their needy parents were being diverted to the Temple, then eventually back to their own pockets, which was their way of transgressing Y┴OHU UL's law.

6. Pride -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA identified pride when He warned against seeking ranks of importance, places of honor and public admiration.

The attitude of superiority over others because of one's worldly wealth, physical appearance, social rank, achievements, education and knowledge was rebuked by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA on several occasions.

7. Being a
Stumbling Block -

One is free to do what is right and proper within Y┴OHU UL's will, but this right should not infringe on the rights of others to live quietly, uprightly, gladly and in peace.

To cause or motivate others to sin because of one's suggestive appearance, behavior or speech is in itself sinful and wicked.

To incite others to violence and rebellion is to be as guilty as committing the same crimes himself.

To trip a blind person is also forbidden.

Scriptural Basis -

Then He told this tale to some who bragged about their virtue and scorned everyone else:

'Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a proud, self- righteous Pharisee, and the other a dishonest tax collector.

The proud Pharisee 'prayed' this prayer: 'I am grateful to Y┴OHU UL that I am not a sinner like everyone else, especially like that tax collector over there! For I never cheat, I don't commit adultery, I go without food twice a week, and I give to Y┴OHU UL a tenth of everything I earn.'

But the corrupt tax collector arose afar off and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed, but beat upon his chest, deeply sorrowful, exclaiming, 'Y┴OHU UL, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home forgiven.

For the proud shall be humbled, but the humble shall be honored.'

Luke 18:9-14, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but reverentially fear your Y┴OHU UlhÝm. I am Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - Leviticus 19:14

'Cursed is the person who leads the blind wrongly on the road.' Then all the people shall say, 'Am-nßm!'' - Deuteronomy 27:18

'I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
      along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
      and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
      I will not forsake them.' - Yaoshua-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 42:16

'The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, plus the Glorious Message is proclaimed to the poor!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 11:5

'The 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) is upon Me,
      because He did anoint Me to proclaim
      the Glorious Message to the poor.

He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the incarcerated
      and recovery of sight for the blind,
      to release the oppressed.' - Luke 4:18, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - I Was Blind But Now I Can See....

While YAOH┌SHUA was walking along, He saw a man blind from birth.

'Ëdmorul,' His disciples asked Him, 'why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents?'

'Neither,' YAOH┌SHUA answered. 'But to manifest the power of Y┴OHU UL. All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the One Who sent Me, for there is little time left before the night falls and all work comes to an end. But while I am still here in the world, I give it My light.'

Then He spat upon the ground and made mud from the spittle and smoothed the mud over the blind man's eyes, and told him, 'Go and wash in the Pool of Silˇakh' (the word 'Silˇakh' means 'Sent').

So the man went where he was sent, washed himself over there and came back seeing!

His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked one another, 'Is this the same fellow - that beggar?'

Some said yes, and some said no. 'It can't be the same man,' they thought, 'but he surely looks like him!'

And the beggar said, 'I am the same man!'

Then they asked him how in the world he could see. What had happened?

And he told them, 'A Man they call YAOH┌SHUA, made mud and smoothed it over my eyes and told me to go to the Pool of Silˇakh and wash off the mud. I did, and I can see!"

'Where is He now?' they asked.

'I don't know,' he replied.

Then they took the man to the Pharisees. Now as it happened, this all occurred on the day of Shßbbos (Sa-urday).

Then the Pharisees asked him all about it. So he told them how YAOH┌SHUA had smoothed the mud over his eyes, and when it was washed away, he could see!

Some of them said, 'Then this Fellow YAOH┌SHUA is not from Y┴OHU UL, because He is working on the day of Shßbbos.'

Others said, 'But how could an ordinary sinner do such miracles?' So a deep division of opinion among them came about.

Then the Pharisees confronted the man who had been blind and demanded, 'This Man Who opened your eyes - Who do you say He is?'

'I think He must be a Prophet sent from Y┴OHU UL,' the man replied.

The YAOH┌-dim wouldn't believe he had been blind, until they called in his parents and asked them, 'Is this your son? Was he born blind? If so, how can he now see?'

His parents replied, 'We know this is our son and that he was born blind, but we don't know what happened to make him see, or who did it. He is old enough to speak for himself. You may ask him.'

They said this in fear of the YAOH┌-dim who had announced that anyone saying YAOH┌SHUA was 'ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (the Messiah) would be excommunicated.

So for the second time, they called in the man who had been blind and told him, 'Give the glory to Y┴OHU UL, not to YAOH┌SHUA, for we know YAOH┌SHUA is an evil Person."

'I don't know whether He is upright or bad,' the man replied, 'but I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!'

'But what did He do?' they asked. 'How did He heal you?"

'Look!' the man exclaimed. 'I told you once; didn't you comprehend? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become His disciples, too?'

Then they cursed him and said, 'You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Mehush˙a (Moses). We know Y┴OHU UL has spoken to Mehush˙a, but as for this Fellow, we don't know anything about Him.'

'Why, that's very unusual!' the man exclaimed. 'He can heal blind men, and yet you don't know anything about Him! Well, Y┴OHU UL doesn't hearken to evil persons, but He has open ears to those who worship Him and do His Will.

Since the world began there has never been anyone who could open the eyes of someone born blind. If this Man were not from Y┴OHU UL, He couldn't do it!'

'You illegitimate bastard, you!' they yelled. 'Are you trying to teach us?' And they threw him out!

When YAOH┌SHUA heard what had happened, He found the man and said, 'Do you believe in 'hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (the Messiah)?'

The man answered, 'Who is He, Maˇr (Sir), for I want to.'

'You have seen Him,' YAOH┌SHUA declared, 'and He is speaking to you!'

'Yes, Molkhi˙l (King, Ruler),' the man said, 'I believe!'

And he worshiped YAOH┌SHUA.

Then YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'I have come into the world to give sight to those who are spiritually blind and to show those who think they see that they are really blind.'

The Pharisees who were arisen there asked, 'Are You saying that we are blind?"

'If you were blind, you wouldn't be guilty,' YAOH┌SHUA replied.

'But your guilt remains because you claim to know what you are doing.'

Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 9, Holy Scriptures

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What are some of the specific sins did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA refer to during His earthly teaching activities?

A.

These are some of the specific sins which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA pointed out and warned against during His earthly teaching engagements:

Continuation....

8. Disloyalty -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA described this sin as placing much more priority to one own's selfish goals and interests and even one's proper duties before loyalty unto Him. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA demands absolute loyalty and exclusive devotion.


9. Immorality -

This refers to the corruption, wickedness and vice committed with one own's body, through the eyes and heart, and also during marriage.

The root cause of immorality is lust for sex, lust for self-pleasure and indulgence, loving self more than loving Y┴OHU UlhÝm.


10. Lack of Fruit -

Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA) are called and selected to bear fruit, and this refers to the fruit of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm), such as love, ecstasy, peace, patience and so on.

Fruit of the lips offering praise, expressions of gratefulness and worship, as well as yielding much fruit in bringing more souls into the His Kingdom, are also expected from believers.

Not bearing fruit is reckoned as going against Y┴OHU UlhÝm's calling and purposes, therefore, sinful, though by omission rather than commission.


11. Anger -

Anger or expression of hatred and animosity, the passion to harm and hurt others, or take vengeance, each of this is the equivalent of murder in Y┴OHU UlhÝm's evaluation.

Anger because of deep concern for Y┴OHU UlhÝm's worth and honor is the justified kind of anger.

All other kinds is sinful and forbidden in the Scriptures. Anger rest solely in the bosom of fools.

Scriptural Basis -

Never imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth!

No, I came to bring a sword. I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Your enemies will be right in your own household!

If you love your father or mother more than you love Me, you are not worthy of being Mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of being Mine.

If you refuse to take up your stake and follow Me, you are not worthy of being Mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for Me, you will find it.

Anyone who welcomes you is welcoming Me, and anyone who welcomes Me is welcoming Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) Who sent Me. If you welcome a prophet as one who speaks for Y┴OHU UL, you will receive the same reward a prophet gets.

And if you welcome noble and holy people because of their holiness, you will be given a reward like theirs.

And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of My followers, you will surely be rewarded.'

Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 10:34-42, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'My dear brethren, be quick to hearken, slow to speak and slow to get angry. Your anger can never make things right in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message Y┴OHU UL has planted in your hearts, for it is powerful enough to save your souls.

And remember, it is a message to obey, not merely to hear.

If you don't obey, you are only fooling yourself.'

- Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:19-22, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today -

A short temper is a loss of temper.

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

A fine thing to remember is that you can't save face if you lose your head!

Remember the end never really justifies the meanness.

An angry person is again angry with himself when he returns to his normal, rational senses.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What are some of the specific sins did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA refer to during His earthly teaching activities?

A.

These are some of the specific sins which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA pointed out and warned against during His earthly teaching engagements:

Continuation....

12. Speaking wickedly -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA warned His disciples against making rash vows and then not fulfilling them.

Neither is anyone supposed to swear by anything.

A simple 'yes' or 'no' is sufficient.

He also warned that each one of us would give account of every vain, useless word that one speaks.

Corrupt, curse, lewd and inciteful words and phrases spoken are also sins committed with our mouths, together with verbal lies, deceptions and seductions.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Out of wicked hearts, wickedness are spoken, while out of pure hearts, holy and noble words overflow.


13. Displaying Piety -

Our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA also forbade the public display of one's religiosity, piety or holy obligations and rituals to elicit admiration and praise from others.

Public display of one's piety is sinful, such as acts of charity, prayer, fasts, almsgiving, if done to attract the praise and approval of others rather than to please Y┴OHU UlhÝm and worship Him through such.


14. Unbelief -

Worrying about money, daily provisions and other earthly affairs and relations reveal lack of faith and trust upon Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

The Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer) is expected by Y┴OHU UlhÝm to fully trust Him in everything and for every need and desire of one's heart.

Unbelief and lack of faith block and hinder Y┴OHU UlhÝm's flow of blessings and rich provisions He wants to give His children.

Faith, trust, belief and dependence upon Him are the container which receives Y┴OHU UlhÝm's best gifts, miracles, favors and blessings.


15. Negligence -

Everyone is expected by Y┴OHU UlhÝm to use and fully utilize the talents and abilities that one has been endowed with.

Full exercise and use of one's talent and abilities for the glory of Y┴OHU UlhÝm will elicit more gifts, rewards and talents from Him.

Lack of use and misuse of these talents will cause them to dwindle and dissipate into nothingness.

Talents and abilities are given to each one in trust. Y┴OHU UlhÝm expects each to use them for His glory, praise and renown.

What you don't use, you eventually lose.

Those who are irresponsible in the use of their talents and abilities are reckoned to be wicked lazy servants in the parables of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.


16. Prayerlessness -

Being the salt of the earth and priestly prayer warriors called to intercede for the lost, for our loved ones and those who hold seats of authority over us, we are obliged to continually pray for them and never to get discouraged.

Prayer is the most powerful device mankind could ever use in influencing the mind of our loving Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

To neglect prayer implies that one is sufficient unto himself, that in life, there is no need for Y┴OHU UlhÝm, or worse, that He doesn't even exist.

The fool says in his heart, 'There is no Y┴OHU UlhÝm.'

And that is what prayerlessness really implies.

Scriptural Basis -

'A fine tree can't yield bad fruit, and a bad tree can't yield delectable fruit.

A tree is identified by the kind of fruit it yields.

Figs never grow on thornbushes or grapes on bramble bushes.

A noble person yields noble deeds from a pure heart, and an evil person yields evil deeds from an evil heart.

Whatever is in your heart determines what you say.'

- Luke 6:43-45, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'If you want a happy life and blessed days,
      keep your tongue from speaking evil,
      and keep your lips from telling lies.

Turn away from evil and do what is right.
      Work hard at living in peace with others.

The eyes of Y┴OHU UlhÝm watch over those who do right,
      and His ears are open to their prayers.

But Y┴OHU UlhÝm turns His face
      against those who do evil.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 3:10-12

Anecdote For Today - George W's Devotional Life....

Robert Lewis of Fredricksburg, Virginia, was George Washington's private secretary. During the first part of his executive term, he said that he by chance witnessed George W's private devotions, both morning and evening.

He saw him kneeling, with an open Scriptures before him; and he said that he believed such was his daily practice.

His custom was to go to his library at four o'clock in the morning for his daily devotions.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

To what was Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA referring to when He mentioned the word 'leaven' of the various religious sects and groups of His time?

A.

In the Holy Scriptures, the word 'leaven' generally refers to some kind of impurity, evil imperfection or anything which puffs up and causes a different appearance of something other than it really is.

The word 'leaven' literally refers to yeast, sourdough, baking powder or any other agent which causes the dough to ferment and puff or rise up.

The leaven causes the lump of dough to expand and appear differently from what it originally was.

Such is the property of leaven that the term was used commonly to refer to any wicked impurity or adulteration which contaminates and misrepresents the whole.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA warned against the leaven of three particular groups of people during His time. He was pointing out what were sinful and wicked within these groups, namely:

1. The Pharisees -

their principal leaven or defect was hypocrisy or doing their religious duties for a show to garner more admiration and praise from the public.

They were outwardly upright, they went on fasts, they prayed long prayers, they were knowledgeable in Scriptures, yet Molkhi˙l denounced them for their being religious pretenders and for being inwardly unclean.

Their hypocrisies and pretensions were exposed, uncovered by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

2. The Sadducees -

The TzadiqÝm (literally: upright ones), or Sadducees in English, were denounced by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA because of their false doctrines and false teachings.

Their beliefs were more focused upon what were physically observed and materially comprehensible rather than those which were spiritually discerned.

They therefore didn't believe in the resurrection nor in the fact that angels did really exist.

The leaven of the Sadducees was the spread and propagation of false doctrines.

3. The Herodians -

The allegiance of this political party was to the Roman government which supported the puppet regime of Herod.

Their belief was that their spiritual goals were achievable through secularism and worldliness, by using worldly and political methods and right connections.

They expand and advance their spiritual causes by means of political, secular and worldly methods.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA seriously warned against the leaven of the Herodians in Mark 8:15.

Scriptural Basis -

While they were going through the lake, YAOH┌SHUA warned them, 'Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.'

They concluded He was saying this because they hadn't brought any bread.

YAOH┌SHUA knew what they were thinking, so He said, 'Why are you so worried about having no food? Won't you ever learn or comprehend? Are your hearts too hard to take it in?

You have eyes Ś can't you see? You have ears Ś can't you hear?'

Don't you remember anything at all? What about the five thousand men I fed with five loaves of bread? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?'

'Twelve,' they said. 'And when I fed the four thousand with seven loaves, how many large baskets of leftovers did you pick up?'

'Seven,' they said.

'Don't you comprehend even yet?' He asked them.

Mark 8:15-21, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

Can you identify which religious groups nowadays still reflect similar kinds of leaven as discussed above?

Please kindly pray for their prompt deliverance and purification that they may truly worship Y┴OHU UlhÝm in spirit and in truth.

And do always remember:

Whoever calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved!

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

This letter is from YAOH┌-dah, a slave of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and a brother of Y┴OHU-caf. I am writing to all who are called to live in the love of Y┴OHU UL, the Father, and the care of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

May you receive more and more of Y┴OHU UL's mercy, peace and love.

Dearly loved friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share.

But now I find that I have to write about something else, urging you to defend the truth of the Glorious Message.

Y┴OHU UL gave this unchanging truth once for all time to His holy people.

I say this because some wicked people have wormed their way in among you, saying that Y┴OHU UL's forgiveness allows us to live immoral lives.

The fate of such people was determined long ago, for they have turned against our only Ëdmorul and Molkhi˙l, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

I have to remind you - and you know it well - that even though Y┴OHU UL rescued the whole nation of Yaoshor˙l from Egypt, He later ruined every one of those who did not remain faithful.

And I remind you of the angels who did not remain within the limits of authority Y┴OHU UL gave them but left the place where they belonged. Y┴OHU UL has kept them chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the Judgment Day.

And don't forget the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with sexual immorality and every kind of sexual perversion.

Those cities were annihilated by fire and are a warning of the eternal fire that will punish all who are evil.

Yet these false teachers, who claim authority from their dreams, live immoral lives, defy authority and scoff at the power of the glorious ones.

But even Micha˙l, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse ha-satßn of blasphemy, but simply said, 'Y┴OHU UL rebuke you!'

(This took place when Micha˙l was arguing with ha-satßn about the corpse of Mehush˙a.)

But these people mock and curse the things they do not comprehend.

Like animals, they do whatever their passions urge them to, and they bring about their own ruin.

How terrible it will be for them! For they follow the evil example of Cain, who killed his brother.

Like Balaam, they will do anything for money. And like Korah, they will perish because of their rebellion.

When these people participate in your fellowship meals celebrating the love of Y┴OHU UL, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you.

They are shameless in the way they care only about themselves.

They are like clouds blowing over dry land without giving rain, promising much but delivering nothing.

They are like trees without fruit at harvest time.

They are not only dead but doubly dead, for they have been pulled out by the roots. They are like wild waves of the sea, churning up the dirty foam of their shameful deeds.

They are wandering stars, heading for perpetual gloom and darkness.

Now Kanˇch, who lived seven generations after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said,

'Look, Y┴OHU UL is coming
      with thousands of His holy ones.

He will bring the people of the world
      to judgment.

He will convict the wicked of all the evil deeds
      they have done in rebellion
and of all the insults that wicked sinners
      have spoken against Him.'

These people are grumblers and complainers, doing whatever evil they feel like. They are loudmouthed braggarts, and they flatter others to get favors in return.

But you, my dear friends, must remember what the emissaries of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y told you, that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to indulge themselves in every evil way imaginable.

Now they are here, and they are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They live by natural passions because they do not have Y┴OHU UL's 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) living in them.

But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray as you are directed by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit).

Live in such a way that Y┴OHU UL's love can bless you as you wait for the eternal life that our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in His mercy is going to give you.

Show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment.

There are still others to whom you need to show mercy, but be careful that you aren't contaminated by their sins.

And now, all glory to Y┴OHU UL, Who is able to keep you from stumbling, and Who will bring you into His glorious presence innocent of sin and with great ecstacy.

All glory to Him, Who alone is Y┴OHU UL our Savior, through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y our Molkhi˙l.

Yes, glory, majesty, power and authority belong to Him, in the beginning, now, and forevermore.

Am-nßm.

YAOH┌-dah (Judah), Holy Scriptures

Character Trait for Today....

Truthfulnesswhich is the opposite ofHypocrisy
Practical
Definition:

Obeying and pleasing my Eternal Creator, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, heartily, meekly and humbly, without the impurity of pretense, showing off or falsity.

Scriptures:

So put away all falsehood and be truthful one to another because we belong to one another.

And don't sin by letting anger gain control over you. Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to ha-satßn.

If you are a thief, stop stealing. Begin using your hands for honest work, and then give generously to others in need.

Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be kind and helpful, in order that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

And do not bring sorrow to the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' by the way you live. Remember, He identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander, as well as all types of wicked behavior.

On the contrary, be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:25-32, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Counting In Polish To A Hundred....

Then there is the true tale of madame Modjeska, the Polish tragedienne, who was the special guest at a birthday celebration.

The other admiring guests were eagerly convincing her to recite a portion from some play.

She at first declined on the ground that memory might not serve her without the usual stage decor, lights, sound effects and so on.

However, the guests were so adamant that she finally acquiesced, announcing she would recite but in her own native tongue.

Her hearers sat glued seriously hearkening to her, spellbound.

Some who were there were even moved to tears!

When she finished, she was asked the name of the touching tale she had just related.

She smiled and said, 'I simply counted in Polish to one hundred!'

Living By Scriptural Convictions

A conviction is the opposite of one's personal preference.

A person's preference may vary from time to time, depending upon the prevailing predicament or surrounding events and contrary pressures, while one's own conviction does not.

A conviction is something which you believe in no matter what happens, no matter who opposes you, and no matter what the rest of the world thinks about it.

A person without any own individual conviction is like someone floating in the midst of the wide ocean, carried by currents in any which way it flows.

In other words, he is merely floating in the sea of time and events, without any direction, without any particular point to reach.

People who have no individual convictions of their own live futile, meaningless lives and do come in and exit from this world without any significance at all, miserably spending vegetative lives.

Those with their own individual convictions live meaningful lives and their lives are spent fruitfully and productively in bringing much glory to our Creator, Y┴OHU UL.

You must not merely float in this vast sea people and events. You must sail towards Y┴OHU UL's purposes for which He has put you here, i.e. to glorify Him and do His will.

One who sails toward particular purposes in life are never carried away by contrary currents in life and he resists those pressures that hinder his direct reach towards his goals set forth by Y┴OHU UL in His Word.

A conviction must be lived by, actually done in everyday life, and not merely subscribed to or given lip service.

And it must not change. If one's conviction was true last week, it is always true this week and will be true next week, till forever.

If one's conviction is right for adults, it must be definitely right for children also. No double moral norms are allowed.

And not any ordinary worldly conviction will do. Your own primary convictions must be scriptural, in harmony with Y┴OHU UL's Word, purposes, plans and goals for your life.

If you live by Y┴OHU UL's scriptural convictions, you will be living your life that is really life, the eternal kind of life for which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came to give you, and reap all its benefits.

'And this is life eternal: to know You, Y┴OHU UL, and the Messiah Whom You have sent - YAOH┌SHUA.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 17:3

If you don't live your life by Y┴OHU UL's scriptural principles, you will in fact be sowing seeds of destruction in your family, your workplace and in your own personal life, and in the lives of your offsprings too.

Why? Because one who does not live by Y┴OHU UL's scriptural principles would be living by ha-satßn's worldly principles, which are inherently ruinous, harmful and destructive.

And it is not wise to be conformed to the ways and customs of this world because ha-satßn is the God of this world. If you do copy the ways of this world, you will eventually be like the adversary, the devil.

And this is the vital truth that now sets you free!

What are the scriptural convictions Y┴OHU UL gave in His Holy Writ by which you are expected to always live by and never deviate from, no matter what?

My Own Primary Scriptural Convictions -

1.

Y┴OHU UL is my true Creator and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the true Messiah and my Savior Whom He has sent for my individual salvation, and Who is now living in my heart by His 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' as my Guide, Governor, Helper and Teacher.

'Y┴OHU' - this is My Name forever by which I am to be called, remembered from generation to generation. - Exodus 3:15

'Salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved except: YAOH┌SHUA.' - Acts 4:12

The 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' shall be upon you and will be in you. When He comes, He will teach you and lead you into all truth. - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:17; 16:13 and 14:26

'If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father), and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever - the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of truth.

The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:15-17

'This is life eternal: to know You, Y┴OHU UL, and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Messiah Whom You have sent.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 17:3

2.

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died to pay for all my sins, being my individual replacement, that I may inherit all of Y┴OHU UL's promises in His Word and I therefore always live my life in loving service to Him with all my heart, with all my mind, my soul and vigor, and His plans for my life are those upon which I build my individual goals.

'For what I received I relayed on to you as of paramount importance: That ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y died for our sins according to the Scriptures.' - 1 Corinthians 15:3

'For the love of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, and therefore all died.

And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him Who died for them and was raised again.' - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

'He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him.' - 1 Thessalonians 5:10

3.

The true 'Holy Writ' is the inspired Word of Y┴OHU UL and is final authority and guiding principle in my life.

'You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by fully depending on YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

All Scripture is inspired by Y┴OHU UL and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It rectifies us out and teaches us to do what is right.

It is Y┴OHU UL's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every noble deed Y┴OHU UL wants us to do.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:15-17

4.

My body is the living temple of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' and I will never allow it to be contaminated by anything immoral, wicked or evil, but I rather always offer my body unto Y┴OHU UL as a pure and pleasing sacrifice, every part of it is always used for His upright and noble purposes, for He owns it.

'Do you not know that your body is a temple of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A,' Who is in you, Whom you have received from Y┴OHU UL?

You are no longer the owner of your body; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor Y┴OHU UL with your body.' - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

'Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body to obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as implements of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to Y┴OHU UL, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as implements of uprightness.' - Romans 6:12-13

'Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 7:1

'May Y┴OHU UL Himself, Y┴OHU UL Shua-olÚym (the UL of Peace), sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 1 Thessalonians 5:23

5.

Ohˇl YAOH┌SHUA is the Body of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA which I belong to, support and actively participate in, and from which I receive my spiritual nourishment, being the source of truth from Y┴OHU UL's inscribed Words, that I may grow spiritually mature until fully conformed to the character of my Ëdmorul YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

'Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.' - Romans 12:4-5

'By the undeserved favor which Y┴OHU UL has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder....but each one should be careful how he builds.

For no one can establish any other foundation besides that One already established, Who is YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

'Don't you know that you yourselves altogether are Y┴OHU UL's Temple and that the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' lives in you?

If anyone ruins Y┴OHU UL's Temple, Y┴OHU UL will ruin him; for Y┴OHU UL's Temple is sacred, and you are that Temple.' - 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

'For the husband is the head of the wife like ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) is the Head of the Oholyßo, His Body, of which He is the Savior.

Now as the Oholyßo (Congregation) submits to ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y loved the Oholyßo and gave Himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word, and to present to Himself a glorious Oholyßo (Congregation), without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives like their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y does the Oholyßo (Congregation) - for we are members of His body.' - Ephesians 5:23-30

'For those Y┴OHU UL foreknew He also predetermined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brethren.' - Romans 8:29

'And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect ha-Molkhi˙l's (the King's) glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from ha-Molkhi˙l, Who is the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).' - 2 Corinthians 3:18

6.

My children and grandchildren belong to Y┴OHU UL and it is my responsibility to teach and train them along Y┴OHU UL's Scriptural principles toward rectitude, firm faith, clean mind, moral purity and real deep love for Y┴OHU UL and our fellowmen.

'Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so you won't forget those your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live.

Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Remember the day you assembled before the Y┴OHU UL your Creator at Mount Horeb, when He said to me, 'Gather the people before Me to hear My Words so they may learn to revere Me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.' - Deuteronomy 4:9-10

'He (Y┴OHU UL) humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of Y┴OHU UL.' - Deuteronomy 8:3

'So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Teach them to your children.

Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.

Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land Y┴OHU UL swore to give your forefathers.

Be careful to obey all the commands I give you; show your love to Y┴OHU UL your Creator by walking in His ways and clinging to Him.' - Deuteronomy 11:18-22

'And now a word to you fathers. Don't exasperate your children by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the loving discipline and teaching approved by ha-Molkhi˙l (the King).' - Ephesians 6:4

7.

My daily activities must always be in obedience to the promptings of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) which are always in harmony with His written Word, and I will live and walk in Y┴OHU UL's perfect will at all times, with the sole purpose of glorifying Y┴OHU UL in everything I say, do or think about.

'Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of this age.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 28:20

'And we will receive whatever we request because we obey Him and do those activities that please Him.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:22

'Those who obey Y┴OHU UL's commands live in fellowship with Him, and He with them. And we know He lives in us because the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit) lives in us.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:24

'Loving Y┴OHU UL means keeping His commands, and really, that isn't difficult.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:3

'So I urge you to live according to your new life in the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit). Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves for.

The old sinful nature lusts to do evil, which is just opposite from what the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' wants. And the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature demands.

These two forces are continually fighting each other, and your preferences are never free from this conflict.

But when you are directed by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit), you are no longer subject to the law.' - Galatians 5:16-18

'But when the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' controls our lives, He will yield this kind of fruit in us: love, ecstasy, peace, patience, kindness, uprightness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.' - Galatians 5:22-23a

'If we are living now by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A,' let us follow the leading of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' in every part of our lives.' - Galatians 5:25

'And do not bring sorrow to 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' by the way you live. Remember, He is the One Who has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.' - Ephesians 4:30

'Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Let the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' fill and control you.' - Ephesians 5:18

'Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father), in His foreknowledge, has selected you long ago, and the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and are cleansed by His 'DAM' (blood).

May you have more and more of Y┴OHU UL's special favor and amazing peace.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 1:2

8.

My marriage is a lifelong commitment to Y┴OHU UL and to my spouse and I will always nurture and care for it as long as I live, and I will never allow anything to damage my relationship with my spouse and children, in our scriptural pursuit of altogether serving Y┴OHU UL with all our lives always.

'And He (YAOH┌SHUA) said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for Y┴OHU UL has united them together.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 19:5-6

'And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.' - Mark 10:12 'But I say that a husband who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 5:32

'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.' - Luke 16:18

'To the married I give this command (not I, but ha-Molkhi˙l): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.' - 1 Corinthians 7:10-11

'And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.' - 1 Corinthians 7:13-14

'A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Corinthians 7:39

'In YAOH┌-dah, in Yaoshor˙l (Israel), and in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) there is treachery, for the men of YAOH┌-dah have defiled Y┴OHU UL's beloved holy shrine by marrying women who worship idols.

May Y┴OHU UL cut off from the nation of Yaoshor˙l every last man who has committed this and yet still brings an offering to Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies).

Here is one more thing you do. You cover Y┴OHU UL's altar with tears, weeping and groaning because He pays no attention to your offerings, and He doesn't accept them with pleasure. You even cry out, 'Why has Y┴OHU UL abandoned us?'

I'll tell you why! Because Y┴OHU UL witnessed the vows you and your wife made to each other on your wedding day when you were young.

But you have been disloyal to her, though she remained your faithful companion, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn't Y┴OHU UL make you one with your wife?

In body and spirit you are His. And what does He want? Holy children from your marriage. So guard yourself; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.

'For I hate divorce!' says Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l (the UL of Israel).

'It is as cruel as putting on a victim's blood-soaked coat,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo.

So guard yourself; always remain loyal to your wife!' - Malachi 2:11-16

9.

All that I have - my money, properties, assets, talents and abilities - is a sacred trust from Y┴OHU UL and I always use them solely for Y┴OHU UL's purposes and plans, and I always am a faithful and dependable trustee of all that He has provided for my needs and for His glory, fully realizing that my lifetime loyalty, faithfulness and absolute devotion must be to Y┴OHU UL alone.

'Do recall how Y┴OHU UL your Creator led you through the wilderness for forty years, humbling you and trying you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would really obey His commands.

Yes, He humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your forebears.

He did it to teach you that people need more than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on every Word of Y┴OHU UL.

For all these forty years your clothes didn't wear out, and your feet didn't get sore nor swell. So you should realize that just as a parent disciplines a child, Y┴OHU UL your Creator also disciplines you to help you.

So obey the commands of Y┴OHU UL your Creator by walking in His ways and reverentially fearing Him. For Y┴OHU UL your Creator is bringing you into a pleasant land of flowing rivulets and pools of water, with springs that gush forth in the valleys and hills.

It is a land of wheat and barley, of grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, olives, and honey. It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as rock, and copper is abundant in the hills.

When you have eaten your fill, praise Y┴OHU UL your Creator for the pleasant land He has given you.

And that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget Y┴OHU UL your Creator and disobey His commands, regulations and laws.

For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, that is the time to be careful!

Do not become proud at that time and forget Y┴OHU UL your Creator, Who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.

Do not forget that He led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry.

He even gave you water from the rock!

He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your forebears. He did this to humble you and test you for your own benefit.

He did it so you would never think that it was your own ability and power that made you wealthy.

Always remember that it is Y┴OHU UL your Creator Who gives you the power to become rich, and He does it to fulfill the covenant He made with your forebears.' - Deuteronomy 8:2-18

'All the believers were of one heart and mind, and they felt that what they owned was not their own; they shared everything they had.

And the emissaries gave powerful witness to the resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and Y┴OHU UL's great favor was upon them all.

There was no poverty among them, because people who owned land or houses sold them and brought the money to the emissaries to give to others in need.

For example, there was Y┴OHU-saf, the one the emissaries nicknamed Barnabas. He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the emissaries for those in need.

There was also a man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the emissaries, but he claimed it was the full amount. His wife had conspired with him to this deception.

Then Kßfos said, 'Ananias, why has ha-satßn filled your heart? You lied to the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren't lying to us but to the Eternal Creator.'

As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified.

Then some young men wrapped him in a sheet and took him out and buried him.

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Kßfos asked her, 'Was this the price you and your husband received for your land?'

'Yes,' she replied, 'that was the price.'

And Kßfos said, 'How could the two of you even think of doing a thing like this - conspiring together to test the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL)? Just outside that door are the young men who buried your husband, and they will carry you out, too.'

Quickly, she fell to the floor and died. When the young men came in and observed that she was dead, they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

Great fear gripped the entire Oholyßo (Congregation) and all others who heard what had happened.' - Acts 4:32-5:11

'For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?' - 1 Corinthians 4:7

And YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or female siblings or mother or father or children or property, for My sake and for the Glorious Message, will receive now in this life, in return, a hundred times over, houses, brothers, female siblings, mothers, children, and property - with persecutions. And in the world to come they will have eternal life.' - Mark 10:29-30

10.

My overall purpose in life is to love and serve Y┴OHU UL with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul and with all my energy, obeying His commands, and to love my fellowmen same way as I love myself, for this is the whole duty of everyone towards the Creator, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, Who judges and rewards justly for all that people do.

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'You must love Y┴OHU your UL with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first as well as greatest commandment.

The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are anchored on these two commandments.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 22:37-40

'If someone says, 'I love Y┴OHU UL,' but hates his brother, that person is a liar; for if we don't love people whom we can actually see, how can we love Y┴OHU UL, Whom we have not seen?

And Y┴OHU UL Himself has commanded that we must love not only Him but our brother, too.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 4:20-21

'So now I am giving you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should love one another. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are truly My disciples.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 13:34-35

'If you love Me, obey My commands.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:15

'Those who obey My commands are the ones who truly love Me. And because they love Me, My Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal Myself to each one of them.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:21

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'All those who love Me will do what I say. My Y┴OHU AB┌ will love them, and WE will come to them and live with them.

Anyone who doesn't love Me will not do what I say. And remember, My words are not My own. This message is from Y┴OHU AB┌ Who sent Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:23-24

'When you obey Me, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) and remain in His love.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 15:10

'I command you to love one another in the same way that I love you. And here is how to measure it - the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 15:12-13

'I command you to love one another.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 15:17

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,

'No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what Y┴OHU UL has prepared
for those who love Him.' - 1 Corinthians 2:9

'The purpose of my teaching is that all the Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA) there would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience and genuine faith.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 1:5

'If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of Y┴OHU UL's law.

For the commands against adultery and murder and stealing and coveting - and any other command - are all summed up in this one command:

'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

Love does no wrong to anyone, so love satisfies all of Y┴OHU UL's requirements.' - Romans 13:8-10

For you, dear friends, have been called to live in freedom - not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.

For the whole law can be summed up in this one command:

'Love your neighbor as yourself.' - Galatians 5:13-14

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA spoke: 'Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! No, I came to bring a sword.

I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Your enemies will be right in your own household!

If you love your father or mother more than you love Me, you are not worthy of being Mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of being Mine.

If you refuse to take up your stake and follow Me, you are not worthy of being Mine.

If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for Me, you will find it.' - Man-Y┴OHU 10:34-39

'Here is my final conclusion: Reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL and obey His commands, for this is the entire duty of man.

For Y┴OHU UL will judge us for everything we do, including every hidden thing, upright or bad.' - Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

'Love never fails....' - 1 Corinthians 13:8

'There are three which remain - faith, hope and love - and the greatest among these is love.' - 1 Corinthians 13:13

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What are the ill effects of sin? How does sin affect me, if at all?

A.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm clearly declared in His Word that sin, in whatever form, has its consequential ill effects, some of which are as follows:

1.

Your sins affect your own future. If unconfessed, unforgiven and unrepented off, sin will cause people be lost.

If it still persists after sufficient time, it brings calamity and ruin.

And in the end, it brings people to final judgment and eternal doom.

2.

Sin makes captive the heart of whoever serves it, making the individual a slave of sin and subject to its controlling lusts and passions.

Whoever practices sin and is in continual pursuit of it will have his will, preferences, values, views, opinions and inclinations subject to sin's compelling influence and pressure.

3.

It eventually leads to sicknesses, diseases, poverty and failures.

Sin has its accompanying curses and calamities.

Whether one believes it or not, sin will still bring curses into one's life, if unrepented of.

4.

The sins of false prophets and false teachers affect the lives of their victims.

The sins of parents are punished up to the third and fourth generations.

The sins of children bring sorrow to their parents.

The sins of national leaders adversely affect the citizens of that country.

And sins committed by criminals grievously affect their victims and incurs much government costs.

In reality, no one can sin in and by himself, unto himself alone, neither can one commit it in complete isolation.

Scriptural Basis -

If you fully obey all of these commands of Y┴OHU UlhÝm your Creator, the laws I am declaring to you today, Y┴OHU UlhÝm will transform you into the greatest nation in the world!

These are the blessings that will come upon you:

Blessings in the city,
Blessings in the field;
Many children,
Bountiful crops,
Large flocks and herds;
Blessings of fruit and bread;
Blessings when you come in,
Blessings when you go out.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will defeat your enemies before you; they will march out together against you but scatter before you in seven directions!

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will bless you with bountiful crops and healthy cattle, and prosper everything you do when you arrive in the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving you.

He will transform you into a holy people dedicated to Himself; this He has promised to do if you will only obey Him and walk in His ways.

All the nations in the world shall observe that you belong to Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and they will remain in awe.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will give you an abundance of beneficial things in the land, just as He promised: many children, many cattle, and abundant crops.

He will open to you His bountiful treasury of rain in the heavens, to give you fine crops every due time.

He will bless everything you do!

And you shall lend to many nations, but shall not borrow from them.

If you will only hearken and obey the commands of Y┴OHU your UL that I am giving you today, He will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall always have the upper hand.

But each of these blessings depends on your not deviating in any way from the laws I have given you; and you never must worship other idols.

If you won't hearken to Y┴OHU your UL and won't obey these laws I am giving you today, then all of these curses shall come upon you:

Curses in the city,
Curses in the fields,
Curses on your fruit and bread,
The curse of barren wombs,
Curses upon your crops,
Curses upon the fertility of your cattle and flocks,
Curses when you come in,
Curses when you go out.

For Y┴OHU UlhÝm Himself will send His curse upon you.

You will be confused; you will become a failure in everything you do, until at last you are ruined because of the sin of forsaking Him.

He will send disease among you until you are ruined from the face of the land which you are about to enter and possess. He will send tuberculosis, fever, infections, plague and war. He will blight your crops, covering them with mildew. All these ruin shall pursue you until you perish.

The heavens above you will be as unyielding as bronze, and the earth beneath will be as iron. The land will become dry as dust for lack of rain, and dust whirlwinds shall ruin you.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will cause you to be defeated by your enemies. You will march out to battle gloriously, but flee before your enemies in utter confusion; and you will be tossed to and fro among all the nations of the earth.

Your dead bodies will be food to the birds and wild animals, and no one will be there to chase them away.

He will send upon you Egyptian boils, tumors, scurvy, and itch, for none of which will there be a remedy. He will send madness, blindness, fear and panic upon you.

You shall grope in the bright sunlight just as the blind person gropes in darkness.

You shall not prosper in anything you do!

You will be oppressed, also robbed continually, and nothing will save you.

Someone else will marry your fiancee; someone else will live in the house you build; someone else will eat the fruit of the vineyard you plant.

Your oxen shall be butchered before your eyes, but you won't get a single bite of the meat. Your donkeys will be driven away as you watch, and will never return to you again.

Your sheep will be given to your enemies. And there will be no one to protect you. You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves.

Your heart will break with longing for them, but you will not be able to help them.

A foreign nation you have not even heard of will eat the crops you will have worked so hard to grow. You will always be oppressed till finally crushed.

You will go mad because of all the tragedy you see around you.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will cover you with boils from head to foot.

He will exile you and the king you will select, to a nation to whom neither you nor your forefathers gave a second thought; and while in exile you shall worship idols of wood and stone!

You will become an object of horror, a proverb and a byword among all the nations, for Y┴OHU UlhÝm will thrust you away.

You will sow much but reap little, for the locusts will eat your crops. You will plant vineyards and care for them, but you won't eat the grapes or drink the wine, for worms will devour the vines.

Olive trees will be growing everywhere, but there won't be enough olive oil to anoint yourselves! For the trees will drop their fruit before it is ripe.

Your sons and daughters will be snatched away from you as slaves. The locusts shall ravage your trees and vines. Foreigners living among you shall become richer and richer while you become poorer and poorer.

They shall lend to you, not you to them! They shall be the head and you shall be the tail!

All these curses shall pursue and overtake you until you are ruined - all because you refuse to hearken to Y┴OHU your UL.

These horrors shall befall you and your offsprings as a warning:

You will become slaves to your enemies because of your failure to praise Y┴OHU UlhÝm for all that He has given you. Y┴OHU UlhÝm will dispatch your enemies against you, and you will be hungry, thirsty, naked and in want of everything. A yoke of iron shall be placed around your neck until you are finished!

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will bring a far-off nation against you, swooping down upon you like an eagle; a nation whose language you don't comprehend - a nation of fierce and angry men who will have no mercy upon young or old.

They will devour you out of house and home until your cattle and crops are consumed. Your grain, new wine, olive oil, calves and lambs will all disappear.

That nation will lay siege to your cities and knock down your highest walls - the walls you will trust to protect you. You will even eat the flesh of your own sons and daughters in the terrible days of siege that lie ahead.

The most kindhearted man among you will be utterly callous toward his own brother and his beloved wife and his children who are still alive. He will refuse to give them a share of the flesh he is devouring - the flesh of his own children - because he is dying of hunger in the midst of the siege of your cities.

The most gentle and delicate woman among you - the one who would not so much as touch her feet to the ground - will refuse to share with her beloved husband, son, and daughter. She will hide from them the afterbirth and the new baby she has borne, in order that she herself can eat them.

Very terrible will be the hunger during the siege and the awful anguish caused by your enemies at your gates.

If you refuse to obey all the laws inscribed in this book, thus refusing reverence to the glorious and fearful Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU your UL, then Y┴OHU UlhÝm will send perpetual plagues upon you and upon your children.

He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt which you feared so much, and they shall plague the land. And that is not all!

Y┴OHU UlhÝm will bring upon you every sickness and plague there is, even those not yet mentioned in this book, until you are ruined.

There will be few of you left, though before you were as numerous as 'cocavÝm' (s-ars).

All this if you do not hearken to Y┴OHU your UL.

Just as Y┴OHU UlhÝm has exulted over you and has performed such glorious deeds for you and has multiplied you, so Y┴OHU UlhÝm at that time will delight also in ruining you; and you shall disappear from the land.

For Y┴OHU UlhÝm will scatter you among all the nations from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship heathen idols that neither you nor your forefathers have known, idols made of wood and stone!

There among those nations you shall find no rest, but Y┴OHU UlhÝm will give you trembling hearts, darkness and bodies weakened from sorrow and fear. Your lives will hang in doubt.

You will live night and day in fear, and will have no reason to believe that you will see the morning light.

In the morning you will say, 'Oh, that night were here!'

And in the evening you will say, 'Oh, that morning were here!'

You will say this because of the awesome horrors surrounding you. Then Y┴OHU UlhÝm will send you back to Egypt in ships, a journey I promised you would never need to make again; and there you will offer to sell yourselves to your enemies as slaves - but no one will even want to buy you.

Deuteronomy 28, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

Well then, should I keep on committing sins, so Y┴OHU UL can show me more and more kindness and forgiveness?

Y┴OHU UL forbid! Since I have died to sin, how can I continue to live in it?

Or have I overlooked the fact that when I became a Yaoh˙shuahÚe and was immersed to become one with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, I died with Him?

For I died and was buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by immersion.

And just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU AB┌, now I also may live a new life.

Since I have been united with Him in His death, I will also be raised as He was.

My old sinful self was impaled with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in order that sin might lose its power in my life. I am no longer a slave to sin.

For when I died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, I was released free from the power of sin.

And since I died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, I know I will also share His new life.

I am sure of this because hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y rose from the dead, and He will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him.

He died once to defeat sin, and now He lives for the glory of Y┴OHU UL.

So I should reckon myself dead to sin and able to live for the glory of Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.

I do not allow sin control the way I live; I do not give in to its lustful desires.

I do not let any part of my body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for committing sin.

On the contrary, I give myself completely to Y┴OHU UL since I have been given new life.

And I use my whole body as an implement to do what is right for the glory of Y┴OHU UL.

Sin is no longer my boss, for I am no longer subject to the law, which enslaves me to sin. Contrariwise, I am free by Y┴OHU UL's undeserved favor.

Since Y┴OHU UL's favor has set me free from the law, does this mean I can go ahead and commit sin?

Y┴OHU UL forbid!

Don't I realize that whatever I decide to obey becomes my boss?

I can prefer sin, which leads to death, or I can decide to obey Y┴OHU UL and receive His approval.

Hodayßo to Y┴OHU UL! Once I was a slave of sin, but now I have obeyed with all my heart the new doctrine Y┴OHU UL has given me.

Now I am free from sin, my former boss, and I have become a slave to my new boss, uprightness

I speak this way, using the examples of slaves and bosses, because it is easy to comprehend.

Before, I allowed myself to be a slave of impurity and lawlessness.

Now I must decide to be a slave of rectitude, so I will become holy.

In former days, when I was a slave of sin, I wasn't concerned with doing what was right.

And what was the result? It was not fine, since now I am ashamed of the deeds I used to do, deeds which end in eternal doom.

But now I am free from the power of sin and have become a slave of Y┴OHU UL. Now I do those activities that lead to holiness and lead to life eternal.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of Y┴OHU UL is life eternal through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, our Molkhi˙l.

Romans 6, Holy Scriptures

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will, as much as Y┴OHU UlhÝm's enables and empowers you, avoid committing sins against Him in words, deeds, behavior and attitudes.

You will walk by the leading of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' Who teaches you always to say 'No' to sin and 'Yes' to Y┴OHU UlhÝm's perfect will.

And do always remember:

Whoever calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved!

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

Those who depend on the law to make them right with Y┴OHU UL are under His curse, for the Scriptures say, 'Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey ALL these commands that are inscribed in Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Book of the Law.'

Consequently, it is clear that no one can ever be right with Y┴OHU UlhÝm by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, 'It is by means of faith that an upright person has life.'

How different from this way of faith is the way of law, which says, 'If you wish to find life by obeying the law, you must obey ALL of its commands.'

But ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When He was hung on the stake, He took upon Himself the curse for our wrongdoing.

For it is inscribed in the Scriptures, 'Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.'

Through the work of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Y┴OHU UL has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing He promised to Abruhßm, and we Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in YAOH┌SHUA) receive the promised 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UL) through faith.'

- Galatians 3:10-14, Holy Scriptures

Character Trait for Today....

ENDURANCEwhich is the opposite ofIndulgence
Practical
Definition:

Fully depending upon Y┴OHU UlhÝm's enablement in order to successfully overcome temptation and sin, and always living uprightly.

Scriptures:

'Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore Y┴OHU UlhÝm and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow!

Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death.

But those who live to please the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) will harvest life eternal from the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

So never get tired of doing what is noble.

Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.'

- Galatians 6:7-9, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Alcoholism's Cost To Society....

Altogether, alcoholism now is said to cost the country around US$25 billion annually!

Of this, 10 billion dollars is lost by the nation's employers, because of absenteeism and low productivity of alcoholic employees whose absentee rate is 2 l/2 times more compared to other workers.

Law officials estimate the cost for arrest, trial and jailing of drinkers at more than 100 million dollars yearly.

Almost half the 5.5 million arrests annually in the US are related to alcoholic abuse.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

In the last days, what will be the significance of sin?

A.

In the latter stages of this current age, sin will be most significant in the following ways:

1.

Sin will ignite wars among nations -

Greed and lust for power and control over one another will be the root of warfare and conflicts between and among nations in the last days.

2.

Sin will incite people to betray and hate each other -

Treacheries and disloyalties will be flagrant and they will inflict ruin even to the core of deep marriage and family ties.

Marriage partners will hate each other unto divorce, children will hate and betray their own parents, parents will hate their own families and so on.

3.

During the tribulation period, sin will be at its worst -

False teachings and doctrines of demons will abound together with the proliferation of false teachers and false prophets, who will be praised by the crowds.

Deceptions and impersonations will trick many into error and falsehood, backed up by bogus signs and wonders and counterfeit miracles.

The anti-messiah will lead many into perdition, and proclaim himself king and will require the adoration and worship of millions who will be deceived.

Scriptural Basis -

And now, brethren, let us relate to you about the coming again of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and how we will be gathered together to meet Him.

Please never be so easily shaken and troubled by those who say that the day of Y┴OHU UlhÝm has already begun. Even if they claim to have had a vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us, do not believe them.

Don't be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great departure and the man of lawlessness is revealed Ś the one who brings ruin.

He will exalt himself and defy every idol there is and tear down every object of adoration and worship. He will place himself in the Temple of Y┴OHU UlhÝm, claiming that he himself is the Eternal Creator.

Don't you recall that I told you this when I was with you? And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes.

For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, whom the Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA will consume with the breath of His mouth and ruin by the splendor of His coming.

This evil man will come to do the work of ha-satßn with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of wicked deception to fool those who are on their way to perdition because they refuse to believe the truth that would save them.

So Y┴OHU UlhÝm will send great deception upon them, and they will believe all these lies.

Then they will be condemned for not believing the truth and for indulging in the evil activities they do.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

YAOH┌SHUA told them, 'Don't let anyone deceive you. For many will come claiming to be the Messiah, and will lead many into error.

When you hear of wars beginning, this does not signal My return; these must come, but the end is not yet. The nations and kingdoms of the earth will rise against each other and there will be famines and earthquakes in many places.

But all this will be only the beginning of the horrors to come.

Then you will be tortured and killed and hated all over the world for the sake of My Sh˙am (Name), and many of you shall fall back into sin and betray and hate each other.

And many false prophets will appear and lead many into error. Sin will be rampant everywhere and will dampen the love of many. But those who endure till the end shall be saved.

And the Glorious Message about the Kingdom shall be proclaimed throughout the whole world, so all nations will hear it, and then, finally, the end will come.

Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 24:4-14, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

You should also know this, Y┴OHU-tam, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money.

They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at Y┴OHU UlhÝm, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful.

They will treat nothing as sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control.

They will be cruel and have no interest for what is noble.

They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

They will act as if they are religious, but they will reject the power that could make them holy.

You must keep away from people like that.

2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:1-5, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Coming Unexpectedly Like A Thief....

Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the huge Euphrates River, and it dried up in order that the kings from the east could march their armies to the west without hindrance.

And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouth of the dragon, the beast, also from the false prophet.

These miracle-working demons caused all the rulers of the world to gather for battle against Y┴OHU UlhÝm on that great Judgment Day of Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies).

Take note: 'I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed be all who are watching for Me, who keep their robes ready so they will not need to walk naked and ashamed.'

And they gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place called Har-Meggido in Hebrew.

Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne of the Temple in heaven, saying, 'It is finished!'

Then the thunder crashed, rolled and lightning flashed. There occurred an earthquake more severe than ever before in human chronology.

The great city of Babylon split into three pieces, and cities around the world fell into heaps of rubble. And so Y┴OHU UlhÝm remembered all of Babylon's sins, and He made her drink the cup that was filled with the wine of His fierce wrath.

And every island disappeared, and all the mountains were leveled. There was a terrible hailstorm, and hailstones weighing seventy-five pounds fell from the sky onto the people below.

They cursed Y┴OHU UlhÝm because of the hailstorm, which was a very terrible plague.

Khanˇdgaluth (Revelation) 16:12-21, Holy Scriptures

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

How can one receive forgiveness for his sins?

A.

It is precisely the main reason why Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came in the flesh, became a Man, acquired a human nature, in order to take away the sin of the world.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came to be the sacrificial lamb of Y┴OHU UL in order to eradicate and cleanse mankind's sin.

The penalty of sin is death to the person who committed it.

But Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA gave up His life as a substitute sacrifice in order the satisfy the requirements of Y┴OHU UL's justice.

Whoever therefore shall repent, believe, accept and appropriate this for himself shall receive forgiveness and cleansing for all his sins.

At the moment a person receives Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA into his heart as His unique individual Savior, Messiah and Life Governor, he is spiritually regenerated, reborn and becomes a new creation, cleansed from all sins.

One needs to admit and confess with his mouth to Y┴OHU UL the sins he has committed and appropriate Y┴OHU UL's available free favor in forgiving and cleansing sins by virtue of the sacrificial death of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

Furthermore, it is expected of the repentant sinner to forgive everyone who has offended him since he himself has received the free forgiveness of Y┴OHU UL.

This is the only scriptural way. Aside from this way, the only thing remaining for anyone in dealing with his sins is to actually, physically die for them and eternally suffer the bleak consequences.

Sins can never be removed by virtue of the blood of animals, neither by taking ceremonial baths on 'sacred' rivers or lakes, nor by offering foods or money to pagan idols, mountains or volcanos, and not by lashing oneself in penance.

Only the 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA can truly erase and delete sins committed by anyone.

YAOH┌SHUA is the sole, unique way; there is no other way.

Scriptural Basis -

This the message Y┴OHU UL has given us to pass on to you:

That Y┴OHU UL is Light and in Him is no darkness at all.

So if we say we are His friends, but go on living in spiritual darkness and sin, we are lying.

But if we are living in the light of Y┴OHU UL's presence, just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y does, then we have glorious fellowship and gladness with each other, and the 'DAM' (blood) of YAOH┌SHUA His Son cleanses us from every sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we are only deceiving ourselves, and refusing to accept the truth.

But if we confess our sins to Him, He can be depended upon to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.

And it is perfectly proper for Y┴OHU UL to do this for us because ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y died to wash away our sins.

If we claim we have not sinned, we are lying and calling Y┴OHU UL a liar, for He says we have sinned.

First Letter of Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 1:5-10, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'Now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of Y┴OHU UlhÝm. Now you do those activities that lead to holiness and result to life eternal.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of Y┴OHU UlhÝm is life eternal through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA our Molkhi˙l.'

- Romans 6:22-23, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Uprightness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.' - Proverbs 14:34

'Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; evil is avoided by the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - Proverbs 16:6

'Who can say, 'I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin'?' - Proverbs 20:9

'When the wicked are in authority, sin increases. But the upright will live to see the tyrant's defeat.' - Proverbs 29:16

Anecdote For Today - Simon The Sorcerer....

A man named Simon had been a sorcerer there for many years, claiming to be someone great. The ShomronÝm people, from the least to the greatest, often spoke of him as 'the Great One Ś the Power of the Almighty.' He was very influential because of the magic he performed.

But now the people believed the Glorious Message proclaimed by Philip about the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL and the Sh˙am (Name) of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

As a result, many people were baptized. Then Simon himself believed and was baptized. He began following Philip wherever he went, and he was amazed by the great miracles and signs Philip performed.

When the emissaries back in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) heard that the people of Shuamˇr-Y┴OHU had accepted Y┴OHU UL's message, they sent Kßfos and Y┴OHU-khßnam there.

As soon as they arrived, they prayed for these new Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in YAOH┌SHUA) to receive the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

The 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' had not yet come upon any of them, for they had only been baptized in the Sh˙am (Name) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

Then Kßfos and Y┴OHU-khßnam laid their hands upon these believers, and they received the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit).

When Simon saw that the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' was given when the emissaries laid their hands upon people's heads, he offered money to buy this power.

'Let me have this power, too,' he exclaimed, 'so when I lay my hands on people, they will receive the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A'!'

But Kßfos replied, 'May your money perish with you for thinking Y┴OHU UlhÝm's gift can be bought! You can have no part in this, for your heart is not right before Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Turn from your wickedness and pray to Y┴OHU UlhÝm. Perhaps He will forgive your evil thoughts, for I can see that you are full of bitterness and held captive by sin.'

'Pray to Y┴OHU UlhÝm for me,' Simon exclaimed, 'that these horrible things won't happen to me!'

- Acts 8:9-24, Holy Scriptures

Now that you believe in His Name and accept Him as the true Messiah, say, speak, I repeat, you say and speak this prayer right now, from your heart:

Sinner's Prayer of Repentance

 
Y┴OHU UL, Who dwells in shamulyßo (celestial heights),
I now believe that You are the real Maker of all, my Creator;

I believe that You are the true Holy One of Israel, no one else;

You are the UL of Abruhßm, Y┴OHUtz-kaq (Isaac) and Y┴OHU-caf;

I acknowledge that I have sinned against You, and I do now
forgive all those who have offended me in the past;

I truly repent before You.

Please forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me now, by the 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who, I believe, died in my behalf, as my own individual replacement;

I now make YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y as my only individual Ëdmorul (Ruler) and 'MeÚ-hoo-sh˙a-yao' (Savior);

I believe that He died to pay for all my sins, was buried, became alive again, went to be with Y┴OHU UL, and will soon come back to rule as the King of kings;

I believe with perfect faith in the soon-coming return of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y;

It is inscribed: 'Everyone who calls upon the Name of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved,' and I believe in the resurrection of the upright to eternal rewards, and the damnation of the wicked to eternal perdition;

Please give me now the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' to indwell me as Your newly-born child in Your eternal Kingdom of rectitude, uprightness and holiness;

And please also immerse me in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' now so I may freely receive His gifts for empowerment in my new life as a Yaoh˙shuahee (faithful believer);

I believe that I now receive the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' into my heart, as my life Ruler, Governor and Maoro-Úh (Teacher), as I do also believe that I now receive Your mercy, forgiveness and cleansing and the empowerment gifts of and immersion in the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA';

I praise, glorify, worship and thank You for the free redemption and salvation;

I pray all these, 'ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Now you are free, you are healed, you are delivered and you are whole!

Now, glorify Y┴OHU UL with me, let us exalt His NAME together!

Now begin your new life with Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) by telling others about His LOVE and His NAME and begin loving and helping your neighbors!

'You shall love Y┴OHU your ULH═M with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind; and you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself!'

These are the greatest mitzvˇt or commandments!

So begin loving Y┴OHU ULH═M and your neighbors now!

Remember, it was Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who died for your sins, and not religion. Religion is NOT the Savior. YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the Savior Who is willing and able to help, deliver, heal and save you!

For the weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world; on the contrary, they are so powerful, through Y┴OHU UL, to demolish fortresses.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of Y┴OHU UL, and we now take captive every thought to make it submissive to Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

And we now overcome ha-satßn by the 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and by the words of our testimony, and as we resist ha-satßn, we win!

Thanks be to Y┴OHU UL GABËR (the Valiant Warrior) Who always guarantees that we triumph in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and truly we are greater than conquerors!

And we do not allow ha-satßn to steal in any manner the words of Y┴OHU UL sown effectually in your hearts now and forever!

'Ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA already pre-exist, even before the creation of everything in the whole universe?

A.

Yes, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did already pre-exist even before the creation of everything. He did already exist since the eternal past; furthermore, He will continue to exist even until the eternal future, forever and ever.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA exists from the eternal past to the eternal future, for He after all is the Eternal Creator, together with Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) and the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit).

And They three are One in perfect and absolute Triunity.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA already did pre-exist even before His birth as a Human person; He already did pre-exist even before creation, and even before time itself.

Scriptural evidences of this fact are:

1.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA originated from heaven. He was already in heaven before He came in the flesh, before His incarnation.

'If you don't even believe Me when I tell you about matters that happen here on earth, how can you possibly believe if I tell you what is going on in heaven?

For only I, the Son of Man, have come to earth and will return to heaven again.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:12-13

'He (YAOH┌SHUA) has come from above and is greater than anyone else. I am of the earth, and my comprehension is limited to matters on this earth, but He has come from heaven.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 3:31

2.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was the principal Arm or Agent of Y┴OHU UL during the creation of the universe.

'Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) is the One through Whom Y┴OHU UL created everything in heaven and earth.

He created the things we can see and the things we can't see Ś kings, kingdoms, rulers and authorities.

Everything has been created through Him and for Him!

He did already exist even before everything else began, and He upholds all creation together.' - Colossians 1:16-17

3.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA claimed equality in nature and glory with Y┴OHU UL Himself.

'Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) and I are One.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 10:30

'And now, Y┴OHU AB┌, please bring Me into the glory We shared before the world began.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 17:5

4.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA accepted glory, worship and honor due only the Most High Creator, and others attest to this fact.

'For in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y the fullness of Y┴OHU UlhÝm lives in a human body.' - Colossians 2:9

5.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA declared that He already did exist even before Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser and Abruhßm were physically born.

Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) pointed Him out to the people.

He loudly told the crowds, 'He is definitely the One I was talking about when I said, 'Someone is coming Who is far greater than I am, for He did already pre-exist long before I did.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 1:15

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'The truth is, I already did pre-exist even before Abruhßm was even born!' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 8:58

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'In the beginning the Word already did exist. He was with Y┴OHU UL, and He was Himself Eternal. He was in the beginning with Y┴OHU UL. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that He didn't make.

Life itself was in Him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never overshadow it.

But although the world was made through Him, the world didn't recognize Him when He came. Even in His own land and among His own people, He was not accepted.

But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of Y┴OHU UL. They are reborn! This is not a physical birth coming from human passion or plan Ś this rebirth comes from Y┴OHU UL.

So the Word became Human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the only Son of Y┴OHU UL.

Y┴OHU-khßnam pointed Him out to the people. He loudly told the crowds, 'He is the One I was talking about when I said, 'Someone is coming Who is far greater than I am, for He already did pre-exist long before I did.

We have all benefited from the rich blessings He brought to us Ś one favorable blessing after another. For the law was given through Mehush˙a; Y┴OHU UL's unfailing love and faithfulness came through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

No one has ever seen Y┴OHU UL. But His only Son, Who is Himself Creator Eternal, is close to Y┴OHU AB┌'s heart; He has declared to us about Him.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 1:1-5;10-18

Your Faith Assignment for Today....

You will continually make time and exert efforts to know Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA closer and closer in a more deeper way, through daily communing with Him in prayers and through reading His Word, together with meditation and engrafting His Word into your heart.

And do always remember:

Whoever calls upon the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved!

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

And now, just as you accepted hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA as your Life Governor, you must continue to live in obedience to Him.

Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, tough and vigorous in the truth you were taught.

Let your lives overflow with expressions of gratitude for everything He has carried out.

Don't let anyone lead you into error with empty philosophy and scholarly nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

For in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y the fullness of Y┴OHU UlhÝm lives in a human body, and you are complete through your union with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

He is the Supreme Head over every ruler and authority in the entire universe. - Colossians 2:6-10

Character Trait for Today....

Diligencewhich is the opposite ofNegligence
Practical
Definition:

Following the voice of the indwelling 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' at every moment Who will always lead me into all truth - YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y - Who is my eternal Creator and only Savior.

Scriptures:

'And this is the way to have eternal life Ś to know You, the only true Creator Y┴OHU UL, and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the One You sent forth to the earth.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 17:3

Anecdote For Today - Faith in the 'Sh˙am' (Name) YAOH┌SHUA Heals -

Kßfos and Y┴OHU-khßnam went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o'clock daily prayer meeting.

As they approached the Temple, they saw a man lame from birth carried along the road and laid beside the Temple gate - the one called 'The Beautiful Gate' - as was his custom every day.

As Kßfos and Y┴OHU-khßnam were passing by, he asked them for some money.

They looked at him intently, and then Kßfos said, 'Look here!'

The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting alms.

But Kßfos said, 'We don't have any money for you! But I'll give you something else! I command you 'ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA NuzrothÝy hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, walk!'

The Kßfos took the lame man by the hand and pulled him to his feet. And as he did, the man's feet and ankle-bones were healed and rejuvenated so he came up with a leap, arose for a moment and began walking!

Then, walking, leaping and praising Y┴OHU UL, he went into the Temple with them.

When the people inside saw him walking and heard him praising Y┴OHU UL, and realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at The Beautiful Gate, they were inexpressibly surprised!

They all rushed out to Shua-ˇlmoh's Hall, where he was holding tightly to Kßfos and Y┴OHU-khßnam!

Everyone watching there was awed by the wonderful miracle that had happened.

Kßfos saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd.

'Men of Yaoshor˙l,' he said, 'what is so surprising about this? And why look at us as though we by our own power and holiness had made this man walk?

For it is Y┴OHU UL, the Creator of Abruhßm, Y┴OHUtz-kaq and Y┴OHU-caf and of all our forefathers Who has brought glory to His Servant YAOH┌SHUA by doing this.

I refer to the YAOH┌SHUA Whom you rejected before Pilate, despite Pilate's determination to release Him. You didn't want Him freed - this Holy, Upright One.

On the contrary, you demanded the release of a murderer. And you killed the Author of Life; but Y┴OHU UL brought Him back to life again. And Y┴OHU-khßnam and I are witnesses of this fact, for after you killed Him, we saw Him alive!

The 'Sh˙am' (Name) YAOH┌SHUA has healed this man - and you know how lame he was before. Faith in the 'Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA - faith given us from Y┴OHU UL - has caused this perfect healing.

Dear brethren, I realize that what you did to YAOH┌SHUA was carried out in ignorance; and the same can be said of your leaders.

But Y┴OHU UL was fulfilling the prophecies that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y must suffer all these afflictions.

Now change your mind and attitude to Y┴OHU UL and turn to Him so He can cleanse away your sins and send you pleasant times of refreshment from the presence of Y┴OHU UL and send YAOH┌SHUA your 'MEHUSHKH┴Y' (Messiah) back to you again.

For He must remain in heaven until the final recovery of all things from sin, as prophesied from ancient times.

Mehush˙a, for example, said long ago, 'Y┴OHU UL will raise up a Prophet among you, Who will resemble me! Take careful heed of everything He tells you. Anyone who will not hearken to Him shall be utterly ruined.'

Shamu-┌l and every prophet since have all spoken about what is going on today. You are the children of those prophets; and you are included in Y┴OHU UL's promise to your forefathers to bless the whole world through the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) race - that is the promise Y┴OHU UL gave to Abruhßm.

And as soon as Y┴OHU UL had brought His Servant to life again, He sent Him first of all to you men of Yaoshor˙l, to bless you by turning you back from your sins.' Acts 3, Holy Scriptures (Yaoh˙shua Version)

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Why is it vital for me to comprehend and believe that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA already did pre-exist before His coming in the flesh (or incarnation)?

A.

Eternality not only means that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did already exist before He took up human form, neither is it limited to His already being alive even before creation and time but what is most important is that He exists always, from eternal past to the eternal future.

YAOH┌SHUA has been, He is and He will always be alive.

The eternality of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is meaningful to every believer because of the following reasons:

1.

It proves that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the Creator Eternal.

He must pre-exist before creation itself so He can perform His work of creating the universe.

Nothings exists that He didn't make. Everything was created by Him and for Him.

2.

It proves that there exists TRIUNITY in our Creator-Head.

If Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is not eternal, then there is no TRIUNITY in our Creator-Head.

3.

It guarantees our salvation because the 'DAM' (blood) that was shed for our redemption is neither deficient nor of inferior quality.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, being the Lamb of Y┴OHU UL, shed His unique, pure 'DAM' (blood) as a sacrifice, propitiation and redeeming factor for our salvation, and His 'DAM' was acceptable in Y┴OHU UL's sight to offset the guilt of all our sins and that of the whole world.

If Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA were not eternally pure and holy, then His 'DAM' (blood) would not be sufficient to cleanse away our sins.

4.

It proves that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the Truth and that He never lied.

Since Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA claimed Himself to be alive eternally, it would make Him a liar if He were not so.

Let everyone in all the world be a liar, but let Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA be always absolutely true.

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'Kind favors and peace from the One Who is, Who always was and Who is to come; from the sevenfold 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) before His royal throne.

And from YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who is the faithful Witness to these matters, the first to rise from the dead, and the Commander of all the rulers of the world.

All praise to Him Who loves us and has freed us from our sins by pouring out His 'DAM' (blood) for us. He has made us His kingdom and His priests who serve before Y┴OHU UL, His Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father).

Give to Him eternal glory! He reigns forever and ever! Am-nßm!

Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see Him Ś even those who pierced Him.

And all the nations of the earth will weep because of Him.

Yes! Am-nßm!

'I am the Alef and the Tav Ś the Beginning and the End,' says ha-Molkhi˙l.

'I am the One Who is, Who always was and Who is to come, the All-Powerful One.'

- Khanˇdgalut (Revelation) 1:4-8, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

In times past, Y┴OHU UL spoke in many different ways to our forebears through the prophets, in visions, dreams and even face to face, telling them little by little about His plans.

But now in these days He has to us spoken through His Son to Whom He has given everything, and through Whom He made the world and everything there is.

Y┴OHU UL's Son shines out with Y┴OHU UL's glory, and all that Y┴OHU UL's Son is and does marks Him as Himself Eternal. He regulates the universe by the mighty power of His command.

He is the One Who died to cleanse us and clear our record of all sin, and then settled down in supreme honor beside the great Y┴OHU UL of heaven.

Thus He became far greater than the angels, as proved by the fact that His title 'Son of Y┴OHU UL,' which was given to Him from His Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father), is far greater than the names and titles of angels.

For Y┴OHU UL never said to any angel, 'You are My Son, and today I have given You the honor that goes with that title.'

But Y┴OHU UL said it about YAOH┌SHUA.

Another time He said, 'I am His Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) and He is My Son.'

And likewise another time - when His firstborn Son came to earth - Y┴OHU UL said, 'Let all the angels of Y┴OHU UL worship Him.'

Y┴OHU UL speaks of His angels as runners swift as the wind and as servants made of flaming fire, but of His Son He says, 'Your Kingdom, O UL (the All-Powerful, Eternal Creator), will last forever and ever; its commands are always just as well as right.

You love what is right and hate what is wrong; so Y┴OHU UL, even your Y┴OHU UL, has poured out more gladness upon You than upon anyone else.'

Y┴OHU UL also called Him 'Y┴OHU' when He said, 'Y┴OHU, in the beginning You made the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will disappear into nothingness, but You will remain forever.

They will become worn out like old clothes, and some day You will fold them up and replace them.

But You Yourself will never change, and Your years will never end.'

Hebrews 1:1-12, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - How Can Blood Cleanse Sin?

A congregation speaker was speaking from the text, 'The blood of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y His Son cleanses us from all sin.'

Surprisingly he was interrupted by an atheist who asked, 'How can blood cleanse sin?'

For a moment the speaker was silent; then he countered, 'How can water quench your thirst?'

'I don't know,' replied the infidel, 'but I know that it does.'

'Neither do I know how the blood of YAOH┌SHUA cleanses sin,' answered the speaker, 'but I know that it does!'

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Yes, but how can the 'DAM' or blood of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA really cleanse my sins away?

One of Y┴OHU UL's basic qualification for being the Supreme Judge of the universe is that of being JUST.

To be JUST means to punish those who violate His decrees and to reward those who obey them.

Sin means a violation of His law.

Whoever commits sin must die.

These are His rules so He could maintain moral uprightness, holiness, decency, purity and order in His universe.

He is after all a holy and morally pure Y┴OHU UL.

But aside from being JUST, Y┴OHU UL is also love and mercy.

In order the meet the requirements of His JUSTICE, and because of His profound LOVE, He gave His own Son, the Redeemer YAOH┌SHUA, to die as our substitute in receiving the just penalties of death for the sins that we commit.

The evidence that someone has died is shown by his own blood, because the life of the human is in the blood.

One's blood completely shed is evidence that one has died.

But in place of each one of us actually dying for our sins, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA died in our place, in our behalf, as our own substitute.

So when you appropriate His act of redemption for yourself, you are freely forgiven and pardoned from all your sins because Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA already died for those sins to satisfy Y┴OHU UL's requirements for justice.

Only the 'DAM' (blood) of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA is acceptable to Y┴OHU UL to redeem us from our sins because of its worth, its merit, its best quality.

The blood of others is not acceptable to Y┴OHU UL because of inferior quality. Blood of animals cannot erase sins.

In the Old Testament, blood of animals were used to temporarily cover the sins of the people, but not permanently remove them. They were mere shadow or type of the real cleansing 'DAM' of the Redeemer YAOH┌SHUA that would come.

So when one confesses his sins and asks for forgiveness and cleansing by virtue of the 'DAM' (blood) of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the sins are forgiven, cleansed away and are no longer reckoned against him because Someone has already been killed to pay for those sins.

This way, Y┴OHU UL can maintain His being JUST, His being the Eternal Creator of love and mercy, His being holy and pure, and yet He can freely forgive and pardon the repentant sinner because He has freely provided the unique sacrificial substitute, His own Son, our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the Savior.

So now you fully comprehend what it means when the Scriptures declare: 'His 'DAM' (blood) cleanses us from all sins.'

Whoever believes in Him (YAOH┌SHUA) shall never die, which means he shall no longer be separated from the life and love of Y┴OHU UL.

In other words, with the Savior, Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, you acquire and have eternal life!

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

Because Y┴OHU UL's children are human beings Ś made of flesh and blood Ś YAOH┌SHUA also became flesh and blood by being born in human form.

For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of ha-satßn, who had the power of death.

Only in this way could He deliver those who have lived all their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.

We all know that YAOH┌SHUA came to help the offsprings of Abruhßm, not to help the angels.

Therefore, it was necessary for YAOH┌SHUA to be in every respect like us, His brethren, in order that He could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before Y┴OHU UL.

He then could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people.

Since He Himself has gone through suffering and temptation, He is well able to help us when we are being tempted.

Hebrews 2:14-18, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

Then what's the use of being a YAOH┌-dee (Jew)? Are there any special benefits for them from Y┴OHU UL? Is there any value in the YAOH┌-dee (Jewish) circumcision ceremony?

Yes, being a YAOH┌-dee (Jew) has many advantages!

First of all, Y┴OHU UL gave them His laws so they could know and do His will. True, some of them were unfaithful, but just because they broke their promises to Y┴OHU UL, does that mean Y┴OHU UL will break His promises?

Absolutely not! Though everyone else in the world is a liar, Y┴OHU UL is not. Do you remember what the book of TehillÝm (Psalms) says about this? That Y┴OHU UL's words will always prove true and correct, no matter who objects to them.

'But,' some say, 'our breaking faith with Y┴OHU UL is fine, our sins serve a fine purpose, for people will notice how kind Y┴OHU UL is when they see how bad we are. Is it fair, then, for Him to punish us when our sins are helping Him?' (That is the way some people talk.)

Y┴OHU UL forbid! Then what kind of Y┴OHU UL would He be, to overlook sin? For He could not judge and condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty brought Him glory by pointing up His honesty viewed in contrast to my lies.

If you follow through with that idea you come to this: the worse we are, the better Y┴OHU UL likes it! But the damnation of those who say such is just. Yet some claim that this is what I proclaim!

Well, then, are we YAOH┌-dim (Jews) better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all men alike are sinners, whether YAOH┌-dim (Jews) or Gentiles.

As the Scriptures declare, 'No one is upright - no one in all the world is innocent.'

No one has ever really followed Y┴OHU UL's paths, or even truly wanted to. Every one has deviated away; all have gone wrong. No one anywhere has kept on doing what is right; not one.

Their talk is foul and filthy like the malodor from an open grave. Their tongues are loaded with lies. Everything they say has in it the bite and poison of deadly snakes.

Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. They are quick to kill, hating anyone who disagrees with them.

Wherever they go they leave misery and trouble behind them, and they have never known what it is to feel secure or be glad with Y┴OHU UL's blessing. They care nothing about Y┴OHU UL nor what He thinks of them.

So the judgment of Y┴OHU UL speaks to those under the law; not one of them has any excuse; in fact, all the world remains hushed as well as guilty before the Almighty Y┴OHU UL.

Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight by doing what the law commands! For the more we know of Y┴OHU UL's laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren't obeying them; His laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners!

But now Y┴OHU UL has shown us a different way to heaven - not by 'being upright enough' and trying to keep His laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago.)

Now Y┴OHU UL says He will accept and acquit us - declare us 'not guilty' - if we trust YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) to take away our sins.

And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah), no matter who we are or what we have been like.

Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of Y┴OHU UL's glorious ideal; yet now Y┴OHU UL declares us 'not guilty' of offending Him if we trust fully in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who in His kindness freely takes away our sins.

For Y┴OHU UL sent YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to take the punishment for our sins and to end all Y┴OHU UL's anger against us. He used the 'DAM' (blood) of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and our faith as the means of saving us from His wrath.

In this way He was being entirely fair, even though He did not punish those who sinned in former times. For He was looking forward to the time when ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) would come and take away those sins.

And now in these days also He can receive sinners in this same way, because YAOH┌SHUA took away their sins.

But isn't this unfair for Y┴OHU UL to let criminals go free, and say that they are innocent?

No, for He does it on the basis of their reliance upon YAOH┌SHUA Who took away their sins.

Then what can we boast about doing, to earn our salvation?

Nothing at all! Why? Because our acquittal is not grounded on our noble deeds; it is based upon what ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y has carried out and our faith in Him.

So it is that we are saved by faith in ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and not by the upright things we do.

And does Y┴OHU UL save only the YAOH┌-dim (Jews) in this way?

No, the Gentiles, too, may come to Him in this same manner.

Y┴OHU UL treats us all the same; all, whether YAOH┌-dim (Jews) or Gentiles, are acquitted if they have faith.

Well then, if we are saved by faith, does this mean that we no longer need obey Y┴OHU UL's laws?

Just the opposite!

In fact, only when we trust YAOH┌SHUA can we truly obey Him. Romans 3, Holy Scriptures (Yaoh˙shua Version)

Anecdote For Today - Atonement Passages in the Scriptures....

In the New Testament there are 290 references to the love of Y┴OHU UL, 290 times when Y┴OHU UL had declared His love for man.

But in the same chapters and the same verses there are more than 1,300 references to the atonement, 1,300 assurances that salvation can be had through the 'DAM' (blood) of the Savior YAOH┌SHUA!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Since you mentioned that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y already did exist even before His incarnation or coming in the flesh, what then were His activities prior to His being born in a human form?

A.

The Old Covenant portion of the Holy Scriptures contains specific references to the activities of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) before His incarnation or coming in the flesh, as a Man.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was actively involved in the creation of the universe. He was the principal Agent of Y┴OHU UL in creating everything that exists. Nothing exists that He did not create.

All that exists were created for Him, that is the primary purpose of creation, which means that everything was created with the purpose of achieving His goals in and through creation.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA now is continually supporting and preserving the current condition of the whole universe thus proving His perpetual presence, power and eternality.

Another title ascribed to the pre-incarnate Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was that of being the Angel of Y┴OHU UL. Why? Because His real Sh˙am (Name) has not yet been revealed that time.

In the Old Covenant portion of the Holy Scriptures, the Angel of Y┴OHU UL speaks as being the Creator Eternal, He identifies Himself with Y┴OHU UL and He claims to exercise the prerogatives of Y┴OHU UL.

Yet He is differentiated from Y┴OHU UL Himself in some respects.

The Angel of Y┴OHU UL is one Member of the triune Eternal Creator, and this title was never again used to refer to Him after Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came in the flesh (incarnation) as narrated in the New Covenant portion of the Holy Scriptures.

Old Covenant accounts of the departure of the Yaoshor˙lÝtes (Israelites) from Egypt mentions that the Angel of Y┴OHU UL was with them at that time (Exodus 14:19), and in the New Covenant, it mentions that the Rock that accompanied them was Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y - (1 Cor. 10:4).

Being the Angel of Y┴OHU UL, His activities were:

1.

He was Y┴OHU UL's spokesman and His representative in relaying messages to different kinds of people. (Genesis 16:7-14; 22:11-18; 31:11-13)

2.

He guided and safeguarded Yaoshor˙l (Israel). (Exodus 14:19; 23:20; 2 Kings 19:35)

3.

He was Y┴OHU UL's Agent in chastising the people of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) when Y┴OHU UL plagued them with pestilence - (1 Chronicles 21:1-27)

4.

He refreshed Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) - (1 Kings 19:5-7)

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'I don't want you to forget, dear brethren, what happened to our forefathers in the wilderness long ago.

Y┴OHU UL guided all of them by means of a cloud that moved along ahead of them, and He brought them all safely through the waters of the sea on to dry ground.

As followers of Mehush˙a, they were all baptized in the cloud and the sea. And all of them ate the same miraculous food, and all of them drank the same miraculous water.

For they all drank from the miraculous Rock that traveled with them, and that rock was ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

Yet after all this, Y┴OHU UL was not pleased with most of them, and He slew them in the wilderness.

These events happened like a warning to us, in order that we would not crave for evil things as they did or worship idols as some of them did.

For the Scriptures say, 'The people celebrated with feasts and drinking, and they indulged themselves in pagan revelry.'

And we must not engage in sexual immorality as some of them did, causing 23,000 of them to die in one day. Nor should we put ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y to the test, as some of them did and then died from snakebites.

And don't grumble nor complain, as some of them did, for that is why Y┴OHU UL sent His angel of death to ruin them.

All these events happened to them as examples for us.

They were written down to warn us, who live at the time when this age is drawing to a close.'

- 1 Corinthians 10:1-11, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?

Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of His hands?

Who has wrapped up the waters in His cloak?

Who has established all the ends of the earth?

What is His Name, and the Name of His Son?

Tell me if you know!

Maush'lßy (Proverbs) 30:4, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - The Rock Didn't Move....

A sailor in a shipwreck was hurled upon a rock where he clung in terrible danger until the tide went down.

Later a friend asked him, 'Jim, didn't you tremble with fear when you were hanging on that rock?'

'Yes, but the rock didn't!' was the meaningful reply.

YAOH┌SHUA is the Rock of Ages.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What do you really mean by that term 'incarnation'?

A.

Although the exact word does not appear in the English Scriptures, yet its parts are, namely 'in' and 'the flesh' when the evangelist Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) the Evangelist declared that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came 'in the flesh' and that the Word 'became flesh' (incarnation).

This means that the Second Person of the Triune Eternal Creator-Head became Man and came in a human form, in the likeness of sinful flesh yet He is pure and unblemished by any taint of sin whatsoever.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not possess human form until He was physically born on this earth by means of His supernatural virgin birth.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has to take the form of a Man in order that He might die for the whole of mankind and redeem it from the bondage and penalties of sin.

The prophet Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) predicted that the Messiah would be both Eternal and yet Man also, the infinite and omnipotent Creator in Human form.

'For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. And the government will rest upon His shoulders. And these will be His royal titles:

Wonderful Counselor,
UL Gabbˇr (The Mighty UL),
The source of Eternal Life,
Prince of Peace.' - Yaoshua-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 9:6

The fact that He was to be born revealed His humanity, while the title 'UL Gabbˇr' revealed His perpetuity or eternality for the title 'UL Gabbˇr' was generally used for the Eternal Creator-Head, and it specifically means 'The Eternal Creator Who Is A Valiant Warrior.'

The term 'Immanu-UL' also connotes the fact that the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself the Eternal would come and did come in the flesh and would dwell on earth with humans like us.

'All right then, Y┴OHU UL Himself will designate the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a Child! She will give birth to a Son and will call Him 'Immanu-UL' meaning 'The Eternal UL Creator is living with us.'' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 7:14

This means that the very presence of the virgin-born Child would bring Y┴OHU UL to His people.

'In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with Y┴OHU UL, and the Word was Himself the Eternal 'UL' (Omnipotent Creator).

He was with Y┴OHU UL from the beginning. He created everything there is and nothing exists that He didn't make.

Eternal life is in Him, and this life gives light to all mankind.

His life is the light that shines through the darkness - and the darkness can never overshadow it.

But although He made the world, the world didn't recognize Him when He came. Even in His own land and among His own people, the YAOH┌-dim (Jews), He was not accepted.

Only a few would welcome and receive Him.

But to all who received Him, to all who believed in His Sh˙am (Name), He gave the privilege to become the children of Y┴OHU UL.

All they needed to do was to trust Him to save them.

All who believe this are reborn! - not a physical rebirth out of human passion or plan - but from the will of Y┴OHU UL.

And hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y became a Human Being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen His glory - the glory of the only Son of the heavenly Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father)!

Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 1:1-5:10-14, Holy Scriptures

INCARNATION - - - > In the flesh

The Eternal Creator YAOH┌SHUA being born as a Man!

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'Y┴OHU-saf, son of Dßoud,' the angel said, 'don't doubt to take Maoro-Úm as your wife! For the Child within her has been conceived by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.' And she will have a Son, and you shall call His Name:

Y A O H ┌ S H U A

(meaning: Y┴OHU's power to save), for He will save His people from their sins. This will fulfill Y┴OHU UL's message through His prophets -

'Hearken! The virgin shall conceive a Child! She shall give birth to a Son, and He shall be called 'Immanu-UL' (meaning 'The Eternal UL Creator is with us').''

- Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 1:20-23, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit). You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from Y┴OHU UL. For there are many false prophets in the world.

This is the way to find out if they have the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' -

If a prophet acknowledges that YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y became a human being, that person has the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

If a prophet does not acknowledge YAOH┌SHUA, that person is not from Y┴OHU UL. Such a person has the spirit of the anti-Messiah.

You have heard that he is going to come into the world, and he is already here.

But you belong to Y┴OHU UL, my dear children. You have already won your fight with these false prophets, because the 'R┌KHA' Who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.

These people belong to this world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, and the world hearkens to them.

But we belong to Y┴OHU UL; that is why those who know Y┴OHU UL hearken to us.

If they do not belong to Y┴OHU UL, they won't hearken to us.

That is how we know if someone has the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of Truth or the spirit of deception.

1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 4:1-6, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Loving Y┴OHU UL's Son....

A splendid book of anecdotes tells the tale of a rich man who died and left no heirs. When his household assets being were auctioned off, an elderly lady wearing shabby garments was the only one to bid on the portrait painting of the dead man's son.

It had been greatly cherished by the wealthy father because his only child had died at an early age. But the crowd that had gathered for the sale showed no interest in it.

When the woman who bought the portrait was asked why she wanted it, she said she had been the boy's nurse many years before, and had loved him dearly.

Later she examined the portrait closely and noticed a bulge in the heavy paper on the back. Making a small cut, she removed an envelope which turned out to be the man's missing will.

The document very clearly indicated that he wanted to leave all his property to the person who held dear the memory of his beloved son. Which means, the woman who bought the portrait inherits all!

Whoever takes the son takes everything else!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What were the purposes of the incarnation or coming in the flesh of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA? What is its relevance to me?

A.

The Holy Scriptures provide several reasons on the relevance of the incarnation to us:

1.

To Reveal Y┴OHU UL the Creator to Us -

Though Y┴OHU UL uses the wonders of His creation to reveal His nature and power to us in a general way, yet only the incarnation revealed His real essence and personality to us in a humanly comprehensible way.

The best way to know about Y┴OHU UL the Father is to get to know His Son, YAOH┌SHUA, and we can learn about Him by reading about His life as recorded in the Holy Writ.

To know the Son, YAOH┌SHUA, is to get to know the Father, Y┴OHU AB┌, in heaven.

To see Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is to actually see the Creator Eternal in a human form.

2.

To Provide an Example for Us to Emulate -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA faced all kinds of challenges in His life and He responded to each in the proper way as Y┴OHU UL would want us to do likewise.

Because He lived as a Man here on earth, His life now serves as example for us to follow when faced with the same predicaments.

Not only did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA provide us the example but He now also empowers us to live our lives in accordance with the pattern He exemplified.

3.

To Provide a Valid Sacrifice for Our Sins -

If Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not come in the flesh, mankind would have no Savior until now. All would still be hopeless.

The soul that sins must die. Every sin requires death as payment. So Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has to come in the flesh so He could die and offer His 'DAM' (blood) as payment for our sins.

His 'DAM' (blood) must be of the pure, holy kind, and this requires that He be the Holy Eternal also.

Only the UL-Man YAOH┌SHUA has the qualifications that meet both requirements of our redemption.

To be continued....

Scriptural Basis -

Then He (YAOH┌SHUA) was filled with ecstasy of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' and said, 'I praise You, O Y┴OHU AB┌, the Supreme Ruler of all heaven and earth, for hiding these matters from the intellectuals and worldly wise and for revealing them to those who have faith as little children.

Yes, hodayßo (thanks) AB┌, for that is the way You wanted it. I am the Agent of Y┴OHU AB┌ (My Father) in everything; and no one really knows ha-BËR (the Son) except Y┴OHU AB┌, and no one really knows Y┴OHU AB┌ except ha-BËR and those to whom ha-BËR decides to reveal Him.'

Then, turning to the twelve disciples, He said quietly, 'How privileged you are to see what you have seen. Many a prophet and king of old has longed for these days, to see and hear what you have seen and heard!'

Luke 10:21-24, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'I am the Way - yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to Y┴OHU AB┌ except by means of Me.

If you had known Who I am, then you would have known Who My Y┴OHU AB┌ is. From now on you know Him - and have seen Him!'

Philip said, 'Maˇr (Sir), show us Y┴OHU AB┌ and we will be satisfied.'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Don't you even yet know Who I am, Philip, even after all this time I have been with you? Anyone who has seen Me has seen Y┴OHU AB┌!

Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:6-9a, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

I, Wisdom, live together with sound judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment. All who reverentially fear Y┴OHU UlhÝm will hate evil.

That is why I hate pride, arrogance, corruption and perverted speech.

Sound advice and success belong to me. Insight as well as enduring toughness are mine.

Because of me, kings reign, and rulers make just laws. Rulers lead with my help, and nobles make correct judgments.

I love all who love me. Those who search for me will surely find me.

Unlimited riches, honor, wealth and justice are mine to give out.

My gifts are better than the purest gold, my wages better than valuable silver!

I walk in uprightness, in the paths of justice.

Those who love me inherit wealth, for I fill their treasuries.

Maush'lßy (Proverbs) 8:12-21, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Unspoken Thievery....

Stealing other people's time is as wicked as robbing him of his money or property.

When you promise to meet someone at a specific time and then you don't come on time, making him wait for you, you are in fact stealing time from him.

And what's worse, stolen money or property may be returned but stolen time could never be given back!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What were the purposes of the incarnation or coming in the flesh of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA? What is its relevance to me?

A.

The Holy Scriptures provide several reasons on the relevance of the incarnation to us:

Continuation....

4.

To Fulfill Y┴OHU UL's Covenant With King Dßoud -

Y┴OHU UL made a Covenant of promise with king Dßoud which stipulated that the Messiah born of his progeny would reign on the royal throne, and only Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who came in the flesh can physically sit upon and rule from that royal throne.

Y┴OHU UL furthermore stipulated that the King Messiah would sit upon His royal throne forever which implies that He would live on eternally, and only Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has these unique qualifications after coming in the flesh to become the eternal UL-Man.

5.

To Obliterate the Works of the Adversary, ha-Satßn -

The enemy's doom actually became assured upon the coming in the flesh of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA (incarnation) because he has to be defeated in the realm of his dominion and operation.

Since Adam surrendered his Y┴OHU UL-given authority as federal head of this earth to ha-satßn, he became the God of this world system.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA came to undo and rectify the mistakes committed by Adam in his disobedience and rebellion against Y┴OHU UL in the garden.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA had to come in the flesh in order to redeem mankind from the dominion and control of ha-satßn, in the realm and areas of his operation.

'When people keep on committing sins, it reveals that they really belong to ha-satßn, who has been continually committing sins from the very beginning. But the Son of Y┴OHU UL came to obliterate these works of ha-satßn.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:8

6.

To Become Our Qualified Merciful High Priest -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA confronted all kinds of temptations and tests that are common to mankind and yet He committed no sin; He overcame them all.

Having triumphed over them, and having lived actually as a Man on earth, He can very well sympathize with us in our predicaments every time we come to Him as the High Priest of our confession.

So every time we honestly and openly relate our sins and shortcomings unto Him, being our High Priest, we can be very sure that He can very well comprehend what we have to endure and He readily shows us His mercy in forgiving us and in fortifying us to overcome and triumph as well, like He did.

'This High Priest of ours comprehends our weaknesses, for He confronted all of the same temptations we do, yet He did not sin.' - Hebrews 4:15, Holy Scriptures

7.

To Become the Just, Fair Judge of All -

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA had to become a Man in His incarnation in order that He can function as a just Judge. He can overrule complaints, objections, alibis, charges and excuses which people may try to make on Judgment Day.

No man could offer valid excuses to justify their sins, disobedience and transgressions because Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA faced the same predicaments yet without committing a single fault. He showed us the way, the ideal and the correct example to emulate.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA also had to be the Eternal UL in order that His judgments would always be true, correct, right and just.

And actually, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA will be the ultimate Judge of everyone for all judgment has been delegated unto Him by Y┴OHU AB┌, the Father in heaven.

Therefore we now clearly comprehend that the incarnation or the coming in the flesh of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is very relevant and important in our knowing our Eternal Creator Y┴OHU UL, and learning about Him, as well as for our own salvation, our daily living, and in our eternal future.

The incarnation of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is one of the grandest significant moments in the chronology of this universe!

Scriptural Basis -

'For unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given. And the government will rest upon His shoulders.

These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, UL Gabˇr (The Valiant UL), the Source of Eternal Life, the Prince of Peace.

His ever expanding, peaceful government will never end. He will rule forever with fairness and justice from the throne of His forefather Dßoud.

The passionate commitment of Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (The Commander of Heaven's Armies) will guarantee this!

Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 9:6-7

'In that day the heir to Dßoud's royal throne will be a Banner of Salvation to all the world.

The nations will rally to Him, for the land where He lives will be a glorious place.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 11:10

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'There is no judgment awaiting those who trust Him (YAOH┌SHUA). But those who do not trust Him have already been judged for not believing in the Sh˙am (Name) of the only Son of Y┴OHU UL.

Their judgment is based upon this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their activities were evil.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:18-19

'And Y┴OHU AB┌, the Father, leaves all judgment to His Son.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:22

'And they will rise again. Those who have done right will rise to life eternal, and those who have continued in evil will rise to judgment. But I do nothing without first referring to Y┴OHU AB┌. I judge as I am told. And My judgment is absolutely just, because it is in agreement with the will of Y┴OHU UL Who sent Me; it is not merely My own.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:29-30

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Young man, it's amazing to be young! Enjoy every minute of it! Do everything you want to do; take it all in! But remember that you must give an account to Y┴OHU UL for everything you do.'

- Qeholˇth (Ecclesiastes) 11:9, Holy Scriptures

'Don't let the excitement of your youth cause you to forget your Eternal Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and no longer enjoy living.'

- Qeholˇth 12:1, Holy Scriptures

'Here is my final conclusion: Reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL and obey His commands, for this is the whole duty of every person.

For Y┴OHU UL will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether upright or bad.

Qeholˇth (The Preacher) 12:13-14, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Faith And Doubt....

Doubt sees the obstacles,
      Faith sees the way!

Doubt sees the darkest night,
      Faith sees the bright of day!

Doubt dreads to take a step.
      Faith soars on high!

Doubt asks, 'Who believes?'
      Faith answers, 'I!'

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

May you please graphically summarize for me the overall work and functions of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in the offices and duties which He solely occupies?

A.

Okay, here is the graphical summary, for your learning -

TitleAs ManAs The EternalScriptures
SaviorTo die in behalf
of sinful mankind.
To use His 'DAM'
as sacrifice for
sins of mankind.
Romans 1:3-4
High PriestTo represent man
as substitute in
giving up His life
as payment for sin.
To represent His
people before
Y┴OHU UL.
Heb. 4:14-16
JudgeTo judge each person
as a peer having
Himself lived as
a Man on earth.
To render His
verdicts and
judgments fairly
and correctly.
Y┴OHU-khßnam
(John) 5:22
Author and
Finisher of
Our Faith
To be the perfect
example in our
daily life.
To give us help
and power to live
according to His
perfect will.
1 Y┴OHU-khßnam
(John) 2:6

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'There is no judgment awaiting those who trust Him (YAOH┌SHUA). But those who do not trust Him have already been judged for not believing in the Sh˙am (Name) of the only Son of Y┴OHU UL.

Their judgment is based upon this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their activities were evil.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:18-19

'And Y┴OHU AB┌, the Father, leaves all judgment to His Son.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:22

'And they will rise again. Those who have done right will rise to life eternal, and those who have continued in evil will rise to judgment. But I do nothing without first referring to Y┴OHU AB┌. I judge as I am told. And My judgment is absolutely just, because it is in agreement with the will of Y┴OHU UL Who sent Me; it is not merely My own.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 5:29-30

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Trust fully in Y┴OHU UL with all your heart; do not depend on your own comprehension. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.

Do not be impressed with your own wisdom. On the contrary, reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality!

Honor Y┴OHU UL with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land yields. Then He will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine.

Maush'lÚi (Proverbs) 3:5-10, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - We Already Died

When James Calvert went out to cannibal Fiji with the Glorious Message, the captain of the ship in which he traveled sought to dissuade him.

'You will risk your life and all those with you if you go among such savages,' he said.

Calvert's magnificent reply was, 'We died before we came here.'

And yet he would have been the last to talk about a sacrifice; it was not a life of sacrifice, but of real pleasure in serving the Savior Who died to pay for the sin of all mankind!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What is the significance of the resurrection or coming back to life again of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y?

A.

The resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA or His coming back to life again after His death is vital in the following contexts:

1.

Every prediction of a prophet must come true and since Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA claims to be one, then His prediction about His coming back to life again after His death must be true, it must occur.

If Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not come back to life again, it implies that He was a liar and that everything else that He claimed to be or declared are subject to doubt and unbelief.

But even the angels inside the tomb declared to the disciples that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Himself predicted His coming back to life again. And it had happened.

'Then the angel spoke to the women. 'Don't be afraid!' he said. 'I know you are looking for YAOH┌SHUA, Who was impaled. He is no longer here! He has been raised from the dead, just as He said would happen.

Come, see where His body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell His disciples He has been raised from the dead, and He is going ahead of you to Galilee.

You will see Him there. Remember, I have told you.''

Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 28:5-7, Holy Scriptures

To be continued....

Scriptural Basis -

Who has believed our message? To whom will Y┴OHU UL reveal His saving power?

My Servant grew up in Y┴OHU UL's presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and barren ground.

There was nothing beautiful or majestic about His appearance, nothing to attract us to Him. He was despised and rejected Ś a Man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief.

We turned our backs on Him and looked the other way when He went by. He was hated, but we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses He carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down.

And we thought His troubles were a punishment from Y┴OHU UL for His own sins!

But He was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed!

All of us have gone away like sheep. We have abandoned Y┴OHU UL's paths to follow our own.

Yet Y┴OHU UL laid on Him the guilt and sins of us all.

He was oppressed, was harshly treated, yet He never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And like a sheep is silent before the shearers, He did not open his mouth.

From prison and trial they led Him away to His death.

But who among the people realized that He was actually dying for their sins Ś that He was suffering their punishment?

He had done no wrong, and He never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; He was put in a rich man's grave.

But it was Y┴OHU UL's noble plan to crush Him and fill Him with grief.

Yet when His life is made an offering for sin, He will have a multitude of children, many heirs!

He will delight in a perpetual life, and Y┴OHU UL's plan will prosper in His hands.

When He sees all that is perfected through His anguish, He will be satisfied.

And because of what He has experienced, my upright Servant will make it possible for many to be counted upright, for He will bear all their sins.

I will give Him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because He offered Himself to death.

He was counted among those who were sinners.

He bore the sins of many and pleaded for sinners.

Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 53, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

YAOH┌SHUA told her, 'I am the One Who raises the dead and gives them life again. Anyone who believes in Me, even though he dies like anyone else, shall live again. He is given eternal life for believing in Me and shall never perish...'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 11:25a, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Then I observed an angel come down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit and a heavy chain in his hand. He seized the dragon Ś that old serpent, the devil, ha-satßn Ś and bound him in chains for a thousand years.

The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut locked so ha-satßn could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished.

Afterward he would be released again for a little while.

Then I witnessed thrones, and the people who sat upon them had been given the authority to judge.

And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about YAOH┌SHUA, for proclaiming the word of Y┴OHU UL.

And I saw the souls of those who had not worshiped the beast, neither his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands.

They came to life again, and they reigned with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y for a thousand years. This is the first resurrection.

(The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.)

Blessed, happy and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of Y┴OHU UL and of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and will reign with Him a thousand years.'

Kanˇdgaluth (Revelation) 20:1-6, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - The Grieving Caterpillars....

Someone once pictured a crowd of grieving caterpillars carrying the corpse of a cocoon to its final burial place.

The poor, weary caterpillars, clad in black raiment, were weeping, and all the while the beautiful butterfly fluttered happily above the muck and mire of earth, forever freed from its earthly shell.

Needless to say, he had the average common funeral in mind and sought to convey the idea that when our saved loved ones pass away, it is foolish to remember only the cocoon and fix our attention on the remains, while forgetting the bright butterfly up above!

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What is the significance of the resurrection or coming back to life again of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y?

A.

The resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA or His coming back to life again after His death is vital in the following contexts:

Continuation....

2.

The death and resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA are of paramount importance in the Glorious Message.

The message that is being proclaimed throughout the world consist mainly of two vital aspects.

The first is the fact that the unique Savior sent by Y┴OHU UL to the earth for our redemption actually died and was buried.

His burial proved that He really died and not merely fainted to be revived at a later time, nor was He in a suspended animation, as some mystics would allege.

His actual death and burial were observed by several witnesses, including His disciples.

The second aspect deals with His coming back to life again after His death, that He rose again from the dead, He was resurrected.

The resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was attested to by the angel, and the empty tomb was seen by His disciples and He showed Himself alive on several occasions.

Thus, the Savior YAOH┌SHUA died to save mankind and He rose again from the dead for the justification of sinners.

Without His death and resurrection, there would be no Glorious Message to proclaim to the world.

All mankind would still be lost, doomed to eternal perdition, if there was no resurrection.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was sacrificed because of our offenses, and was raised up for our justification, that we might be reckoned just as if we haven't committed any sin!

The just for the unjust.

To be continued....

Scriptural Basis -

'Now let me remind you, dear brethren, of the Glorious Message I proclaimed to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is built solidly on this Glorious Message.

And it is this Glorious Message that saves you if you firmly believe it Ś unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.

I relayed on to you what was most important and what had also been relayed on to me Ś that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died for our sins, just like the Scriptures said.

He was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day, like the Scriptures said.

He was seen by Kßfos and then by the twelve emissaries.

After that, He was seen by more than five hundred of His followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now.

Then He was seen by Y┴OHU-caf and later by all the emissaries.

Last of all, I saw Him, too, long after the others, as though I had been born at the wrong time.'

1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

For we died and were buried with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y by baptism.

And just like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised from the dead by the glorious power of Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father), now we also may live new lives.

Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised as He was. Our old sinful selves were impaled with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y in order that sin might lose its power in our lives.

We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we were set free from the power of sin.

And since we died with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we know we will also share His new life.

We are sure of this because ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y rose from the dead, and He will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him.

He died once to defeat sin, and now He lives for the glory of Y┴OHU UL.

So you should reckon yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of Y┴OHU UL through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA!

- Romans 6:4-11, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - A Sub Named 'Resurgam'

In 1879 an experimental steam-driven submarine bearing the proud name, Resurgam ('I Shall Rise Again') was launched with much confidence and celebration.

During its trials, however, the submarine sank and never rose again.

'Resurgam' was merely an empty boast.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What is the significance of the resurrection or coming back to life again of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y?

A.

The resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA or His coming back to life again after His death is vital in the following contexts:

Continuation....

3.

The resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is important to us Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers) because it gives meaning and significance to our faith and spiritual living.

We proclaim Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to others as the resurrected Savior, Judge and King of all mankind. If He did not rise up from the dead, then our testimony to others would be based upon a lie.

If Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not rise up from the dead, then we believers in Him would be hopeless and all who died in Him are forever doomed and dead in the absolute sense of the word, without any hope of being resurrected anytime at all.

If there is no resurrection of the dead in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, then we believers would have no hope whatsoever and are the most miserable in this world, bereft of any future glory, but only absolute perdition and doom.

But this isn't so. Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was really raised up from the dead and now He lives on forever to always be our mighty Savior, Healer, Provider and Life Governor!

And because He lives, we have a glorious future up ahead.

Scriptural Basis -

'If there is no resurrection of the dead, then hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has not been raised up. And if hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has not been raised up from the dead, then your faith is useless, and you are still under condemnation for your sins.

In that case, all who have died believing in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y have perished!

And if we have hope in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y only for this life, we are the most miserable people in the world.

But the fact is that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has been raised from the dead. He has become the first of a great harvest of those who will be raised up back to life again.

So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another Man, ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, the first man.

But all who are related to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the other Man, will be given new life. But there is a proper order to this resurrection:

Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was raised first; but when hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y comes back, all His people will be raised up. After that the end will come, when He will turn the Kingdom over to Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father), having put down all enemies of every kind.

For hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y must reign until He humbles all His enemies beneath His feet.

And the final enemy to be defeated is death.'

- 1 Corinthians 15:13-26, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Men of Yaoshor˙l,' he said, 'and all others here who reverence Y┴OHU UL, let me begin my remarks with a bit of chronology.

Y┴OHU UL of this nation Yaoshor˙l selected our forefathers and honored them in Egypt by gloriously leading them out of their slavery.

And He nursed them through forty years of wandering around in the wilderness. Then He ruined seven nations in Canaan, and gave Yaoshor˙l their land as an inheritance.

Judges ruled for about 450 years, and were followed by Shamu-┌l the prophet.

Then the people begged for a king, and Y┴OHU UL gave them Sha˙l (son of Kish), a man of the tribe of Binyamin, who reigned for forty years. But Y┴OHU UL removed him and replaced him with Dßoud as king, a man about whom Y┴OHU UL said, 'Dßoud (son of Y┴OHU-shßi) is a man after My own heart, for he will obey Me.'

And it is one of king Dßoud's offsprings, YAOH┌SHUA, Who is Y┴OHU UL's promised Savior of Yaoshor˙l!

But before He came, Y┴OHU-khßnam the Immerser proclaimed the need for everyone in Yaoshor˙l to turn from sin to Y┴OHU UL.

As Y┴OHU-khßnam was completing his work he asked, 'Do you think I am 'hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (the Messiah)? No! But He is coming soon - and in comparison with Him, I am utterly worthless.'

Brethren - you sons of Abruhßm, and also all of you Gentiles here who reverence Y┴OHU UL - this salvation is for all of us!

The YAOH┌-dim in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) and their leaders fulfilled prophecy by killing YAOH┌SHUA; for they didn't recognize Him, nor realize that He is the One the prophets had written about, though they heard the prophets' words read every Shßbbos (sa-urday).

They found no just cause to execute Him, but asked Pilate to have Him killed anyway. When they had fulfilled all the prophecies about His death, He was taken from the tree and placed in a tomb.

But Y┴OHU UL brought Him back to life again! And He was seen many times during the next few days by the men who had accompanied Him to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym from Galilee - these men have continually testified to this in public witness.

And now Barnabas and I are here to bring you this Glorious Message - that Y┴OHU UL's promise to our forefathers has come true in our own time, in that Y┴OHU UL brought YAOH┌SHUA back to life again!

This is what the second Psalm is talking about when it says about YAOH┌SHUA, 'Today I have honored You as My Son.'

For Y┴OHU UL had promised to bring Him back to life again, no more to die. This is mentioned in the Scripture that says, 'I will do for You the wonderful thing I promised Dßoud.'

In another Psalm He explained more fully, saying, 'Y┴OHU UL will not let His Holy One decay.' This was not a reference to Dßoud, for after Dßoud had served his generation according to the will of Y┴OHU UL, he died and was buried, and his body decayed.

No, it was a reference to Another - Someone Y┴OHU UL brought back to life, Whose body was not touched at all by the ravages of death.

Brethren! Hearken to me! In this Man YAOH┌SHUA, there is forgiveness for your sins! Everyone who trusts in Him is freed from all guilt and declared upright, something the YAOH┌-dim law could never do.

Oh, be careful! Don't let the prophets' words apply to you.

For they said, 'Look and perish, you despisers of the truth, for I am doing something in your day - something that you won't believe when you hear it announced.''

- Acts 13:16-41, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Socrates Unsure Until Death....

Four hundred years before the birth of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, Socrates, the renowned Greek Philosopher, drank the poison hemlock and lay down to die.

'Shall we live again?' his friends asked.

The dying philosopher could only reply, 'I hope so, but no man can really know.'

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Q.

What other important transformation happened with the coming back to life again or resurrection of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA?

A.

All throughout time, it was only with the coming back to life again of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA that a new type of resurrection body appeared on earth.

Before that time, all kinds of resurrections involved a return to their former earthly physical bodies.

But the resurrection or glorified body of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the perpetual, eternal kind, never to die again and not subject to physical decay anymore.

Although it is a new and different type of body, yet the resurrected or glorified body of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has noticeable resemblance to its former form or appearance because the disciples recognized Him when He appeared back from the dead.

Furthermore, the wounds inflicted upon Him were still visible, He could eat physical food, though He does not need to in order to survive, He breathed on the disciples and His body had flesh and bones, proving that He was not merely a ghost.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in His resurrected or glorified body could get through walls and partitions without the need to open doors.

He could likewise appear or disappear whenever and wherever He wants to and He was no longer subject to hunger nor the need for sleep or rest.

The resurrection or glorified body which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA had upon His coming back alive from the dead will be the same kind of glorified body which we believers in Him will someday possess for our own.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA being the firstborn from the dead was the first to have this glorified body, and after Him, all believers in Him will someday have the same kind of bodies, too.

So upon our own resurrection, we will have new glorified bodies but they will be related to our old physical bodies because we would be recognizable to others, though in much more glorified form and appearance.

So when we wake up back from the dead, we will be like Him.

We will be as pure as He is, we will be without any blemish of sin, and we will be upright, noble and holy, eternally forever and ever, like our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

Scriptural Basis -

See how very much our heavenly Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father) loves us, for He allows us to be called His children - think of it - and we really are!

But since most people don't know Y┴OHU UL, naturally they don't comprehend that we are His children.

Yes, my dear friends, we already are His children, right now, and we can't even imagine what it is going to be like later on.

But we know this, that when He comes we will be like Him, as a result of seeing Him as He really is.

And everyone who really believes this will try to remain pure because ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) is pure.

But those who keep on committing sins are against Y┴OHU UL, for every sin is committed against the will of Y┴OHU UL.

And you know that He became a Man so that He could take away our sins, and that there is no sin in Him, no missing of Y┴OHU UL's will at any time in any way.

So if we keep close to Him, obedient to Him, we won't be committing sins also, but as for those who keep on committing sins, they should realize this: They sin because they have never really known Him or become His.

Oh, dear children, don't let anyone deceive you about this: if you are continually doing what is right, it is because you are upright, even as He is.

But if you keep on committing sins, it shows that you belong to ha-satßn, who since he first began to sin has been relentless at it.

But ha-BOR (the Son) of Y┴OHU UL came to obliterate the works of the wicked one.

The person who has been born into Y┴OHU UL's family does not make a practice of committing sins, because now Y┴OHU UL's life is in him; so he can't keep on committing sins, for this new life has been born into him and controls him - he has been spiritually reborn!

So now we can identify who is a child of Y┴OHU UL and who belongs to ha-satßn. Whoever is living a life of sin and doesn't love his brother shows that he is not in Y┴OHU UL's family, for the message to us from the beginning has been that we should love one another.

We are not to be like Cain, who belonged to ha-satßn and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing wrong and he knew very well that his brother's life was better than his.

So never be surprised, dear friends, if the world hates you.

If we love other Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA), it proves that we have been delivered from hell and given eternal life.

But a person who doesn't have love for others is headed for eternal death.

Anyone who hates his Yaoh˙shuahee (believing) brother is really a murderer at heart; and you know that no one wanting to murder really has life eternal within.

We know what real love is from the example of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) in dying for us. And so we also ought to lay down our lives for our Yaoh˙shuahim brethren.

But if someone who is supposed to be a Yaoh˙shuahee has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won't help him - how can Y┴OHU UL's love be within him?

Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really, truly love them, and show it by our actions!

Then we will know for sure, by our actions, that we are on Y┴OHU UL's side, and our consciences will be clear, even when we arise before ha-Molkhi˙l (the King).

But if we have bad consciences and feel that we have done wrong, ha-Molkhi˙l will surely feel it even more, for He knows everything we do.

But, dearly-loved friends, if our consciences are clear, we can come to ha-Molkhi˙l with perfect assurance and trust - receiving whatever we ask for because we are obeying Him and doing those activities that please Him.

And this is what Y┴OHU UL says we must do: Believe on the Sh˙am (Name) of His Son YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah), and love one another.

Those who do what Y┴OHU UL says - they are living with Y┴OHU UL and He with them.

We know this is the truth because the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) He has given us tells us so. First Letter of Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) Chapter 3, (Yaoh˙shua Version)

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'For ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y has gone into heaven itself to appear now before Y┴OHU UL as our Advocate. He did not go into the earthly place of worship, for that was merely a copy of the real Temple in heaven.

Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, like the earthly high priest who enters the Most Holy Place year after year to offer the blood of an animal.

If that had been necessary, He would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But no! He came once for all time, at the end of the age, to remove the power of sin forever by His sacrificial death for us.

And just as it is predetermined that each person dies only once and after that comes judgment, so also ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y died only once as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people.

He will come again but not to deal with our sins again.

This time, He will bring salvation to all those who are eagerly waiting for Him.'

- Hebrews 9:24-28, Holy Scriptures

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I am pleading for Your help, O Y┴OHU UlhÝm; for I have been honest, I have done what is right, and You must hearken to my earnest cry!

Publicly acquit me, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, for You are always just.

You have examined me and seen that I am all right. You have come even in the night and found nothing wrong and know that I have told the truth.

I have followed Your commands and have not gone along with cruel and evil men. My feet have not slipped from Your paths.

Why am I praying like this? Because I know You will answer me, O Y┴OHU UlhÝm! Yes, please hearken as I pray. Show me Your ardent love in amazing ways, O Savior of all those seeking Your help against their foes.

Protect me as You would the pupil of Your eye; please hide me in the shadow of Your wings as You hover over me.

My enemies encircle me with murder in their eyes. They are pitiless and arrogant. Hear their boasts. They close in upon me and are ready to throw me to the ground.

They are like lions eager to tear me apart, like young lions lurking and waiting for their chance.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm, arise and fight against them. Push them back!

Please come and save me from these people of the world whose only concern is earthly profit - these guys whom You have filled with Your treasures and that's why their children and grandchildren are rich and prosperous.

But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing You and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see You face to face. TehillÝm (Psalms) 17, Holy Scriptures (Yaoh˙shua Version)

Anecdote For Today - The 11,111 Heads....

According to one medical missionary to the Ryuku islands of Japan, a huge grave has been discovered on the island of Amakusa, where a marker reads that the heads of 11,111 believers are buried there.

The date of the grave is 1637, in which year the Japanese government ordered all Bible believers to be executed, and the inscription above this grave reads that 11,111 believers were killed, and that their bodies were buried separately.

The purpose in this was that the missionaries who had brought the Glorious Message to Japan had proclaimed the resurrection of the body, and the Japanese rulers supposed that by separating the heads from the rest of the bodies in burial, there could be no possibility of the believers coming forth back from their graves!

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Q.

Are there some other significant effects of the coming back to life again or resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA?

A.

As we have mentioned before, the resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA proved Him to be a true Prophet from the Most High Y┴OHU UL, because it validated His earlier claims in regard to His coming back to life again on the third day.

The emissary Simon Kßfos highly emphasized this to the crowd during his Shav˙os (Pentecost) proclamation, that Y┴OHU UL has proclaimed YAOH┌SHUA to be the Savior and Messiah, the Ruler of everything!

If there had been no resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, then His work would have terminated at His impalement and burial, nothing more.

But because He came back to life again, and ascended into heaven, He could then continue with His work up to the present, well up into the future and forever.

One of the ardent prayers and creeds of the earliest Yaoh˙shuahim (believers) was the phrase 'Maˇr-nah-otß' (Maranatha), which literally means 'Sir, please, now!'

This prayer or creed is possible because Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was resurrected from the dead, has gone up to heaven and is to come back again to rule as King of kings.

If Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not rise up back from the dead, this prayer could not have been made, no way for Him to come back and reign.

'Maˇr-nah-otß' clearly affirms that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is alive and is to come back again to rule and reign.

YAOH┌SHUA is alive and He reigns.

Scriptural Basis -

Seven weeks had gone by since the death and resurrection of YAOH┌SHUA, and the Day of Shav˙os (Feast of Weeks - Pentecost) had now arrived.

As the believers met together that day, unexpectedly there was a sound like the roaring of a mighty whirlwind from the skies over them and it filled the house where they were gathered.

Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on their heads. And everyone present was filled with the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of YAOH┌SHUA) and began speaking in languages they didn't know, for the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' gave them this empowerment.

Many upright YAOH┌-dim (Jews) were in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) that day for the religious celebrations, having arrived from many nations.

And when they heard the roaring in the sky above the house, crowds came running to see what it was all about, and were shocked to hear their own languages being spoken by the disciples.

'How can this be?' they exclaimed. 'For these men are all from Galilee, and yet we hear them speaking all the native languages of the lands where we were born!

Here we are - Parthians, Medes, Elamites, men from Mesopotamia, YAOH┌-dah, Cappadocia, Pontus, Ausia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt and the Cyrene language areas of Libya, guests from Rome - both YAOH┌-dim and YAOH┌-dim converts - Cretans and Arabians.

And we all hear these men telling in our own languages about the mighty miracles of Y┴OHU UL!'

They were up on their feet amazed as well as perplexed.

'What can this mean?' they asked one another.

But others in the crowd were mocking. 'They're drunk, that's all!' they said.

Then Kßfos (Peter) stepped forward with the eleven emissaries, and said loudly to the crowd, 'Hear me, all of you, guests and dwellers of Yaoh˙shua-olÚym alike! Some of you are saying these men are drunk! That isn't true! It's much too early for that!

People don't get drunk by nine in the morning! No!

What you see this morning was predicted hundreds of years ago by the prophet Yao-┌l (Joel) - 'In the last days,' Y┴OHU UL said, 'I will pour out My 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' upon all mankind, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams.

Yes, the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' shall come upon all My servants, men and women alike, and they shall prophesy. And I will cause unusual occurrences in the heavens and on the earth - blood and fire and clouds of smoke; the sun shall turn black and the moon blood-red before that awesome Day of Y┴OHU UL arrives.

Anyone who calls upon the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of Y┴OHU UL shall be saved!

O men of Yaoshor˙l, take heed! Y┴OHU UL publicly endorsed YAOH┌SHUA of Nazareth by doing great miracles through Him, as you well know.

But Y┴OHU UL, following His predetermined plan, let you use the Roman government to nail Him to the stake and murder Him.

Then Y┴OHU UL released Him from the horrors of death and brought Him back to life again, for death could not keep this Man within its grip.

King Dßoud quoted YAOH┌SHUA as saying:

'I know Y┴OHU UL is with Me. He is helping Me.
Y┴OHU UL's mighty power supports Me.

No wonder My heart is filled with gladness
And My tongue shouts His praises!

For I know all will be well with Me in death.

You will not leave My soul in sheˇl,
Or let the body of Your Holy Son decay.

You will give Me back My life,
And give Me much happiness in Your presence.'

Dear brethren, think! Dßoud wasn't referring to himself when he spoke these words I have quoted, for he died and was buried, and his tomb is still here among us.

But he was a prophet, and knew Y┴OHU UL had promised with an irrevocable oath that One of Dßoud's own offsprings would be 'hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (the Messiah) and sit upon Dßoud's royal throne.

Dßoud was looking far into the future and predicting the resurrection of 'ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y,' and saying that the soul of 'ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y' would not be left in sheˇl and His body would not decay.

He was speaking of YAOH┌SHUA, and we all are witnesses that YAOH┌SHUA rose from the dead.

And now He sits upon the throne of supreme honor in heaven, next to Y┴OHU UL. And just as promised, Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) gave Him the authority to send the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' - with the results you are seeing and hearing today.

No, Dßoud was not speaking of himself in these words of his I have quoted, for he never ascended into the skies. Moreover, he further said, 'Y┴OHU UL spoke to my Ëdmorul, the Messiah, and said to Him - Sit beside Me here in honor, until I bring Your enemies into complete subjection.'

Therefore I clearly say to everyone in Yaoshor˙l that Y┴OHU UL has made this YAOH┌SHUA you impaled to be ha-Molkhi˙l (the King) and 'hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y' (the Messiah)!'

These words of Kßfos moved them deeply, and they said to him and to the other emissaries, 'Brethren, what should we do?'

And Kßfos replied, 'Each one of you should turn from sin, return to Y┴OHU UL, and be immersed 'ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift, the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A.'

Because 'ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y' promised Him to each one of you who has been called by Y┴OHU UL our Creator, and to your children and even to those in far-away lands!'

Then Kßfos proclaimed a long powerful message, telling about YAOH┌SHUA and seriously urging all his hearers to save themselves from the evils of their nation.

And those who believed Kßfos were immersed - about 3,000 in all!

They participated with the other believers in regular attendance at the emissaries' teaching seminars and at the breaking of bread services and prayer meetings.

A deep sense of awe was on them all, and the emissaries did many miracles.

And all the believers met together continually and shared everything with one another, selling their properties and dividing with those in need.

They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for breaking of bread, and shared their meals with great gladness and gratefulness, praising Y┴OHU UL.

The whole city was favorable to them, and each day Y┴OHU UL added to them all who were being saved.

Acts 2, Holy Scriptures

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'And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampholders; and in the middle of the lampholders One like a Son of Man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded at His breast with a golden girdle.

And His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire; and His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.

And in His right hand He held seven cocavÝm (s-ars); and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun glowing in its fullness.

And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man.

And He laid His right hand upon me, saying, 'Do not be afraid; I am the First gam the Last, I'm the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of sheˇl.' - Khanˇdgalut (Revelation) 1:12-18

Anecdote For Today - Emperor's Limitation....

The emperor Theodosius having on a great occasion opened all the prisons and released his prisoners, is reported to have said: 'And now would to the Most High Creator I could open all the tombs and give life to the dead, too!'

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Q.

What were the proofs of the resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and to whom did He actually appear before He went back into heaven?

A.

It is easy to prove the actual resurrection of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA by the 'cause and effect' method, which goes:

1)

The disciples of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA who came to the tomb saw that it was already empty. There must be a cause to this obvious effect, and the most reasonable cause is that He had risen from the dead.

2)

The guards reported to the chief priests that the tomb was already empty, and they were ordered to spread the rumor around that His disciples secretly removed His body.

If that was what really happened, the guards would have been punished for allowing that to happen, but since they weren't, it proves that His corpse miraculously disappeared from the tomb, a result of His actual resurrection.

3)

What happened on the feast of Shav˙os (Day of Pentecost) was something unique and very remarkable. There have been previous celebrations of this scriptural feast for so long yet on that particular day after His resurrection, the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) came upon the disciples, mightily empowering them with the outworkings of His gifts.

This obvious effect was primarily caused by the fact that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has already risen back from the dead and so He was able to send the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' to empower His disciples, just as He previously predicted.

Others wrongly allege that the disciples came to the wrong tomb that's why they didn't find His body.

But the presence of the boulder that was rolled aside, the security guards and the angels who confirmed His resurrection convincingly prove that they indeed came to the right tomb, and that it was empty and that was because He had actually risen!

According to the Holy Scriptures, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA appeared to His disciples in the following sequence:

1.

To Maoro-Úm of Magdala together with the other Maoro-Úm's - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 20:11-18

2.

To Simon Kßfos in the afternoon - Luke 24:34

3.

To the disciples on the road to Emmaus at eventide - Luke 24:13-32

4.

To more disciples in the Upper Room but not including Thomas - Luke 24:36-43

5.

To the disciples in the Upper Room in the next following yom rishˇn (first day of the week) including Thomas - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 20:26-29

6.

To the seven disciples beside the sea of Galilee - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 21:1-24

7.

To the emissaries (apostles) and more than 500 other witnesses including Y┴OHU-caf His half-brother - 1 Corinthians 15:6-7

8.

To His disciples who were actual witnesses to His ascension up to heaven - Luke 24:44-53

Scriptural Basis -

'Now let me remind you, dear brethren, of the Glorious Message I proclaimed to you before. You welcomed it then and continue to do so now, for your faith is built on this Glorious Message.

And it is this Glorious Message that saves you if you firmly believe it Ś unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.

I relayed on to you what was most important and what had also been relayed on to me Ś that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died for our sins, just like the Scriptures said.

He was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said. He was seen by Kßfos and then by the twelve emissaries.

After that, He was seen by more than five hundred of His followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now.

Then He was seen by Y┴OHU-caf and later by all the emissaries.

Last of all, I saw Him, too, long after the others, as though I had been born at the wrong time.

For I am the least of all the emissaries, and I am not worthy to be called an emissary after the way I persecuted the Oholyßo (Congregation) of Y┴OHU UL.

- 1 Corinthians 15:1-9, Holy Scriptures

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But, oh, how few believe it! Who will hearken to it?

To whom will Y┴OHU UL reveal His saving power?

In Y┴OHU UL's eyes, He was like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and infertile ground.

But in our eyes there was no attractiveness at all, nothing to make us want Him.

We despised Him and rejected Him - a Man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief.

We turned our backs on Him and looked the other way when He passed by.

He was despised, yet we didn't care.

But it was our grief He bore, our sorrows that weighed Him down.

And we thought His troubles were a punishment from Y┴OHU UL for His own sins!

But He was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace; He was lashed - and we were healed!

We - every one of us - have meandered away like sheep!

We, who left Y┴OHU UL's paths to follow our own.

Yet Y┴OHU UL laid on Him the guilt and sins of every one of us!

He was oppressed; He was afflicted, yet He never said a word.

He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, so He remained silent before the very ones condemning Him.

From prison and trial they led Him away to His death.

But who among the people of that day realized it was their sins that He was really dying for - that He was suffering their own punishment?

He was buried like a criminal, but in a rich man's grave; but He had done no wrong, and had never spoken an evil word.

But it was Y┴OHU UL's plan to bruise Him and fill Him with grief.

However, when His soul has been made an offering for sin, then He shall have a multitude of children, many heirs!

He shall live again and Y┴OHU UL's program of government shall prosper in His hands.

And when He sees all that is accomplished by the anguish of His soul, He shall be satisfied; and because of what He has experienced, My upright Servant shall make many to be counted upright before Y┴OHU UL, for He shall bear their sins.

Therefore I will give Him the honors of One Who is mighty and great, because He has poured out His soul unto death.

He was reckoned as a sinner, and He bore the sins of many, and He pled with Y┴OHU UL for sinners.

- Yaoshua-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 53, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Origin Of The Dahlias

It is said that when members of the British parliament went into one of the ancient burial sites in the middle east, they were permitted to open one of the royal caskets, and they saw dried bulbous and tuberous roses beside the corpse.

They determined that the person had been encased perhaps three thousand years. And as soon as the air touched the corpse, the roses all crumbled to the finest dust except the seed of the rose, which was gathered and brought to England and planted in the garden of one of them.

And it shot up a stalk to bear a beautiful flower. The query was asked what it should be called. Nothing in the range of their botany was ever similar to it.

And the member of parliament said, 'We will name it for the Swedish botanist. We will call it Dahl.'

And this is the origin of the name of one of the species of dahlia.

Coming through three thousand years, it still lives!

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Q.

What do you mean by the 'ascension' of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA?

A.

The 'ascension' refers to the rising up into heaven by Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA after His resurrection from the dead.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA began to be lifted up as if supported by the 'shaokhanyßo' (shekinah) glory cloud of heaven, and it happened gradually, but it did not take long.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did not quickly disappear from among His disciples but He gradually, gently rose up to heaven.

This event occurred on the Bethany side of the Mount of Olives in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem).

As the disciples watched in amazement, surprisingly two angels appeared and promised that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA who had gone up to heaven will someday return again 'in the same way' - in the same place, with the 'shaokhanyßo' (shekinah) glory cloud of heaven.

Scriptural Basis -

Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) replied, 'Y┴OHU UL in heaven appoints each person's work. You yourselves know how plainly I told you that I am not hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

I am here to prepare the way for Him - that is all. The bride will go where the Bridegroom is. A Bridegroom's friend exults with Him.

I am the Bridegroom's friend, and I am filled with gladness at His success.

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. I am of the earth, and my comprehension is limited to the things of earth, but He has come from heaven.

He speaks of what He has observed and heard, but how few believe what He tells them!

Those who believe Him discover that Y┴OHU UL is true.

For He is sent by Y┴OHU UL. He speaks Y┴OHU UL's words, for the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) is upon Him without measure or limit.

Y┴OHU AB┌ loves His Son, and He has given Him authority over everything.

And all who believe in Y┴OHU UL's Son have eternal life.

Those who don't obey the Son will never experience eternal life, but the wrath of Y┴OHU UL remains upon them.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:27-36, Holy Scriptures

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'The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against YAOH┌SHUA so they could put Him to death, but they did not find any.

Many testified falsely against Him, but their allegations did not agree.

Then some rose up and gave this false testimony against Him: 'We heard Him say, 'I will ruin this man-made Temple and in three days will build another, not made by man!'

Yet even then their testimony did not tally. Then the high priest rose up before them and asked YAOH┌SHUA, 'Are You not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against You?'

But YAOH┌SHUA remained silent and gave no answer.

Again the high priest asked him, 'Are you hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Son of the Blessed Most High?'

'I am,' said YAOH┌SHUA. 'And you will see the Son of Man seated by the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'

- Mark 14:55-62, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Speaking Of Heaven....

A speaker once announced that he would be speaking the following weekend on 'Heaven.' During that week, a heart-warming letter was received from an old man who was very ill.

The following is part of his letter:

'This coming weekend you are to talk about Heaven. I am very eager to know more about that place, because I have held a clear title to a bit of property there for over fifty-five years.

I did not buy it. It was given to me without money and without price. But the Donor purchased it for me at a terrible sacrifice.

I am not holding it for speculation since the title is not transferable. It is not a vacant lot.

For more than fifty years I have been dispatching materials out of which the greatest Architect and Builder of the Universe has been building a home for me which will never need to be remodeled nor repaired because it will suit me perfectly, individually, and it will never grow old.

Termites can never undermine its foundations for they rest upon the Rock of Ages. Fire cannot consume it. Floods cannot wash it away.

No locks or bolts will ever be placed upon its doors, for no evil person can ever enter that land where my dwelling is, now almost completed and almost ready for me to enter in and abide in peace forever, without fear of being ejected.

There is a valley of deep shadow between the place where I live in California and that to which I shall journey in a very short time.

I cannot reach my home in that City of Gold without passing through this dark valley of shadows. But I am not afraid because the best Friend I ever had went through the same valley long, long ago and drove away all its gloom.

He has stuck by me through thick and thin, since we first became acquainted fifty-five years ago, and I hold His promise in printed form, never to forsake me or leave me alone.

He will be with me as I walk through the valley of shadows, and I shall not lose my way when He is with me.

I hope to hear your discourse on Heaven this weekend from my home in Los Angeles, California, but I have no assurance that I shall be able to do so.

My ticket to Heaven has no date marked for the journey - no return coupon - and no permit for baggage.

Yes, I am all ready to go and I may not be here while you are talking this weekend, but I shall meet you there some day.'

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Q.

Did Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA ascend to heaven before His final publicly-observed ascension, or putting it another way, how many times did He ascend to heaven after His resurrection?

A.

At first glance, some passages in the Scriptures may seem to infer that Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did several ascensions after His coming back from the dead and before His final public ascension.

Please ponder now upon these scriptural passages:

'Maoro-Úm was up on her feet outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in.

She saw two white-robed angels who sat by the head and foot of the place where the body of YAOH┌SHUA had been lying.

'Why are you crying?' the angels asked her.

'Because they have taken away my Molkhi˙l,' she replied, 'and I don't know where they have put Him.'

She glanced over her shoulder and saw Someone arisen behind her. It was YAOH┌SHUA, but she did not recognize Him.

'Why are you crying?' YAOH┌SHUA asked her. 'Who are you looking for?'

She thought He was the gardener.

'Maˇr (Sir),' she said, 'if you have taken Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and I will go and get Him.'

'Maoro-Úm!' YAOH┌SHUA said.

She looked toward Him and exclaimed, 'Ro-ebohÚe!'

'Don't cling to Me,' YAOH┌SHUA said, 'for I haven't yet ascended to Y┴OHU AB┌. But go find My brethren and tell them that I am to ascend to My Y┴OHU AB┌ and your Y┴OHU AB┌, My Y┴OHU UL and your Y┴OHU UL.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 20:11-17

His ascension to heaven had a future assured finality, that's correct, but not yet to occur at the time of His first meeting Maoro-Úm by the empty tomb.

What Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was actually saying in paraphrase form is this:

'Stop clinging to Me now. There is no need for this right now because I am not yet at the point of final ascension to heaven. You will still have the opportunity to see Me. However, there is no doubt that I will surely ascend to My Y┴OHU AB┌ at the proper time.'

Therefore Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA made only one final ascension to heaven, observed by His disciples, as He rose up into the glory cloud of heaven, as described in the first chapter of the book of Acts.

Although His public ascension may seem contrary to the laws of nature, yet one must bear in mind that the resurrection, glorified body Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA had when He came back from the dead is no longer subject to the laws of earthly nature.

Scriptural Basis -

'During the forty days after His impalement, He appeared to the emissaries from time to time, actually alive, and proved to them in many ways that it was really He Himself they were seeing.

And on these occasions He talked to them about the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.

In one of these encounters, He told them not to leave Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) until the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' had come upon them in fulfillment of the promise of Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father), a matter He had previously discussed with them.

'Y┴OHU-khßnam immersed you with water,' He reminded them, 'but you shall be immersed in the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' in just a few days.'

And another time when He appeared to them, they asked Him, 'Molkhi˙l (King, Ruler), are You going to free Yaoshor˙l (Israel) from Rome now and renew us as an independent nation?'

'Y┴OHU AB┌ (the Father) sets those dates,' He replied, 'and they are not for you to know. But when the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' has come upon you, you will receive power to testify about Me with great effect, to the people in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, throughout YAOH┌-dah (Judea), in Shuamor-Y┴OHU (Samaria), and to the ends of the earth, about My death and resurrection.

It was not long afterwards that He rose into the sky and disappeared into a cloud, leaving them gazing after Him.

As they were beaming their eyes for another glimpse, unexpectedly two white-robed men were arisen there among them, and said, 'Men of Galilee, why are you up here gazing at the sky? YAOH┌SHUA has gone away to heaven, and some day, just as He went, He will return!'

They were at the Mount of Olives when this happened, so now they walked the half mile back to Yaoh˙shua-olÚym and held a prayer meeting in an upper room of the house where they were at.'

- Acts 1:3-13, Holy Scriptures

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YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'The truth of the matter is that you want to be with Me because I fed you, not because you believe in Me.

But you should not be so concerned about perishable things like food. No, spend your energy seeking the eternal life that I, hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah), can give you.

For Y┴OHU AB┌ has sent Me for this very purpose.'

They replied, 'What should we do to satisfy Y┴OHU UL?'

YAOH┌SHUA told them, 'This is the will of Y┴OHU UL, that you believe in the One He has sent.'

They replied, 'You must show us more miracles if you want us to believe that You are the Messiah. Give us free bread every day, like our foreparents had while they journeyed through the wilderness! As the Scriptures say, 'Mehush˙a (Moses) gave them bread from heaven.''

YAOH┌SHUA said, 'Mehush˙a was not the one who gave it to them. My Y┴OHU AB┌ did. And now He offers you true Bread from heaven. The true Bread is a Person - the One sent by Y┴OHU UL from heaven, and He gives life to the world.'

'Maˇr (Sir),' they said, 'give us that bread every day of our lives!'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'I am the Bread of Life. No one coming to Me will ever be hungry again. Those believing in Me will never thirst.

But the trouble is, as I have told you before, you haven't believed even though you have seen Me. But some will come to Me - and I will never, never reject them.

For I have come here from heaven to do the will of Y┴OHU UL Who sent Me, not to have My own way.

And this is the will of Y┴OHU UL, that I should not lose even one of all those He has given Me, but that I should resurrect them to eternal life at the Last Day.

For it is My Y┴OHU AB┌'s will that everyone who sees His Son and believes on Him should have eternal life - that I should raise him at the Last Day.

Then the YAOH┌-dim (Jews) began to murmur against Him because He claimed to be the Bread from heaven.

'What?' they exclaimed. 'Why, He is merely YAOH┌SHUA, Son of Y┴OHU-sßf (Joseph), whose father and mother we are familiar with. What is this He is saying, that He came down from heaven?'

But YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Don't murmur among yourselves about My saying that. For no one can come to Me unless Y┴OHU AB┌ Who sent Me draws Him to Me, and at the Last Day, I will cause all such to rise again from the dead.

As it is inscribed in the Scriptures, 'They shall all be taught of Y┴OHU UL.' Those Y┴OHU AB┌ speaks to, who learn the truth from Him, will be attracted to Me.

(Not that anyone actually sees Y┴OHU AB┌, for only I have really seen Him.)

How truthfully I tell you this - anyone who believes in Me already has life eternal!

Yes, I am the Bread of Life! When your fathers in the wilderness ate bread from the skies, they all died. But the Bread from heaven gives life eternal to everyone who eats it.

I am the Living Bread that came down out of heaven. Anyone eating this Bread shall live forever, this Bread is My flesh given to redeem humanity.'

Then the YAOH┌-dim (Jews) began arguing with each one about what He meant. 'How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?' they asked.

So YAOH┌SHUA said it again, 'With all the integrity I have I tell you this: Unless you eat the flesh of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) and drink His 'DAM' (blood), you cannot have life eternal within you.

But anyone who does eat My flesh and drink My 'DAM' (blood) has life eternal, and I will raise him up at the Last Day.

For My flesh is the true food, and My 'DAM' (blood) is the true drink. Everyone who eats My flesh and drinks My 'DAM' is in Me, and I in him.

I live by the power of the living Y┴OHU AB┌ Who sent Me, and in the same way those who partake of Me shall live because of Me!

I am the true Bread from heaven; and anyone who eats this Bread shall live forever, and not die as your foreparents did - though they ate bread from heaven.'

(He proclaimed this message in the synagogue in Kefßr-NaokhÚm.)

Even His disciples said, 'This is very hard to comprehend. Who can tell what He means?'

YAOH┌SHUA knew within Himself that His disciples were complaining and said to them, 'Does this offend you? Then what will you think if you see Me, hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, return to heaven again?

Only the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) gives life eternal.

Those born only once, with physical birth, will never receive this gift. But now I have told you how to get true spiritual life.

But some of you don't believe Me.'

(For YAOH┌SHUA knew from the beginning who didn't believe and knew the one who would betray Him.)

And He remarked, 'That is what I meant when I said that no one can come to Me unless Y┴OHU AB┌ attracts him to Me.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 6:26-65, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Old Testament Ascension....

When Y┴OHU UL was about to take Uli-Y┴OHU up to heaven in a whirlwind, Uli-Y┴OHU and Ulish˙a were traveling from Gilgal.

And Uli-Y┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'Remain here, for Y┴OHU UL has told me to go to Bayit-Ul.'

But Ulish˙a replied, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you!'

They therefore went on together to Bayit-Ul. The group of prophets from Bayit-Ul came to Ulish˙a and asked him, 'Did you know that Y┴OHU UL is going to take your chief away from you today?'

'Quiet!' Ulish˙a answered. 'Of course I know it.'

Then Uli-Y┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'Remain here, for Y┴OHU UL has told me to go to Yericho.'

But Ulish˙a replied again, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.'

They therefore went on together to Yericho. Then the group of prophets from Yericho came to Ulish˙a and asked him, 'Did you know that Y┴OHU UL is going to take your chief away from you today?'

'Quiet!' he answered again. 'Of course I know it.'

Then Uli-Y┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'Remain here, for Y┴OHU UL has told me to go to the Yardayßn River.'

But again Ulish˙a replied, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.'

They therefore went on together. Fifty men from the group of prophets also went and watched afar-off as Uli-Y┴OHU and Ulish˙a stopped beside the Yardayßn River.

Then Uli-Y┴OHU folded his cloak together and hit the water with it. The river divided, and the two of them went through on dry ground!

When they came to the other side, Uli-Y┴OHU said to Ulish˙a, 'What can I do for you before I am taken away?'

And Ulish˙a replied, 'Please let me become your rightful heir.'

'You have asked a difficult thing,' Uli-Y┴OHU replied. 'If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won't.'

While they were walking along and talking, surprisingly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire.

It drove between them, separating them, and Uli-Y┴OHU was carried by a whirlwind into heaven!

Ulish˙a saw it and cried out, 'My father! My father! The chariots and charioteers of Yaoshor˙l!'

And as they disappeared from sight, Ulish˙a tore his robe in two.

He hit the water with the cloak and cried out, 'Where is Y┴OHU UL, the Eternal Creator of Uli-Y┴OHU?'

Then the river divided, and Ulish˙a went through!

When the group of prophets from Yericho saw what happened, they exclaimed, 'Ulish˙a has become Uli-Y┴OHU's heir!'

And they went to meet him and bowed down before him.

- 2 Kings 2:1-15, Holy Scriptures

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Q.

What is the overall significance of the ascension of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA back to heaven?

A.

The going back up into heaven of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA marked the end of His earthly humiliation and suffering, and the beginning of His unique entry into His exalted condition.

During the forty days between His resurrection and His ascension, He did not yet possess His full exalted condition, as for example the limitation in showing His full glory.

When Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, the disciples were not surprised in regard to His appearance even with His resurrection body, though some were surprised that He has arisen from the dead.

Later on however, when Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA made His post-ascension appearances to Stephen in the book of Acts and to Y┴OHU-khßnam in the book of Revelation, it is noticeable that His glory has become more royal, most grand and magnificent.

Why? Because Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was already in His full exalted condition during those post-ascension visions.

Because the ascension has taken place, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA could then begin His other post-ascension functions and activities in behalf of His Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers) and for the benefit of all mankind.

Scriptural Basis -

Without doubt, this is the great enigma of our faith:

Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y appeared in the flesh
      and was shown to be upright by the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).

He was seen by angels
      and was proclaimed to the nations.

He was believed on in the world
      and was taken up into heaven!

- 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:16, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'The Son reflects Y┴OHU UL's own glory, and everything about Him represents Y┴OHU UL exactly. He maintains the universe by the mighty power of His command. After He died to cleanse us from the blemish of sin, He sat upon the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic Y┴OHU UL of heaven.' - Hebrews 1:3

'He is the kind of High Priest we need because He is holy and blameless, unblemished by sin. He has now been set apart from sinners, and He has been given the highest place of honor in heaven.' - Hebrews 7:26, Holy Scriptures

'Here is the main point: Our High Priest sat upon the place of highest honor in heaven, at Y┴OHU UL's right hand.' - Hebrews 8:1

'So ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y has now become the High Priest over all the noble things that have come. He has come into that great, perfect shrine in heaven, not made by human hands and not part of this created world.' - Hebrews 9:11, Holy Scriptures

'Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see Him Ś even those who pierced Him. And all the nations of the earth will weep because of Him. Yes! Am-now!'

- Kanˇdgaluth (Revelation) 1:7, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - A Better Likeness Soon

A scripture scholar received one day a copy of Andrew Bonarĺs Commentary on Leviticus. It so blessed him that he returned it, saying, 'Mr. Bonar, please place herein your autograph and your photograph.'

The book was returned to him with the following note from Mr. Bonar:

'Dear friend, here is the book with my autograph and with my photograph. If you had been willing to wait a longer time, you could have had a better likeness, for I shall be like Him; I shall see Him as He is - (1 Y┴OHU-khßnam - John 3:2).'

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What do you mean by the word 'salvation'?

A.

The word 'salvation' has its root from the archaic Hebrew word 'yaoshuayao' which means 'freedom, safety, wideness, wellness, deliverance and preservation' - from all that is wicked, accursed, oppressive and sinful.

The word was later corrupted into the corresponding Greek words 'sozo' and 'soter' which as you can see contain the names of the Greek pagan idol 'zeus' and that of ha-satßn, or satyr, the wild goat.

So we better stick to the Hebrew form which is 'yaoshuayao' which literally means the 'salvation of Y┴OHU UL' - so we'll be safe from the evil effects of those Greek cultic names.

Salvation is the grandest theme of the whole Holy Scriptures and its main focus is on Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the only true Savior and Redeemer of all mankind.

There are two viewpoints in defining this word, first from Y┴OHU UlhÝm's point of view, and second, form mankind's point of view.

From Y┴OHU UlhÝm's viewpoint, the word 'yaoshuayao' refers to all of Y┴OHU UlhÝm's activities in bringing people from condemnation to justification (just as if they did not sin), from endless doom to perpetual life, from being separated from Him to being in close fellowship and union with Him.

From mankind's point of view, the word 'yaoshuayao' refers to all the benefits, blessings, healing, prosperity, peace, wellness and all kinds of favors, gift and graces that each believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y continually and experientially receives in this life and in the next life hereafter, till forever.

There are three tenses to the word 'yaoshuayao' which denotes its inclusive sweep in the whole life of the Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA):

1) Past tense -

the Yaoh˙shuahÚe was saved from all the condemnation, curses and penalties of sin;

2) Present tense -

the Yaoh˙shuahÚe is also being saved from the dominion and control of sin, and that he is being purified, protected and kept safe;

3) Future tense -

the Yaoh˙shuahÚe will be saved, removed from the very presence of sin and separated from the sinful nature forever.

'yaosh˙ayao' pronounced

'YOW-SHUA-YOW' - initial and last vowel sounds like that in the English word 'how' and accented on the syllable 'shu'

Scriptural Basis -

'But now Y┴OHU UL has shown us a different way of being right in His eyes Ś not by obeying the law but by the way promised in the Scriptures long ago.

We are made right in Y┴OHU UL's eyes when we trust upon YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.

For all have sinned; all fall short of Y┴OHU UL's glory.

Yet now Y┴OHU UL in His benevolent kindness declares us not guilty.

He has performed this through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Who has freed us by taking away our sins.

For Y┴OHU UL sent YAOH┌SHUA to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy Y┴OHU UL's anger against us. We are made right with Y┴OHU UL when we believe that YAOH┌SHUA shed His 'DAM' (blood), sacrificing His life for us.

Y┴OHU UL was being entirely fair and just for not punishing those who sinned in former times. And He is absolutely fair and just this present time when He declares sinners to be right in His sight because they believe in YAOH┌SHUA.'

- Romans 3:21-26, Holy Scriptures

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'Y┴OHU UL saved you by His unmerited favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from Y┴OHU UL.

Salvation is not a reward for the upright things we have done, therefore none of us can boast about it.

For we are Y┴OHU UL's workmanship. He has created us anew in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, in order that we can do the noble deeds He planned for us long ago.'

- Ephesians 2:8-10, Holy Scriptures

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'For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down Ś when we die and leave these bodies Ś we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by Y┴OHU UL Himself and not by human hands.

We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.

For we will not be spirits without bodies, but we will put on new heavenly bodies. Our dying bodies make us groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and have no bodies at all.

We want to slip into our new bodies in order that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by eternal life. Y┴OHU UL Himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee, He has given us His 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with ha-Molkhi˙l.

That is why we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these bodies, for then we will be at home with ha-Molkhi˙l.

So our aim is to please Him always, whether we are here in this body or away from this body. For we must all arise before hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to be judged.

We will each receive whatever we deserve for the noble or evil deeds we have done while in our bodies.'

- 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Rescue Me Now!

A lad was in real danger of being drowned while bathing in a river.

Seeing a passerby on the bank, he called to him for help; but the man began to lecture him on his rashness.

'Rescue me now,' cried the lad, 'you can lecture me later on when I am safe!'

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Q.

Why does Y┴OHU UlhÝm want to save sinners, to save those who hate Him and have continuously rebelled against Him?

A.

There are at least three scriptural reasons for Y┴OHU UlhÝm to save sinners, and they are:

1.

This is the best way to show humanity how great His love is for mankind.

Although His daily care and provisions and all that He has created in this world do provide a revelation of His love, yet all this are insignificant when compared to the loving sacrifice which Y┴OHU UL showed when He gave His one and only Son to die for sinful mankind.

2.

Salvation gives Y┴OHU UL the opportunity to display one of His excellencies, which is His grace or His free favors given to undeserving sinners.

Since Y┴OHU UL has different excellencies in character and nature, such as love, justice, mercy and so on, yet only by means of saved individuals can His character of being full of favors and grace be gloriously shown.

Each saved person is a living proof of the richness of His grace and favors, and only redeemed human beings can provide this evidence.

3.

Y┴OHU UlhÝm also saved His elect ones in this world that they might do the noble and upright deeds that He planned for them to carry out long ago.

Why? So they can spread kindness, uprightness and mercy in this world, no matter how limited or imperfect they may be.

In this way, people will have a glimpse of the kindness and uprightness of Y┴OHU UlhÝm as they observe the noble deeds of His redeemed children.

Scriptural Basis -

'For only I, the Son of Man, have come to earth and will return to heaven again. And as Mehush˙a lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so I, the Son of Man, must be lifted up on a pole, so everyone who believes in Me will have eternal life.

For Y┴OHU UL so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Y┴OHU UL did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

There is no judgment awaiting those who trust Him. But those who do not trust Him have already been judged for not believing in the Sh˙am (Name) of the only Son of Y┴OHU UL.

Their judgment is based upon this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their activities were evil.

They hate the light because they want to sin in the darkness. They keep away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed, for then they will be punished.

But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can observe that they are doing what Y┴OHU UL wants.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 3:13-21, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled by others and became slaves to many wicked desires and evil pleasures.

Our lives were full of evil and envy. We hated others, and they hated us back in return.

But then Y┴OHU UL our Savior showed us His kindness and love.

He saved us, not because of the upright things we did, but because of His mercy.

He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm).

He generously poured out the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) upon us because of what YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y our Savior did.

He declared us not guilty because of His great kindness!

And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.

These matters I have told you are all true. I want you to insist upon them so everyone who trusts in Y┴OHU UL will be careful to do upright deeds all the time.

These matters are noble and beneficial for everyone.'

- Titus 3:3-8, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.

But because of His great love for us, Y┴OHU UL, Who is rich in mercy, made us alive with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved.

And Y┴OHU UL raised us up with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and made us sit with Him in the heavenly realms in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, displayed by means of His kindness to us in ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of Y┴OHU UL - not by works, therefore no one can boast.

For we are Y┴OHU UL's workmanship, created in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA to do noble deeds, which Y┴OHU UL prepared in advance for us to do.'

- Ephesians 2:1-10, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Exchanged Under The Influence

According to 'It Happened in Canada,' during the early days of northern Ontario's gold rush (1909), Sandy McIntyre found what is now the famous mine bearing his name. He sold out for $25 in order to buy some liquor.

Years later he still passed his time crying in pubs and bars, while the mine he discovered yielded gold worth 230 million dollars.

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

Why is a clear, thorough and full comprehension about salvation required of every Yaoh˙shuahee (believer)?

A.

A full, correct and scriptural comprehension about one's salvation is necessary in order for the believer to be able to know how to appropriate for himself and receive the benefits of Y┴OHU UL's rich provisions included in the whole salvation package, including but not limited to freedom from the curses and penalties of sin, freedom from sicknesses, poverty and other curses of the law as itemized in Deuteronomy 28.

A sufficiently right comprehension of the scriptural doctrine of salvation is likewise necessary for the believer to have because it is one of our major duties to proclaim the Glorious Message to everyone.

In the New Testament, there are two specified cases where a curse upon a believer is pronounced, that is, when he does not love Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, and the second is when he does not proclaim the real Glorious Message to others who are lost.

We have learned that to love Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA practically means to obey His commands, to walk in His ways and to do His perfect will in our lives.

Since it is expected of each and everyone of us believers to retell the Glorious Message of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to others, it therefore is important that each one must have a clear and correct grasp of the real meaning of salvation, as originally proclaimed by our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

To witness about the Glorious Message of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to the unsaved is one of the basic responsibilities of every Yaoh˙shuahee (believer), for which everyone must account for unto our Molkhi˙l.

Each Yaoh˙shuahee (believer) must realize that he or she is the main conduit or link between Y┴OHU UL and the unsaved persons around each one in order for them to hear and comprehend the Glorious Message of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

That is the main reason why it is imperative that a correct and sufficiently complete knowledge of salvation is required of every Yaoh˙shuahee (believer).

The correct and right Glorious Message of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA must be proclaimed to each one, not the adulterated nor the corrupted version.

We are not only to love Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in order to avoid the curse but we are also supposed to proclaim the Glorious Message of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to the unsaved!

Scriptural Basis -

'If anyone does not love ha-Molkhi˙l (the King), let that person be accursed (anßthema). Maˇr-nah-otß!'

- 1 Corinthians 16:22, Holy Scriptures

'I am shocked that you are turning away so quickly from Y┴OHU UL, Who in His love and mercy called you to share the eternal life He gives through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

You are already following a different way that pretends to be the Glorious Message but is NOT the Glorious Message at all.

You are being deceived by those who corrupt and change the truth about hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Let Y┴OHU UL's curse fall on anyone, including myself, who proclaims any other message than the one we told you about.

Even if an angel comes from heaven and proclaims any other message, let him be forever cursed.

I will say it again: If anyone proclaims any other Glorious Message different from the one you welcomed, let Y┴OHU UL's curse fall upon that person!

Obviously, I'm not trying to be a people pleaser!

No, I am trying to please Y┴OHU UL.

If I were to continue trying to please people, I would not be a servant of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.'

- Galatians 1:6-10, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

YAOH┌SHUA came and told His disciples, 'I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the peoples, baptizing them in the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU AB┌, ha-BOR (the Son) and the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit).

Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.

And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of this age.'

- Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 28:18-20, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Hodayßo (thanks) be to Y┴OHU UL, Who made us His captives and leads us along in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y's victorious parade.

Now wherever we go He uses us to tell others about ha-Molkhi˙l and to spread the Glorious Message like a sweet perfume.

Our lives are a fragrant offering by hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to Y┴OHU UL.

But this fragrance is perceived differently by those being saved and by those perishing.

To those who are perishing we are a fearful smell of death and doom.

But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.'

- 2 Corinthians 2:14-16a, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Proclaiming About This Life....

And there was a man named Ananiah (with his wife Saphir) who sold some property, and brought only part of the money, claiming it was the full price. (His wife had agreed to this deception.)

But Kßfos said, 'Ananiah, ha-satßn has filled your heart.

When you claimed this was the full price, you were lying to the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit).

The property was yours to sell or not, as you wished. And after selling it, it was yours to decide how much to give. How could you do a thing like this? You weren't lying to us, but to Y┴OHU UL.

As soon as Ananiah heard these words, he fell to the floor, dead!

Everyone was shocked, and the younger men covered him with a sheet, took him out and buried him.

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Kßfos asked her, 'Did you both sell your land for such a price?'

'Yes,' she replied, 'we did.'

And Kßfos said, 'How could you and your husband even think of doing a thing like this - conspiring together to test the ability of the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL) to know what is going on?

Just outside that door are the young men who buried your husband, and they will carry you out too.'

Quickly she fell to the floor, dead, and the young men came in and, seeing that she was dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

Reverential fear gripped the whole Congregation and all others who heard what had happened.

Meanwhile, the emissaries were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Shua-ˇlmoh's Hall, and they did many miracles among the people.

The other believers didn't dare participate with them, though, but all had the highest regard for them. And more and more believers were added to ha-Molkhi˙l (the King, Ruler), crowds both of men and women.

Sick people were brought out along the roads on beds and mats so at least the shadow of Kßfos would fall upon some of them as he passed by!

And crowds came in from the suburbs of Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, bringing their sick folk and those possessed by evil spirits, and every one of them was healed!

The High Priest with his relatives and friends among the TzadiqÝm reacted with violent jealousy and apprehended the emissaries, and put them in the public jail.

But an angel of Y┴OHU UL came at night, opened the gates of the jail and brought them out. Then he told them, 'Go over to the Temple and proclaim about this Life!'

They arrived at the Temple about daybreak, and immediately began proclaiming! Later that morning the High Priest with his courtiers arrived at the Temple, and, convening the YAOH┌-dee (Jewish) Council and the entire Senate, they sent for the emissaries to be brought for trial.

But when the police arrived at the jail, the men weren't there, so they returned to the Council and reported.

'The jail doors were locked, and the guards were up on their feet outside, but when we opened the gates, they were not there!'

When the police captain and the chief priests heard this, they were frantic, wondering what would happen afterwards, and where all this could lead to!

Then someone arrived with the report that the men they had jailed were out in the Temple, proclaiming to the people!

The police captain went with his officers and apprehended them (without violence though, for they were afraid the people would kill them if they roughed up the disciples) and brought them in before the Council.

'Didn't we tell you never again to proclaim about this Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA?' the High Priest demanded. 'And contrariwise, you have filled all Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) with your doctrine and intend to bring the blame for this Man's death on us!'

But Kßfos and the emissaries replied, 'We must obey Y┴OHU UL rather than men. Y┴OHU UL of our forefathers brought YAOH┌SHUA back to life again after you had killed Him by hanging Him on a tree.

Then with mighty power, Y┴OHU UL exalted Him to be a Prince and Savior, so the people of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) would have an opportunity for repentance, and for their sins to be forgiven.

And we are witnesses of these events, and so is the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit), Who is given by Y┴OHU UL to all who obey Him.'

At this, the Council was furious, and determined to kill them.

But one of their members, a Pharisee named Gamali˙l (an expert in religious law and very popular with the people), arose and asked that the emissaries be sent outside the Council chamber while he talked.

Then he addressed his colleagues as follows:

'Men of Yaoshor˙l, take care what you are planning to do to these men! Sometime ago, there was that fellow Theudas, who pretended to be someone great. About 400 others joined him, but he was killed, and his followers were harmlessly dispersed.

After him, at the time of the taxation, there was Judas of Galilee. He drew away some people as disciples, but he also died, and his followers scattered.

And so my advice is, leave these men alone. If what they teach and do is merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown.

But if it is of Y┴OHU UL, you will not be able to stop them, lest you find yourselves fighting even against Y┴OHU UL.'

The Council accepted his advice, called in the emissaries, had them beaten, and then told them never again to speak in the 'Sh˙am' (Name) of YAOH┌SHUA, and finally let them go.

They left the Council chamber full of gladness that Y┴OHU UL had counted them worthy to suffer humiliation for the sake of His Sh˙am (Name)!

And every day, in the Temple and in their home Scripture classes, they continued to teach and proclaim that YAOH┌SHUA is the true Messiah: hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y! Acts 5, Holy Scriptures (Yaoh˙shua Version)

Knowing Y┴OHU UlhÝm And His Rich Provisions For Me

Q.

What are the types of salvation and how is salvation acquired?

A.

Salvation, which generally means freedom from anything that binds or oppresses, also involves being delivered unto being free to serve and do Y┴OHU UlhÝm's perfect will and plan or purpose for one's life.

Although salvation is commonly individual in context, yet the Holy Scriptures also talk of salvation in a corporate or national context, as in the nation of Yaoshor˙l (Israel).

Since salvation is the outcome of Y┴OHU UL's outpouring of His love and undeserved favor, it being a free gift, the only requisite for receiving it and its full benefits is faith, living faith that works itself through love.

Both in the Old and New Covenant portions of the Holy Scriptures, faith is the prime requisite for receiving Y┴OHU UlhÝm's salvation.

Abruhßm believed Y┴OHU UlhÝm and it was counted to him as uprightness.

Nokh (Noah) believed Y┴OHU UlhÝm and he was reckoned upright in his time and among his generation.

Mehush˙a (Moses) believed Y┴OHU UlhÝm was capable of delivering the whole nation of Yaoshor˙l from bondage in Egypt, and His faith did Y┴OHU UlhÝm honor by the display of His amazing power.

And in the New Covenant, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, the disciples and the emissaries emphatically proclaimed the importance of salvation and the faith required to receive it.

The main focus of our faith should be the source of salvation, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and the only true Savior-Messiah Whom He sent - YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

Therefore, it would be stupid to pray to and trust upon other idols and Greek pagan gods and goddesses because genuine salvation comes only from the true Eternal Creator - Y┴OHU UlhÝm, the Holy One of Yaoshor˙l (Israel).

Salvation is of the YAOH┌-dim (Jews) and not of the Greeks!

All versions of the Scriptures clearly declare that.

Scriptural Basis -

What is faith? Faith is the confident assurance that what we want is going to happen. It is the surety that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.

Men of Y┴OHU UL in days of old were famous for their faith.

By faith - by believing Y┴OHU UL - we know that the world and the celestial lights - in fact, all creation - were made at Y┴OHU UL's command; and that they were all made out from what can't be seen.

It was by faith that Ab˙l obeyed Y┴OHU UL and brought an offering that pleased Y┴OHU UL more than Cain's offering did.

Y┴OHU UL accepted Ab˙l and proved it by accepting his gift; and though Ab˙l is long dead, we can still learn lessons from him about depending fully upon Y┴OHU UL.

Kan-ˇkh (Enoch) put his full trust upon Y┴OHU UL too, and that was why Y┴OHU UL took him away to heaven without dying; unexpectedly he was gone because Y┴OHU UL took him away.

Before this happened Y┴OHU UL had said how pleased He was with Kan-ˇkh.

You can never please Y┴OHU UL without faith, without depending fully upon Him. Anyone who wants to come to Y┴OHU UL must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who truly search for Him.

Nokh (Noah) was another who relied upon Y┴OHU UL. When he heard Y┴OHU UL's warning about the future, Nokh believed Him even though there was no sign of a flood then, and redeeming the time, he quickly built the ark and saved his family.

Nokh's belief in Y┴OHU UL was in direct contrast to the sin and disbelief of the rest of the world - which refused to obey - and because of his faith he became one of those whom Y┴OHU UL has accepted.

Abruhßm relied fully upon Y┴OHU UL, and when Y┴OHU UL told him to leave home and go far away to another land which He promised to give him, Abruhßm obeyed.

Away he went, not even knowing where he was going. And even when he reached Y┴OHU UL's promised land, he lived in tents like a mere traveler, as did Y┴OHUtz-kaq (Isaac), and Y┴OHU-caf (Jacob), to whom Y┴OHU UL gave the same promise.

Abruhßm did this because he was confidently waiting for Y┴OHU UL to bring him to that durable heavenly City whose Architect and Builder is Y┴OHU UL.

Soroßh, too, had faith, and because of this she was able to become a mother in spite of her old age, for she realized that Y┴OHU UL, Who gave her His promise, would surely do what He said.

And so a whole nation came from Abruhßm, who was too old to have even one child - a nation with so many millions of people that, like the evening skylights and the sand upon the ocean shores, there is no way to count them.

These men of faith I have mentioned died without ever receiving all that Y┴OHU UL had promised them; but they saw it all awaiting them on ahead and were glad, for they agreed that this earth was not their real home but that they were mere travelers who are down here on a visit.

And quite obviously when they talked like that, they were looking forward to their real home in heaven.

If they had wanted to, they could have gone back to the pleasurable things of this world. But they didn't want to. They were living for heaven!

And now Y┴OHU UL is not ashamed to be called their UL (the All-Powerful, Eternal Creator), for He has made a heavenly City for them.

While Y┴OHU UL was trying him, Abruhßm continued to depend fully upon Y┴OHU UL and His promises, and so he offered up his son, Y┴OHUtz-kaq (Isaac), and was ready to slay him on the altar of sacrifice; yes, to slay even Y┴OHUtz-kaq, through whom Y┴OHU UL had promised to give Abruhßm a whole nation of offsprings!

He believed that if Y┴OHUtz-kaq died Y┴OHU UL would bring him back to life again; and that is just about what happened; for as far as Abruhßm was concerned, Y┴OHUtz-kaq was doomed to death, but he came back again alive!

It was by faith that Y┴OHUtz-kaq knew Y┴OHU UL would give future blessings to his two sons, Y┴OHU-caf (Jacob) and Esau.

By faith, Y┴OHU-caf, when he was old and dying, blessed each of the two sons of Y┴OHU-saf (Joseph) as he arose and prayed, leaning on the top of his cane.

And it was by faith that Y┴OHU-saf, as he neared the end of his life, confidently spoke of Y┴OHU UL bringing the people of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) out of Egypt; and he was so sure of it that he made them promise to carry his bones with them when they left!

The parents of Mehush˙a (Moses) had faith too. When they saw that Y┴OHU UL had given them an unusual child, they relied upon Y┴OHU UL to save him from death which the king commanded, and they hid him for three months, and were not afraid.

It was by faith that Mehush˙a, when he grew up, refused to be treated as the grandson of the king, but preferred to share ill-treatment with Y┴OHU UL's people, in place of enjoying the passing pleasures of sin.

He thought that it was better to suffer for the promised ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (Messiah) than to own all the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking forward to the great reward that Y┴OHU UL would give him.

And it was because he fully relied upon Y┴OHU UL that he left the land of Egypt and wasn't afraid of the king's anger.

Mehush˙a kept right on going; it seemed as though he could see Y┴OHU UL right there with him.

And it was because he believed Y┴OHU UL would save His people that he commanded them to kill a lamb as Y┴OHU UL had told them to and sprinkle the blood on the doorposts of their homes, so Y┴OHU UL's terrible Angel of Death could not touch the oldest child in those homes, as he did among the Egyptians.

The people of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) fully relied upon Y┴OHU UL and went right through the Red Sea as though they were on dry ground.

But when the Egyptians pursuing them tried it, they all were drowned!

It was faith that brought the walls of Yericho tumbling down after the people of Yaoshor˙l had walked around them seven days, as Y┴OHU UL had commanded them.

By faith - because she believed in Y┴OHU UL and His power - Rahab the prostitute did not die with all the others in her city when they refused to obey Y┴OHU UL, for she gave a friendly welcome to the spies.

Well, how much more do I need to say?

It would take too long to recount the tales of the faith of Gideon and Barak and Shuamshon and Yaptakh and Dßoud and Shuam-Ul and all the other prophets.

These people all fully relied upon Y┴OHU UL and as a result won battles, overthrew kingdoms, ruled their people well, and received what Y┴OHU UL had promised them; they were kept from harm in a den of lions, and in a fiery furnace.

Some, through their faith, escaped death by the sword.

Some were made vigorous again after they had been weakened. Others were given great power in battle; they made whole armies turn and run away.

And some women, through faith, received their loved ones back again from death. But others fully relied upon Y┴OHU UL and were beaten to death, preferring to die rather than turn from Y┴OHU UL and be free - confident that they would resurrect to a better life afterwards.

Some were laughed at and their backs cut open with whips, and others were chained in dungeons. Some died by thrown rocks, and some by being sawed in two; others were promised freedom if they would renounce their faith, then were killed with the sword.

Some went about in skins of sheep and goats, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in dens and caves.

They were divested, persecuted and maltreated - too upright for this world!

And these men of faith, though they fully relied upon Y┴OHU UL and won His approval, none of them received all that Y┴OHU UL had promised them; for Y┴OHU UL wanted them to wait and share the even better rewards that were prepared for us.

- Hebrews 11, Holy Scriptures

Your Scripture-Engrafting and Contemplation Passages for Today -

'We are made right in Y┴OHU UL's point of view when we trust upon YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to take away our sins.

And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.' - Romans 3:22, Holy Scriptures

'For if you confess with your mouth that YAOH┌SHUA is Molkhi˙l and believe in your heart that Y┴OHU UL raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with Y┴OHU UL, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.' - Romans 10:9-10, Holy Scriptures

'Anyone who calls on the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU UL will be saved.'

- Romans 10:13, Holy Scriptures

Your Nuggets Of Wisdom For Today -

'Where is Your father?' they asked.

YAOH┌SHUA answered, 'For the simple reason that you do not know Who I am, you don't know Who My Y┴OHU AB┌ is. If you knew Me, then you would know My Y┴OHU AB┌, too.'

YAOH┌SHUA made these declarations while He was teaching in the section of the Temple known as the Treasury. But He was not arrested, because His time had not yet come.

Later YAOH┌SHUA said to them again, 'I am going away. You will search for me and die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going.'

The YAOH┌-dim leaders asked, 'Is He planning to commit suicide? What does He mean, 'You cannot come where I am going'?'

Then he said to them, 'You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am Who I say I am, you will die in your sins!'

'Tell us Who You are,' they demanded.

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'I am the One I have always claimed to be. I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won't.

For I say only what I have heard from the One Who sent me, and He is real.'

But they still didn't comprehend that He was talking to them about His Y┴OHU AB┌ (Father).

So YAOH┌SHUA declared, 'When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the stake, then you will realize that I am He and that I do nothing on My own, but I speak what the Y┴OHU AB┌ taught me.

And the One Who sent Me is with Me Ś He has not forsaken Me.

For I always do those activities that are pleasing to Him.'

Then many who heard Him say these matters believed in Him.

YAOH┌SHUA said to the people who believed in Him, 'You are truly My disciples if you keep obeying My teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'

- Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 8:19-32, Holy Scriptures

Anecdote For Today - Unchained At Midnight....

One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a demon-possessed slave girl. She was a fortune-teller who earned a lot of money for her bosses.

She followed along behind us yelling, 'These men are servants of the Most High, and they have come to tell you how to be saved!'

This continued on day after day until Sha˙l became so exasperated that he turned and spoke to the evil spirit within her.

'I command you 'ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to come out of her,' he said.

And it left her quickly. Her employers' hopes of wealth were now dashed, so they grabbed Sha˙l and Silwan and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace.

'The whole city is in a tumultuous uproar because of these YAOH┌-dim (Jews)!' they yelled. 'They are teaching the people to do things that are against Roman customs!'

A mob quickly formed against Sha˙l and Silwan, and the city officials ordered them disrobed and beaten with wooden rods. They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison.

The jailer was commanded to make sure they didn't escape.

So he took no chances but put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks.

Around midnight, Sha˙l and Silwan were praying and singing hymns to Y┴OHU UL, and the other prisoners were hearing them.

Unexpectedly, there was a great earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!

The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself.

But Sha˙l hollered to him, 'Don't do it! We are all here!'

Trembling with fear, the jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down before Sha˙l and Silwan. He brought them out and asked, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?'

They replied, 'Believe in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and you will be saved, along with your entire household!'

Then they shared the Word of Y┴OHU UlhÝm with him and all who lived in his household.

That same hour the jailer washed their wounds, and he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized.

Then he brought them into his house and set a meal before them.

He and his whole household were glad because they all believed in Y┴OHU UL.

- Acts 16:16-34, Holy Scriptures

All this is given to you in true love and deep humility, 'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, and we all say, am-nßm!

YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is the original Name!

The original is really the best!

Let's continue to receive more scriptural wisdom and knowledge in the NEXT segment of this spiritually-awakening guideline now....