AGAPE LOVE ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES.

Agape Love. The following is an overview of the definitions of YHWH’s love that is mentioned in the Scriptures.  Love is both a noun and a verb.  To understand love’s true meaning, it is always best to let the bible interpret the bible.  After the dictionary definitions, we will expound scriptures that best describe His love.  There are other kinds of love as well, but this lesson will focus on the meanings and purposes of His agape love.

FRUIT OF THE SET-APART SPIRIT – YHWH’S LOVE THE CREATOR’S LOVE FOR ISRAEL AND FOR US By Larry Scher 

There are many major themes that run through scriptures – Prophecy, Salvation, Law and Grace (favor), the Kingdom of YHWH, etc. The one common thread these and other topics have in common is love. His love is the motivating factor for our very creation, existence and destiny. The entire physical creation is a manifestation of His love for mankind –a perfect environment for mankind to thrive and prosper in. 

The following is an overview of the definitions of YHWH’s love that is mentioned in the bible. Love is both a noun and a verb. To understand love’s true meaning, it is always best to let the Bible interpret the bible. After the dictionary definitions, we will expound scriptures that best describe His love. There are other kinds of love as well, but this lesson will focus on the meanings and purposes of His agape love. 

I. In the O.T. YHWH’s Love – Strong’s 2617 – hesed – loving-kindness; steadfast love; Favor; mercy; faithfulness; goodness; devotion. This term is one of the most important in the vocabulary of the O.T. theology and ethics. It is identifies three basic meanings: strength, steadfastness and love. The true meaning and usage should contain all three. The word refers primarily to mutual and reciprocal rights and obligations between the parties of a (covenant) relationship as between YHWH and Israel. The weaker party seeks the protection and blessing of the protector. The stronger party remains committed to His promise, but retains his freedom, especially with regard to the manner in which he will implement those promises. Hesed implies personal involvement and commitment in a relationship beyond the rule of law. 

Martial love (another covenant) is often related to hesed. The prophet Hosea applies the analogy to Yahweh’s hesed to Israel within the covenant. It includes YHWH’s devotion or steadfast love for Israel including His truth, reliability, faithfulness, kindness, mercies and faithfulnesses are his specific acts of redemption in the fulfillment of His promises. 

Hesed can have both YHWH and man as its subject. When man is the subject, it usually describes the person’s kindness or loyalty to another person such as David and Jonathan. 

The association of hesed with “covenant” keeps it from being misunderstood as mere love for all creatures; it applies primarily to YHWH’s particular love for His chosen and covenanted people. “Covenant also stresses the reciprocity of the relationship; but since YHWH’s hesed is ultimately beyond the covenant, it will not ultimately be abandoned even when the human partner is unfaithful and must be disciplined. 

II. In the N.T. YHWH’s Love – Strong’s 25 – agapao – These are used in the N.T. to describe the attitude of YHWH toward His Son, to Believers (His Children) in conveying His will toward them and also concerning their attitude towards one another and to express the essential nature of YHWH. This love is known by the actions it prompts. It is a deliberate choice, made without cause, and is expressed by His nature alone. Yahshua displayed this perfect love in His sacrifice for us. His covenant love expresses itself in implicit obedience to His commandments. The whole law is summed up in love. Love is also the first “fruit of the Spirit” mentioned as it must be present to be the main factor that helps produce all the others. Self-will or self-pleasing is the negation of this love to YHWH. A true believer’s love is not an impulse from feelings. This love seeks the welfare of all, works no ill to any, and seeks opportunity to do good to all men, especially our brothers and sisters in the Truth. 

As used of YHWH, it expresses the deep and constant love and interest of a perfect Being towards His Children which fosters a reverential love in them towards their Father. YHWH is Love. 

Love is a massive topic, so today we are just going to cover love as a fruit of the Spirit. 

Rom 5:5 and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of Elohim hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Set-apart Spirit which was given unto us. 

1Co 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal. 

This verse states the power of the Spirit manifests itself or one could say reveals itself as spiritual gifts. In Gal 5:22-23 it manifests itself as a fruit comprised of 9 different characteristics or personality traits that YHWH has in Himself. Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, 

goodness, faithfulness, Gal 5:23 meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. 

Today we will divide love into three areas. How YHWH loves us, how we are to Love YHWH and how we are to love others with agape love (His love). 

I. How does YHWH love us? 

Joh 3:16 For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth (4100 – pisteuo- verb – to believe, to be persuaded of, to place confidence in, to trust, reliance upon not mere credence) on him should not perish, but have eternal life. 

Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of YHWH leadeth thee to repentance? Rom 5:8 But Elohim proves His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Messiah died for us. 

Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that 

loved us. Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, 

nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of Elohim, which is in Yahshua our Master. 

2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the set-apart scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith in Yahshua Messiah. 

2Ti 3:16 All scriptures is given by inspiration of YHWH, and is profitable for 

doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 

2Ti 3:17 That the man of YHWH may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 

1Jn 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not YHWH; for YHWH is love

1Jn 4:9 In this was manifested the love of YHWH toward us, because that YHWH sent 

his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 

1Jn 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved YHWH, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

1Jn 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us. 

II. How Do We Love YHWH and Yahshua? 

1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of YHWH, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 

One way to describe the commandments is that they are the law of love. The first four teach us how to love YHWH and the last six teach us how to love others. The first four are: 

Exo 20:1 And YHWH spoke all these words, saying, 

Exo 20:2 I am YHWH thy Elohim, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the 

house of bondage. 

Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other elohims before me. Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 

Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I YHWH thy Elohim am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, 

Exo 20:6 and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep 

my commandments. 

Exo 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of YHWH thy Elohim in vain; for YHWH will 

not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 

Exo 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it set-apart. 

Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; 

Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto YHWH thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid- servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 

Exo 20:11 for in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YHWH blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. 

We always need to be asking ourselves, Who is First because anything less is idolatry. 

The manifestation of our love for YHWH is through our obedience to His laws and Words. 

Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 

Deu 30:20 to love YHWH thy Elohim, to obey his voice, and to cleave unto him; for he is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which YHWH sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. 

Loving and obeying Him brings great blessings. 

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love YHWH, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 

Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 

Joh 14:23 Yahshua answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 

Joh 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 

III. How Do We Love Each Other? 

The last 6 commandments express how we love one another. 

Exo 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the YHWH thy Elohim giveth thee. 

Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill

Exo 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

Exo 20:15 Thou shalt not steal

Exo 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 

Exo 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour’s

At this point, I think it is important to note that love for others can have deep feelings and emotions, but this does not have to be the case. We can love others without necessarily liking them. We all have different personalities and backgrounds and interests. Friendship can be different than agape love. We don’t have to like everyone, but we do have to love everyone – i.e. treat others in the context of the last 6 commandments and respect others rights and feelings. We should always have out- 

going concern for the well-being of others. Moses and Abraham are mentioned as being friends of YHWH 

Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 

Joh 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 

Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Elohim doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 

In the N.C. Yahshua wants to have a relationship with us on many different levels. We are the Bride. We are Sons and Daughters. We are brothers and sisters in Messiah, and through our obedience to His Word, He also wants to call us friends. 

My wife is many things to me, my bride, my help-meet, and also my best friend and confident. 

Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 

YHWH is not a respecter of persons. He loves everyone as much as He loves Yahshua. He wants everyone to have a chance for salvation. We too, should want the best for everyone too. 

Rom 13:8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 

Rom 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 

I Cor 13 is another way in which love can manifest itself in our relationships with others. Rather than law governing our relationships with others, also included is kindness, manners, self-control, humility as we relate to others in how we express our love for them. not charity, 1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 

1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 

1Co 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 

1Co 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 

1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 1Co 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 

1Co 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 

How we love others is inseparable from how we love YHWH and Yahshua. The fabric of love is inter-woven by the indwelling of the Set-apart Spirit and Yahshua living His life in us by the power of His Spirit and Word guiding our every step, our thoughts and our actions. I John 4 is a good example of how these things are entwined. 

1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of YHWH; and every one that loveth is born of YHWH, and knoweth YHWH. 

1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if YHWH so loved us, we ought also to love one another

1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen YHWH at any time. If we love one another, YHWH dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 

1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 

1Jn 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Yahshya is the Son of YHWH, YHWH dwelleth in him, and he in YHWH. 

1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that YHWH hath to us. YHWH is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in YHWH, and YHWH in him. 1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 

1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 

1Jn 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us. 

1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love YHWH, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love YHWH whom he hath not seen? 

1Jn 4:21 And this commandment we have from him, That he who loveth YHWH love his brother also. 

1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of YHWH, when we love YHWH, and keep his commandments. 

Joh 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you. Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 

I John 3:18 says we should not just love in word only but in deeds. Actions speak louder than words and are much more powerful in what they accomplish in the lives of others. Matthew 25 is a good example of deeds we can do to manifest our love towards others. 

Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 

Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 

Mat 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 

Mat 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Yahshua, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 

Mat 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Mat 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 

Mat 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 

Mat 25:46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. 

Love is a way of life as demonstrated by keeping the commandments, living by Torah and doing good works and deeds for others. Love is the main building block and pathway to the Kingdom. We all need to examine our lives daily to see if we are walking in this way of love. Straight is the way and narrow is the path that leads to life and few there be that find it. 

Remember to love each day so we all can stay on the right path. 

SCRIPTURES ON YHWH’S LOVE TOWARDS THOSE IN HIS COVENANT RELATIONSHIPS 

Psa 17:6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O YHWH: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Psa 17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. Psa 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings

Psa 26:3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. 

Psa 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O YHWH! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Psa 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and 

thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. Psa 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. Psa 36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. 

Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my YHWH: yea, thy law is within my heart. Psa 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Elohim, thou knowest. Psa 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. Psa 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Elohim: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. 

Psa 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Master of hosts, in the city of our Elohim: YHWH will establish it forever. Selah. Psa 48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O YHWH, in the midst of thy temple. Psa 48:10 According to thy name, O YHWH, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. Psa 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O YHWH, according to thy lovingkindness

according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Psa 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Psa 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Psa 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 

Psa 63:1 O YHWH, thou art my Elohim; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Psa 63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Psa 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Psa 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. Psa 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: Psa 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Psa 63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. Psa 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. 

Psa 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. Psa 89:29 His seed also will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven. Psa 89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; Psa 89:31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Psa 89:32 Then I will visit their transgressions with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Psa 89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. Psa 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. 

Psa 92:1 A Psalm or Song for the Sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto YHWH, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: Psa 92:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 

Psa 103:1 Bless YHWH, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his set-apart name. Psa 103:2 Bless YHWH, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Psa 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Psa 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Psa 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is 

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renewed like the eagle’s Psa 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psa 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Elohim pitieth them that fear him Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the Elohim is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; Psa 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. 

Psa 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of YHWH. Psa 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Psa 119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Psa 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently Psa 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psa 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. Psa 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. Psa 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. Psa 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. Psa 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. Psa 119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. Psa 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. Psa 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. Psa 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psa 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. Psa 119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. Psa 119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Psa 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. Psa 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. Psa 119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. Psa 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. Psa 119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. 

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Psa 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O YHWH, according to thy lovingkindness. Psa 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psa 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psa 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Psa 119:166 YHWH, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. Psa 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. Psa 119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee. 

Psa 138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praises unto thee. Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy set-apart temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Psa 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answerest me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul 

Psa 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. 

Isa 63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of YHWH, and the praises of YHWH, according to all that YHWH hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. Isa 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. Isa 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. Isa 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his set-apart Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Isa 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his set-apart Spirit within him? Isa 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 

Jer 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth 

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me, that I am the Elohim which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Elohim. Jer 9:25 Behold, the days come, saith the Elohim, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised; Jer 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart 

Jer 31:1 At the same time, saith the YHWH, will I be the Elohim of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Jer 31:3 The Elohim hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 

Jer 32:17 Ah YHWH! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jer 32:18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty Elohim, the YHWH of hosts, is his name, Jer 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: 

Hos 2:18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. Hos 2:19 And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. Hos 2:20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know YHWH. 

© Author: Larry Scher – Minister – 12-21-2017

RESURRECTION

RESURRECTION:

As we will see, resurrections are an historical fact throughout Scripture.  Some have already occurred

More are prophesied to occur in the near future.

Rom 8:29  Because those whom He knew beforehand, He also ordained beforehand to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, for Him to be the first-born among many brothers.

What is a resurrection – Strong’s #386 – Resurrection of a body from death returning to life.

RESURRECTIONS – A THOROUGH STUDY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. The resurrection study is a controversial subject; i have spent many, many hours in study to develop a better understanding of this subject.

1 Co 15:13 and if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Messiah has not been raised.

We welcome constructive input; we consider this study paper a work in progress. The goal of every true believer is Eternal Life. Without being resurrected from the dead, this cannot happen. Notice what Paul said in I Corn 15:13-20: See Below: Chapter 15 is the Resurrection Chapter. 1 Co 15:13 and if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Messiah has not been raised. 1 Co 15:14 and if Messiah has not been raised, then our proclaiming is empty, and your belief also empty, 1 Co 15:15 and we are also found false witnesses of Elohim, because we have witnessed of Elohim that He raised up Messiah, whom He did not raise up, if then the dead are not raised. 1 Co 15:16 for if the dead are not raised, then neither Messiah has been raised. 1 Co 15:17 and if Messiah has not been raised, your belief is to no purpose, you are still in your sins! 1 Co 15:18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Messiah have perished. 1 Co 15:19 If in this life only we have expectation in Messiah, we are of all men the most wretched. 1 Co 15:20 But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, and has become the first-fruit of those having fallen asleep. As we will see, resurrections are an historical fact throughout Scripture. Some have already occurred; more are prophesied to occur in the near future. Rom 8:29 because those whom He knew beforehand, He also ordained beforehand to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, for Him to be the first-born among many brothers. What is a resurrection – Strong’s #386 – Resurrection of a body from death returning to life. Resurrections are done in three ways – one is when a person is brought back to physical life. Another is when a person is raised a Spirit Body to inherit Eternal Life or resurrected to Eternal Death. Some groups have tried to enumerate resurrections mentioned in Scripture calling them the 1 st Resurrection, the 2nd Resurrection and the 3rd Resurrection; but beyond the 1st Resurrection 2 there are no numeric distinctions put on the other resurrections mentioned in Scripture.

Rom 6:23 for the wages of sin is death, but the favorable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah עשוהי our Master. First Resurrection

contrary to popular belief, there are more than 3 resurrections mentioned in Scripture. A more accurate way to understand the different resurrections, is to look at the different kinds of resurrections there are as they relate to historic events and periods of judgments, as well as the different qualifiers that result in the kind of resurrection a person might receive. This study will cover all the scriptures that address these topics. Before we continue, let’s define the words judge or judgment which is a complete study in itself. There are various words in Scripture used for the words judge or judgment. It can be as simple as discerning between right and wrong or good and evil. Every day we must make these choices or judgments. During this study, we are concerned about judgment as it relates to periods of time where people are judged according to their works in which they will either earn the wages of sin which is eternal death in the Lake of Fire or the reward of Eternal Life as a resurrected Spirit Being. Rom 6:23 for the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah עשוהי our Master. First Resurrection: 1 Co 15:51 See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 1 Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Mat 24:31 “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 1 Th 4:13 Now, brothers, we do not wish you to be ignorant concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you be sad as others who have no expectation. 1 Th 4:14 for if we believe that עשוהי died and rose again, so also Elohim shall bring with Him those who sleep in עשוהי .

1 Th 4:16 because the Master Himself shall come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of a chief messenger, and with the trumpet of Elohim, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first

Footnote: 1 An euphemism for death, a typical Hebrew word for it. 1 Th 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we, the living who are left over at the coming of the Master shall in no way go before those who are asleep. 1 Th 4:16 because the Master Himself shall come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of a chief messenger, and with the trumpet of Elohim, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first. 1 Th 4:17 Then we, the living who are left over, shall be caught away together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we shall always be with the Master. These scriptures and others, all represent the same time period – at the last trump – at the return of Messiah. The First Fruits are judged during their converted lifetimes. 3 1 Pe 4:17 because it is time for judgment to begin from the House of Elohim. And if firstly from us, what is the end of those who do not obey the Good News of Elohim? 1 Pe 4:18 and if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear? JUDGMENT PERIODS: There seems to be 4 judgment periods. These judgment periods represent different types of resurrections. 1. This period represents the first resurrection of all those throughout the history of mankind who have been converted meaning they have received His Set-apart Spirit. This includes the kings, prophets, priests, and elders and a few others in the original Covenant. In the Renewed Covenant, it includes all those called and converted who did meet the requirements for Eternal Life.

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושע of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands

Rom 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His! Rom 8:10 And if Messiah is in you, the body is truly dead on account of sin, but the Spirit is life on account of righteousness. Rom 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised עשוהי from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead shall also give life to you your mortal bodies through His Spirit dwelling in you. 2. This period represents those who live on into or are born during the Millennium and the whole House of Israel covered in Ezek 37 which is a separate resurrection. Judgment period 2 overlaps the 3rd period where the resurrected First Fruits begin to rule, reign and judge with Yahshua. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושע of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years. I Co 6:1 should any of you, holding a matter against another, go to be judged before the unrighteous, and not before the set apart ones? 1 Co 6:2 Do you not know that the set-apart ones shall judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 4 1 Co 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge messengers? How much more, matters of this life? This will apply to those who live on into the Millennium and are born during the Millennium. There is 1000 year reign of Messiah and the First Fruits during this period. Therefore, I have chosen to make it a separate judgment period. Eze 37:1 The hand of הוהי was upon me and took me out by the Spirit of הוהי ,and set me down in the midst of the valley. And it was filled with bones. Eze 37:2 And He made me pass among them, all around, and see, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and see, they were very dry. Eze 37:3 And He said to me, “Son of man, would these bones live?” And I said, “O Master הוהי ,You know.” Eze 37:4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and you shall say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of הוהי! Eze 37:5 ‘Thus said the Master הוהי to these bones, “See, I am bringing into you a spirit, and you shall live. Eze 37:6 “And I shall put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, and cover you with skin and put a spirit in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am יהוה.“ ‘ “ Eze 37:7 And I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise, and there was a rattling. And the bones came together, bone to bone. Eze 37:8 And I looked and saw sinews and flesh came upon them, and skin covered them, but there was no spirit in them. Eze 37:9 He then said to me, “Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and you shall say to the spirit, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי” ,Come from the four winds, O spirit, and breathe on these slain, so that they live.” ’ ” Eze 37:10 And I prophesied as He commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, a very great army. Eze 37:11 And He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Yisra’ĕl. See, they say, ‘Our bones are dry, our expectancy has perished, and we ourselves have been cut off!’ Eze 37:12 “Therefore prophesy, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי, “See, O My people, I am opening your graves, and shall bring you up from your graves, and shall bring you into the land of Yisra’ĕl. 5 Eze 37:13 “And you shall know that I am הוהי ,when I open your graves, O My people, and bring you up from your graves. Eze 37:14 “And I shall put My Spirit (Kodesh) in you, and you shall live, and I shall settle you in your own land. And you shall know that I הוהי have spoken, and I have done it,” declares הוהי“ ‘. Eze 37:15 and the word of הוהי came to me, saying, Eze 37:16 “And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah and for the children of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’

Eze 37:23 “And they shall no longer defile themselves with their idols, nor with their disgusting matters, nor with any of their transgressions. And I shall save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I shall cleanse them.

Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph, the stick of Ephrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Eze 37:17 “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand. Eze 37:18 “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Won’t you show us what you mean by these?’ Eze 37:19 say to them, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי” ,See, I am taking the stick of Yosĕph, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, his companions. And I shall give them unto him, with the stick of Yehudah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.” ’ Eze 37:20 “And the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. Eze 37:21 “And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי” ,See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl from among the gentiles, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land. Eze 37:22 “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl. And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns. Eze 37:23 “And they shall no longer defile themselves with their idols, nor with their disgusting matters, nor with any of their transgressions. And I shall save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I shall cleanse them. And they shall be My people, and I be their Elohim, Eze 37:24 while Dawid (a first fruit) My servant is sovereign over them. And they shall all have one shepherd and walk in My right-rulings and guard My laws, and shall do them. 6 Eze 37:25 “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaʽaqob My servant, where your fathers dwelt. And they shall dwell in it, they and their children and their children’s children, forever, and My servant Dawid be their prince forever. Eze 37:26 “And I shall make a covenant of peace with them – an everlasting covenant it is with them. And I shall place them and increase (multiply- KJV) them, and shall place My set-apart place in their midst, forever. Eze 37:27 “And My Dwelling Place shall be over them. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. Eze 37:28 “And the gentiles shall know that I, הוהי ,am setting Yisra’ĕl apart, when My set-apart place is in their midst – forever.” The following Scriptures in Isaiah 11 are in the same time period as Eze 37. Isa 11:10 and in that day there shall be a Root of Yishai, standing as a banner to the people. Unto Him the gentiles shall seek, and His rest shall be esteem. Isa 11:11 And it shall be in that day that הוהי sets His hand again a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Ashshur and from Mitsrayim, from Pathros and from Kush, from Ěylam and from Shinʽar, from Ḥamath and from the islands of the sea. Isa 11:12 And He shall raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, and assemble the dispersed of Yehudah from the four corners of the earth. Isa 11:16 and there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, those left from Ashshur, as it was for Yisra’ĕl in the day when he came up from the land of Mitsrayim. Deu 5:29 ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever! 3. This next judgment period includes those mentioned in Rev 20:5 – But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is a resurrection from death back to physical life. The rest of the dead are those who were never called to understand His Truth nor were converted meaning they never received His Spirit during their lifetimes. This period also includes the rest of mankind who have never understood the gospel message. This also includes people who have never heard the message, read the Scriptures or had any kind of true knowledge about YAH or His Word. This also includes infants and aborted babies. Many people say this is like a second chance. On the contrary – this is truly their first chance to understand and choose YAH’s Way of Truth or they 7 can decide to reject it. We have all been given free moral agency and the same opportunity when the time of our calling comes. YAH does not change! Heb 13:8 יהושע Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and forever Mal 3:6 “For I am הוהי ,I shall not change, and you, O sons of Yaʽaqob, shall not come to an end. Mat 13:10 and the taught ones came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” Mat 13:11 And He answering, said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, but to them it has not been given. Mat 13:12 “For whoever possesses, to him more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but whoever does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him. Mat 13:13 “Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Mat 13:14 “And in them the prophecy of Yeshayahu is completely filled, which says, ‘Hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you shall see and by no means perceive, Mat 13:15 for the heart of this people has become thickened, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart, and turn back, and I heal them. YAH judges everyone by the same standard, out of the same Book and according to our works. All are judged the same way. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works. Those who were not called and could not understand could be forgiven or Yahshua would not have asked the Father to forgive them. Luke 23:34 and יהושעsaid, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. Paul said what was done, was done in ignorance. Act 3:17 “And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as your rulers did too. 8 Act 3:18 “But this is how Elohim has filled what He had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His Messiah was to suffer. Torah is the ultimate standard of judgment and justice. It says a person must know what they are doing. John 7:51 “Does our Torah judge the man unless it hears first from him and knows what he is doing?” The Scripture translation is not very clear here. John 7:51 is a man judged by our law before it has given him a hearing and has knowledge of what he has done? Bible in Basic English translation is a little clearer. A person might be punished for breaking Torah, but for them to receive Eternal Judgment; they must break it willfully and with the understanding of a converted mind, having the Set-apart Spirit. They must reach the level of the Unpardonable Sin, where they willfully reject the Word and REFUSE TO REPENT. Blaspheming the Set-apart Spirit: Mar 3:29 but he who blasphemes against the Set-apart Spirit has no forgiveness forever, but is subject to everlasting judgment,” Heb 6:4 for it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Set-apart Spirit, Heb 6:5 and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the powers of the age to come, Heb 6:6 and fall away, to renew them again to repentance – having impaled for themselves the Son of Elohim again, and put Him to open shame. Heb 10:26 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins. These verses must be balanced by: 1 Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of עשוהי Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are misleading ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 9 1 Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us. YAH judges the intent of the heart, the seared conscience, the hardened and bitter heart and rebellion. Weakness is a different thing. Mat 26:41 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.” 4. The fourth judgment period or the White Throne Judgment has to do with Eternal life or Eternal death. Due to the differences in Rev 20:4 and Rev 20:11-12, I need to make a distinction between the kind of judging done in Periods 3 and 4. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to ton did ohw dna ,miholE fo droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושעworship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years This scripture makes no mention of eternal judgment. The words “thrones” and “them” which are plural are used in contrast to Rev 20:11-15 where throne and Him are used and are singular and clearly talking about Eternal Judgment – life or death for those involved. In these verses the word used for “judged” is #2919 which means primarily condemnation and final judgment or the determination of a person’s ultimate fate. John 5:22 shows that the final verdict belongs to Yahshua and this explains why there is only one throne in the 4th Judgment Period. John 5:22 “For the Father judges no one, but has given all the judgment to the Son, The above verses show the kind of judging that is done only by Yahshua during the White Throne Judgment Period. The following talks about the kind of judging that the first fruits will do with Yahshua during the Millennium and after Millennium when the rest of the dead live again. The word “judge” used during the thousand year period and Judgment Period 3 is #2915 which can mean condemnation, but can also mean a sentence or punishment more like the way the Judges in Ancient Israel might administer justice in civil and legal disputes among people. Exodus 18:21 “But you yourself, seek out from all the people able men, who fear Elohim, men of truth, hating unfair gain. And place these over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and judges of tens. 10 Exodus 18:22 “And they shall rightly rule the people at all times. And it shall be that they bring every great matter to you, but they themselves rightly rule every small matter. So, make it lighter for yourself, for they shall bear with you. Exodus 22:9 “For every matter of transgression, for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for garment, or for whatever is lost which another claims to be his, let the matter of them both come before Elohim. And whomever Elohim declares wrong repays double to his neighbour. Lev 19:15 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling (judgment KJV). Do not be partial to the poor or favour the face of the great, but rightly rule your neighbour in righteousness. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to sih ron ,tsaeb eht pihsrow ton did ohw dna ,miholE fo droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושע image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years. The above scriptures show we will be ruling and reigning with Him as rulers/kings administering Torah. The parable of the talents shows we will be helping Yahshua to rule over cities and nations. Luke 19:12 He therefore said, “A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a reign and to return. Luke 19:13 “And calling ten of his servants, He gave them ten minas/talents, and said to them, ‘Trade until I come.’ Luke 19:14 “But his subjects were hating him, and sent a delegation after him, to say, ‘We do not wish this one to reign over us.’ Luke 19:15 “And it came to be, when he came back, having received the reign, that he sent for these servants to whom he had given the silver, in order to know what each had gained by trading. Luke 19:16 “And the first came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ Luke 19:17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant. Because you were trustworthy in a small matter, have authority over ten cities.’ Luke 19:18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ Luke 19:19 “And he said to him also, ‘And you – be over five cities.’ 11 The following scriptures show we will be helping Yahshua to rule over cities and nations. Rev 2:26 “And he who overcomes, and guards My works until the end, to him I shall give authority over the nations. We have now covered the 4 Judgment Periods which show four kinds of resurrections occurring at different times or during different judgment periods. They are as follows: 1. From death to physical life happens 7 times in Scripture: 2. 1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to הוהי and said, “O הוהי my Elohim, I pray, let the life of this child come back to him.” 3. 1 Kings 17:22 And הוהי heard the voice of Ěliyahu, and the life of the child came back to him, and he lived. 4. Ezekiel 37 – See pages 4 and 5. 5. John 11:41 so they took away the stone where the dead man was laid. And עשוהי lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. John 11:42 “And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing by I said this, in order that they believe that You sent Me.” John 11:43 and when He had said this, He cried with a loud voice, “Elʽazar, come out!” John 11:44 and he who died came out bound feet and hands with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Yahshua said to them, “Loosen him and let him go.” Act 9:36 And in Yapho there was a certain taught one named Tabitha, which means Dorkas. This woman was filled with good works and kind deeds which she did. Act 9:37 And it came to be in those days that she became sick and died. And having washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Act 9:40 But Kĕpha sent them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and seeing Kĕpha, she sat up. Act 20:9 And a certain young man, by name Eutuchos, was sitting in a window, being overpowered by a deep sleep. As Sha’ul kept on reasoning, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third storey, and was picked up dead. Act 20:10 And Sha’ul, having gone down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not be upset, for his life is in him.” Act 20:12 And they brought the young man in alive, and were encouraged, not a little. Mat 27:51 And see, the veil of the Dwelling Place was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split, 12 Mat 27:52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the set-apart ones who had fallen asleep were raised, Mat 27:53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the set-apart city and appeared to many. After the Millennium Resurrection: Rev 20:5 (and the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended) From death to Eternal Life happens 3 times:  The Messiah – 1 Co 15:20 But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, and has become the first-fruit of those having fallen asleep.  The first fruits – 1 Co 15:23 And each in his own order: Messiah the first-fruit, then those who are of Messiah at His coming,  The rest of the dead during the White Throne Judgment period – Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne and Him who was sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Rev 20:14 And the death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Rev 20:15 And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. From death to Eternal Death (the lake of fire) – this happens once. Rev 20:11-15 See above 1. Eze 28:18 “You profaned your set-apart places by your many crookedness’s, by the unrighteousness of your trading. Therefore I brought forth fire from your midst. It has devoured you and I turned you to ashes upon the earth before the eyes of all who see you. Eze 28:19 “All who knew you among the peoples were astonished at you.

Waste you shall be and cease to be forever. Mal 4:1 “For look, the day shall come, burning like a furnace, and all the proud, and every wrongdoer shall be stubble. And the day that shall come shall burn them up,” said הוהי of hosts, “ which leaves to them neither root nor branch. 13 Mal 4:2 “But to you who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. And you shall go out and leap for joy like calves from the stall. Mal 4:3 “And you shall trample the wrongdoers, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” said הוהי of hosts. This dispels the false doctrine of an “ever-burning hell fire.” Mat 25:41 “He shall then also say to those on the left hand, ‘Go away from Me, accursed ones, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his messengers – The actual number of resurrections found in Scripture is 11, however, in summary, they all fall into only two types, Eternal Life or Eternal Death, however, this only applies after all of the Judgment periods are complete and after everyone has been judged by the same standard. Joh 5:28 “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the tombs shall hear His voice, John 5:29 and shall come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have practiced evil matters, to a resurrection of judgment. Act 24:14 “And this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing all that has been written in the Torah and in the Prophets, Act 24:15 having an expectation in Elohim, which they themselves also wait for, that there is to be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and the unrighteous. Act 24:16 “And in this I exercise myself to have a clear conscience toward Elohim and men always. QUALIFIERS We Must Meet to Obtain Eternal Life or Eternal Death Eternal Death: 1. Unrepentant Sin. 2. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah עשוהי our Master. 3. Mar 3:29 but he who blasphemes against the Set-apart Spirit has no forgiveness forever, but is subject to everlasting judgment,” 4. Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Set-apart Spirit, 5. Heb 6:5 and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the powers of the age to come, 6. Heb 6:6 and fall away, to renew them again to repentance – having impaled for themselves the Son of Elohim again, and put Him to open shame. 14 All the works of the flesh also bring about Eternal Death if not repented of.

They violate Torah and the Commandments. Gal 5:19 And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery,1 whoring, uncleanness, indecency, Gal 5:20 idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, Gal 5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practice a way of life such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim. Eternal Life: Keeping Torah: Deu 30:10 if you obey the voice of הוהי your Elohim, to guard His commands and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to הוהי your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being. Deu 30:11 “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off. Deu 30:12 “It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ Deu 30:13 “Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ Deu 30:14 “For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it. Deu 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil, Deu 30:16 in that I am commanding you today to love הוהי your Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to guard His commands, and His laws, and His right-rulings. And you shall live and increase, and הוהי your Elohim shall bless you in the land which you go to possess. Deu 30:17 “But if your heart turns away, and you do not obey, and shall be drawn away, and shall bow down to other mighty ones and serve them, Deu 30:18 “I have declared to you today that you shall certainly perish, you shall not prolong your days in the land which you are passing over the Yardĕn to enter and possess. 15 Deu 30:19 “I have called the heavens and the earth as witnesses today against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore you shall choose life, so that you live, both you and your seed, Deu 30:20 to love הוהי your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him – for He is your life and the length of your days – to dwell in the land which יהוה swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqob, to give them.” Sabbath and High Days: Mat 19:17 And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim. But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands. True Doctrines: Heb 6:1 Therefore, having left the word of the beginning of the Messiah, let us go on to perfection,1 not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of belief toward Elohim, Heb 6:2 of the teaching of immersions, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of everlasting judgment. Must Have Works of Service: Eph 2:8 For by favor/grace you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim, Eph 2:9 it is not by works, so that no one should boast. Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah עשוהי unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim, After we have grown and overcome and have His Mind and Character, we still fall short. Grace/favor will then make up the difference. **Works alone cannot save us, but without works, we can disqualify ourselves from the blessing of inheriting Eternal Life. Please notice the servant without works disqualified himself. Mat 25:29 ‘For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away. Mat 25:30 ‘And throw the worthless servant out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 16 Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief is dead without the works. Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works, (works of the flesh and works of righteousness.) Because we are judged according to our works, it is impossible to have works unless a person is alive. Judgment can only take place during one’s lifetime so aborted babies, babies and children who die during their lifetimes will be resurrected at the end of the millennium. Rev 20:5 and the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. We Must Overcome: Rev 2:26 “And he who overcomes, and guards My works until the end, to him I shall give authority over the nations, The Three Principle Things We Must Overcome Is: 1. Our Human Nature **These are all our works. Rom 8:4 so that the righteousness of the Torah should be completed in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Rom 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the matters of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the matters of the Spirit. Rom 8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace. Rom 8:7 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself 1 to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able, Rom 8:8 and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim. Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Gal 4:19 My little children, for whom I am again in birth pains until Messiah is formed in you, Php 2:5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah עשוהי, Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim. 2. Overcome Satan: 17 1 Jn 2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. Eph 6:10 For the rest, my brothers, be strong in the Master and in the mightiness of His strength. Eph 6:11 Put on the complete armour of Elohim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil. Eph 6:12 Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies. Eph 6:13 Because of this, take up the complete armour of Elohim, so that you have power to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:14 Stand, then, having girded your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Eph 6:15 and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace; Eph 6:16 above all, having taken up the shield of belief with which you shall have power to quench all the burning arrows of the wicked one. Eph 6:17 Take also the helmet of deliverance, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of Elohim, 3. Overcome the World – Who or What is First? Mat 16:26 “For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and loses his own life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim. Col 3:2 Mind the matters above, not those on the earth. Tit 2:12 instructing us to renounce wickedness and worldly lusts, and to live sensibly, righteously, and reverently in the present age, 1 Jn 2:15 Do not love the world nor that which is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 18 1 Jn 2:16 Because all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world. 1 Jn 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but the one doing the desire of Elohim remains forever. Mat 24:12 “And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold. Mat 24:13 “But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved. This is accomplished through diligent prayer, study, meditation and fasting. © Author: Larry Scher – Minister

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REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS

REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS:

Introduction to Seven Basic Doctrines of Heb 6:1-2

 We have begun a review of the lessons covered last year.  Enclosed is a list of the topics that were covered.  Anyone wanting a copy of any of these lessons, please let us know.  Repetition is one of the best ways to learn.  This is one reason that the Set Apart Days are repeated year after year.  Though I have been keeping these Days for over 40 years, the review of all of these subjects has increased my understanding as I am sure it will increase yours as we revisit these topics.

I will cover each set-apart Day in their proper sequence as they arrive. 

REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS

Introduction to Seven Basic Doctrines of Heb 6:1-2 We have begun a review of the lessons covered last year. Enclosed is a list of the topics that were covered. Anyone wanting a copy of any of these lessons, please let us know. Repetition is one of the best ways to learn. This is one reason that the Set Apart Days are repeated year after year. Though I have been keeping these Days for over 40 years, the review of all of these subjects has increased my understanding as I am sure it will increase yours as we revisit these topics. I will cover each set-apart Day in their proper sequence as they arrive. I will also supplement these topics with other topics as they are requested or I see a need arise. I am also thinking of a topic about Satan called “Know Your Enemy. This Sabbath’s Lesson is nine pages so it will probably take 2 Sabbaths to cover it. Every Sabbath, we have had some kind of technical or electrical problem. Please pray for a problem free Sabbath and for others to join us.

SEVEN BASIC DOCTRINES OF HEBREW

6:1-2 The Seven Basic Doctrines are: Repentance from dead works, Faith toward YAH, immersion, Laying on of Hands, Going on to Perfection, Eternal Judgment, and the Resurrection of the Dead. We have all studied the set-apart Days and their meanings. We have kept the Passover, the Night to be Much Remembered, the First Day of Unleavened Bread and we will soon be observing the Last Day of Unleavened Bread. As many of you have commented, the actual observation of the Days brings a much deeper understanding and vision of YAH’s plan of Salvation for all mankind. The basic doctrines reveal the conversion process that gives the power and understanding that actually bring about the real fulfillment of the Holy Days. As we have discovered in previous studies, what mainstream Christianity teaches is very different than what the truth of Scripture reveals and so it will be with the seven Basic Doctrines. The world doesn’t understand what they really need to repent of, or what kind of Faith is needed for Salvation, or the correct biblical way to be baptized and receive His Set Apart Spirit, as it is not generally taught or practiced. The first Doctrine is:

Gal 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, sedition’s, heresies, 21 Envying s, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of ELohim.

What is Repentance from Dead Works/What is Real Repentance? Repentance means to change. In this case, a change of one’s heart and mind from sin to putting sin out; from evil to doing good. Examples of Dead Works are found in: Gal 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, sedition’s, heresies, 21 Envying s, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of ELohim Ephesians 2:1-5 – And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of 2 the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

4 But ELOHIM, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Messiah, (by favor ye are saved;) Sinful practices are called dead works. Dead works are any sinful practices that would lead us to spiritual death rather than eternal life. See Prov 21:16 below.

6 Prov 21:16 – The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. Real repentance is when a miracle occurs that gives Spiritual Sightedness for a person to see and understand themselves and repent of the things they previously didn’t even understand were sin. Real repentance comes from YAH.

7 Rom 2:4 – Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering; not knowing that the goodness of ELOHIM leadeth thee to repentance?

John 6:44, 65 – No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Vs 65 – And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. The power of the set-apart Spirit begins to work with our minds to teach and convict us of sin.

Many people are not even aware or know when the process of real repentance begins. It starts with our calling. John 6:44, 65 – No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Vs 65 – And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. The power of the set-apart Spirit begins to work with our minds to teach and convict us of sin.

John 14:17 – Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth it not, neither knoweth it: but ye know it; for it dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. When we are ready for immersion the Spirit will then be in us by the laying on of hands after immersion for our sins. Verse 17 says it is the spirit of truth which the world can not receive. It is only those whom the Father is calling and granting repentance to that are able to receive His Spirit.

2 Cor 7:10 – For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 3 Real repentance is when the Set Apart Spirit convicts us of truth in such a way that we are truly pricked in our hearts.

Matt 13:10, 15-16 – And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? Vs 15-16 – For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. We are given eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart that can understand and turn from sin and be converted and be healed spiritually. This is the miracle of a real repentant heart.

2 Cor 7:10 – For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 3 Real repentance is when the Set Apart Spirit convicts us of truth in such a way that we are truly pricked in our hearts.

Acts 2:36-38 – Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that ELOHIM hath made the same YAHSHUA, whom ye have crucified, both ADONAI and Messiah. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be immersed every one of you in the name of YAHSHUA Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Set Apart Spirit. Verse 36 says we have all crucified Yahshua. He had to die for even our smallest sins.

Rom 6:23 says the wages of sin is death. Unless a person really repents and is baptized, they have the death penalty hanging over their heads. How does one really feel who is being brought to true repentance?

Rom 6:23 says the wages of sin is death. Unless a person really repents and is baptized, they have the death penalty hanging over their heads. How does one really feel who is being brought to true repentance?

Job 42:1-6 – Then Job answered YAH, and said, 2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. 3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Job 1:8 – And YAH said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth ELOHIM, and escheweth evil? In Job 1:8, even YAH said of Job – he was perfect and upright. This was from an outward, physical appearance. Yet Job, in his heart, was not right with YAH. He needed to be humbled to see himself in comparison to his Creator. He could not see his own self-righteousness. In verses 5 and 6 it took a great humbling for Job to become spiritually sighted enough to see how Great YAH was and how insignificant he was. Matt 19:16-17 – And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, ELOHIM: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. When one called Yahshua good he said only one was good – YAH. Worldly repentance, as taught by the churches of this world, teaches one need only believe to receive eternal life. Yahshua said if we are to enter into life, we should keep the commandments. This includes the Sabbath Day. Ex 31:13 – Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YAH that doth sanctify you. The Sabbath sign is to identify YAH’s true covenant people. We are sanctified by it as well which means we are set apart to be set-apart as He is set apart.

Ex 31:13 – Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YAH that doth sanctify you.

4 I Pet 1:15-16 – But as he which hath called you is set apart, so be ye set apart in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye set apart; for I am set apart. We have a special calling for a special purpose. I Pet 2:9 – But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light Those who have not really repented of breaking the Sabbath, not keeping the set-apart Days and have participated in pagan worship like Christmas, Easter and Halloween and other pagan celebrations and the traditions of men are worshiping Yahshua in vain.

Matt 15:9 – But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matt 7:21-23 – Not everyone that saith unto me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Iniquity means lawlessness)

This means all those who teach the law is done away. One must now ask themselves – “Have I really repented of these things?” “Am I truly sorry for breaking His commandments?” In the past, did I really understand what real repentance was? Now that I am willing to repent of the past, what do I do now? Luke 3:8 – Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That ELOHIM is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Repentance and putting sin out of our lives is a life-long part of the conversion process. Next we will study faith towards YAH and Immersion.

Acts 3:19 – Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of YAH. Also because we have repented properly and are willing to surrender our lives and obey him, He promises the gift of the Set Apart Spirit.

Immersion is a covenant or contractual relationship with our Savior. The terms and conditions of that contract we will cover in detail in the next lesson. In brief though, when we meet the condition of “fruit meet for repentance” that is real repentance as a qualifying pre-requisite for baptism. He then, promises to give us the gift of the Set Apart Spirit – to convert us and blot out our sins.

Acts 3:19 – Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of YAH. Also because we have repented properly and are willing to surrender our lives and obey him, He promises the gift of the Set Apart Spirit. Acts 5:32 – And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom ELOHIM hath given to them that obey him. 5 This study is a beginning study on repentance and will help lay a foundation of repentance from dead works. Here are some additional scriptures for your study on repentance, both old and new testament.

INDIVIDUAL REPENTANCE

Job 42:5-6 – I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

The following is a scriptural reference for the subject of repentance. It will be of immense help to all of us. Please notice that even when taken captive that YAH will influence their enemies to have compassion upon them.

1 Kings 8:46-51, 60-61 – If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; 47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; 48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: 49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, 50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them: 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: Vs 60-61 – That all the people of the earth may know that YAH is ELOHIM, and that there is none else. 61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with YAH our ELOHIM, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Job 42:5-6 – I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. Jer. 8:5-6 – Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. 6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

Ezek 14:5-11 – That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith YAH; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

Ezek 14:5-11 – That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith YAH; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations. 7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I YAH will answer him by myself: 8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am YAH. 9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I YAH have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. 10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the 6 punishment of him that seeketh unto him; 11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their ELOHIM, saith YAH.

Joel 2 :12-14 – Therefore also now, saith YAH, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto YAH your ELOHIM: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto YAH your ELOHIM?

Ezek 18:30-32 – Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith YAH. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith YAH: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Joel 2 :12-14 – Therefore also now, saith YAH, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto YAH your ELOHIM: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto YAH your ELOHIM?

Matt 3:1-2, 8 , 11 – In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Vs 8 – Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: Vs 11 – I indeed immersed you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall immerse you with the Set Apart Spirit, and with fire Matt 4:17 – From that time YAHSHUA began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt 9:12-13 – But when YAHSHUA heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Matt 11:20 – Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

Matt 12:41 – The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here Matt 21:32 – The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here Mark 1:4, 15 – John did immerse in the wilderness, and preach the immersion of repentance for the remission of sins. Vs 15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of EL is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Luke 17:3-4 – Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Mark 2:17 – When YAHSHUA heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mark 6:12 – And they went out, and preached that men should repent. Luke 3:8 – Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That ELOHIM is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 7 Luke 5:32 – I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 13:1-3 – There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And YAHSHUA answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 15:7, 10 – I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Vs 10 – Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of ELOHIM over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 17:3-4 – Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Acts 3:19 – Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of YAH.

Luke 24:47 – And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Acts 2:38-39 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be immersed every one of you in the name of YAHSHUA Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Set Apart Spirit. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as YAH our ELOHIM shall call. Acts 3:19 – Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of YAH.

Acts 5:30-32 – The ELOHIM of our fathers raised up YAHSHUA, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath ELOHIM exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom ELOHIM hath given to them that obey him. Acts 11:18 – When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified ELOHIM, saying, Then hath EL also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

Acts 13:24 – When John had first preached before His coming the Immersion of repentance to all the people of Israel. (This was John the Baptist who preached prior to Yahshua’s coming)

Acts 17:30-31 – And the times of this ignorance ELOHIM winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: 31 Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. **Acts 19:1-6 – And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Set Apart Spirit since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Set Apart Spirit. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye Immersed? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4 Then said Paul, John verily immersed with the immersion of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Messiah YAHSHUA. 5 When they heard this, they were 8 baptized in the name of YAHSHUA. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Set Apart Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 26:20 – But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to ELOHIM, and do works meet for repentance.

Rom 11:29 – For the gifts and calling of ELOHIM are without repentance.

Rom 2:4 – Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of ELOHIM leadeth thee to repentance? Rom 11:29 – For the gifts and calling of ELOHIM are without repentance. 2 Cor 7:9-11 – Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. **(Please notice this scripture gives you what the correct type of Yahly sorrow is all about and how a person should feel during the repentance process) **2 Tim 2:25-26 – In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if ELOHIM peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. **Heb 6:4-6 – For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Set Apart Spirit, 5 And have tasted the good word of ELOHIM, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of ELOHIM afresh, and put him to an open shame. II Pet 3:9 – YAH is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Rev 2:5, 16, – Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Vs 16 – Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev 3:3, 19 – Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Vs 19 – As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. SCRIPTURES ON TURN AWAY:

Exo 10:16 Pharaoh then called for Mosheh and Aharon in haste, and said, “I have sinned against יהוה your Elohim and against you. 9 Exo 10:17 “And now, please forgive my sin only this once, and pray to יהוה your Elohim, that He would only turn away this death from me.”

Deu 28:14 “And do not turn aside from any of the Words which I am commanding you today, right or left, to go after other mighty ones to serve them.

Exo 10:18 And he went out from Pharaoh and prayed to יהוה . Exo 10:19 And יהוה turned a very strong west wind, which took the locusts away and blew them into the Sea of Reeds. Not one locust was left within all the border of Mitsrayim. Num 16:26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Please turn away from the tents of these wrong men! Do not touch whatever belongs to them, lest you be consumed in all their sins.”

Num 16:30 “But if יהוה creates what is unheard of, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the grave, then you shall know that these men have scorned יהוה “. Num 16:31 And it came to be, as he ended speaking all these words, that the ground under them split apart, Num 16:32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Qoraḥ, with all their goods. Num 32:14 “And see, you have risen in your father’s place, an increase of men, sinners, to add still more the burning displeasure of יהוה against Yisra’ĕl.

Num 32:15 “For if you turn away from following Him, He shall once again leave them in the wilderness, and you shall destroy all these people.”

Deu 4:8 “And what great nation is there that has such laws and righteous right-rulings like all this Torah which I set before you this day? Deu 4:9 “Only, guard yourself, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and your grandchildren. Deu 4:10 “The day when you stood before יהוה your Elohim in Ḥorĕb, יהוה said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me and I make them hear My Words, so that they learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and teach them to their children.’ Deu 11:26 ‘See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: Deu 11:27 the blessing, when you obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I command you today;

Deu 11:28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other mighty ones which you have not known. Deu 17:11 “Do according to the Torah in which they teach you, according to the right-ruling which they say to you. You do not turn to the right or to the left from the word which they declare to you. Deu 17:12 “And the man who acts arrogantly, so as not to listen to the priest who stands to serve there before יהוה your Elohim, or to the judge, that man shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Yisra’ĕl.

Jdg 2:20 And the displeasure of יהוה burned against Yisra’ĕl, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant that I commanded their fathers, and has not obeyed My voice

Deu 23:14 “For יהוה your Elohim walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you. Therefore your camp shall be set-apart, so that He does not see unclean matter among you, and shall turn away from you. Deu 28:14 “And do not turn aside from any of the Words which I am commanding you today, right or left, to go after other mighty ones to serve them. 10 Deu 28:15 “And it shall be, if you do not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard to do all His commands and His laws which I command you today, that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you:

Deu 30:3 then יהוה your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where יהוה your Elohim has scattered you. Deu 30:4 “If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under the heavens, from there יהוה your Elohim does gather you, and from there He does take you. Deu 30:5 “And יהוה your Elohim shall bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. And He shall do good to you, and increase you more than your fathers.

Deu 30:6 “And יהוה your Elohim shall circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being, so that you might live, Deu 31:29 “For I know that after my death you shall do very corruptly and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil shall come to you in the latter days, because you do what is evil in the eyes of יהוה ,to provoke Him through the work of your hands.” Jos 1:5 “No man is going to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Mosheh, so I am with you. I do not fail you nor forsake you. Jos 1:6 “Be strong and courageous, for you are to let this people inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Jos 1:7 “Only be strong and very courageous, to guard to do according to all the Torah which Mosheh My servant commanded you. Do not turn from it right or left, so that you act wisely wherever you go. Jos 1:8 “Do not let this Book of the Torah depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you guard to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and act wisely.

Jos 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, nor be discouraged, for יהוה your Elohim is with you wherever you go. Jos 7:12 “And the sons of Yisra’ĕl shall not be able to stand before their enemies. They are going to turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. I am not with you any more, unless you destroy that which is under the ban from your midst Jos 7:15 ‘And it shall be that he who is taken with that which is under the ban is burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of יהוה ,and because he has committed wickedness in Yisra’ĕl.’

Jos 23:6 “And you shall be very strong to guard and to do all that is written in the Book of the Torah Jos 23:6 “And you shall be very strong to guard and to do all that is written in the Book of the Torah of Mosheh, so as not to turn aside from it right or left, of Mosheh, so as not to turn aside from it right or left, Jos 23:11 “And you shall diligently guard yourselves, to love יהוה your Elohim Jos 23:12 “But if you do turn back at all, and cling to the remnant of these nations, these that remain among you, and intermarry with them, and go in to them and they to you,

Jos 23:13 know for certain that יהוה your Elohim shall no longer drive these nations out from before you. And they shall be snares and traps to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, 11 Jdg 2:18 And when יהוה raised up rulers for them, יהוה was with the ruler and saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the ruler, for יהוה had compassion on their groaning because of those who oppressed them and crushed them. Jdg 2:19 And it came to be, when the ruler was dead, that they would turn back and do more corruptly than their fathers, to go after other mighty ones, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not refrain from their practices and from their stubborn way.

Jdg 2:20 And the displeasure of יהוה burned against Yisra’ĕl, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant that I commanded their fathers, and has not obeyed My voice, Jdg 2:21 I also shall no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Yehoshua left when he died, Jdg 2:22 in order to try1 Yisra’ĕl by them, whether they would guard the way of יהוה ,to walk in them their fathers guarded them, or not until you perish from this good land which יהוה your Elohim has given you. Jdg 2:23 So יהוה left those nations, without driving them out at once, and did not give them into the hand of Yehoshua. 1 Sa 12:24 “Only fear יהוה ,and you shall serve Him in truth with all your heart, for consider what marvels He has done for you. 1Sa 12:25 “But if you persist in doing evil, both you and your sovereign are consumed.”

1 Sa 12:19 And all the people said to Shemu’ĕl, “Pray for your servants to יהוה your Elohim, that we do not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil of asking for ourselves a sovereign.” 1Sa 12:20 And Shemu’ĕl said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this evil. Only, do not turn aside from following יהוה .And you shall serve יהוה with all your heart, 1Sa 12:21 and do not turn aside after worthless matters which do not profit or deliver, for they are worthless.

1 Sa 12:22 “For יהוה would not cast away His people, for His great Name’s sake, seeing it has pleased יהוה to make you His people. 1 Sa 12:23 “Also, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against יהוה in ceasing to pray for you, but I shall teach you the good and straight way. David’s sin of murdering Uriyah was pre-meditated. David was forgiven, however there was a price to pay. He chose to fall into the hands of YAH and would have to live with the sword in his house. Read Psalm 51 which was his prayer of repentance. His sin, which was repented of, gives us all hope for the forgiveness of our sins. 2 Sa 11:15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriyah in the front of the heaviest battle, and you shall turn away from him, and he shall be smitten and shall die.” 2 Sa 11:16 And it came to be, as Yo’ab watched the city, that he appointed Uriyah to the place where he knew there were brave men. 2Sa 11:17 And the men of the city came out and fought with Yo’ab. And some of the people of the servants of Dawid fell. And Uriyah the Ḥittite also died. 2Sa 11:18 And Yo’ab sent and reported to Dawid all the events of the battle,

© Author: Larry Scher – Minister – 12-7-2017

GOING ON TO PERFECTION

Going on to Perfection:

Perfection is the rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words.  The fundamental idea is that of completeness.  Absolute perfection is an attribute of YHWH alone.  In the highest sense, He alone is complete or wanting nothing.  His perfection is eternal and without defect.   It is the ground and standard of all other perfection.  (See Job 36:4, 37:16, and Matt 5:48)  A relative perfection is also ascribed to YHWH’s works.

Perfection is the rendering of several Hebrew. and Greek words. The fundamental idea is that
of completeness. Absolute perfection is an attribute of YHWH alone. In the highest sense, He alone is complete or wanting nothing. His perfection is eternal and without defect. It is the ground and standard of all other perfection. (See Job 36:4, 37:16, and Matt 5:48) A relative perfection is also ascribed to YHWH’s works. It is also either ascribed to men or required of them. This is meant as a complete conformity to those requirements as to character and conduct that YHWH has appointed.

This has reference to the government of YHWH that takes account of man’s present debilitated
condition. However, true believers may be perfect even in this life, but must wait for perfection in a larger sense in the life that is to come. Man’s present perfection relates to their union with Yahshua through the Spirit working in them. The believer acquires perfection because our Father sees us through Yahshua’s perfection working in us. Definitions of Perfection:
5046 – Teleios – Finished, that which has reached its end, complete, full, wanting in nothing. When used in a moral sense of YHWH’s expectation of us it means completely blameless.

It also means that you keep yourself unspotted from the world.
It also means a person who is full age, full grown in mind and understanding, and knowledge of the truth, in faith and virtue. One who has reached moral maturity – a person who is obedient in Yahshua.
The perfect love is mature, not lacking boldness or confidence and therefore not hampered by insecurity, anxiety or fear which are characteristic of immature love.
2294 – tharsos – Cheerful mind, courage. To have confidence, to be of good cheer, cheerfulness in connection with showing mercy.
2 4136 – plerophoria – to fulfill, perfect, full conviction, full assurance, complete understanding.
These words may not say “perfect”, but their scriptural context has the same meaning. In very simple terms they all refer to one being complete or mature. We are described in James 5:7 as the precious fruit of the earth. (Be patient therefore, Brethren, unto the coming of Yahshua.

Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain). Pentecost is called the Feast of First fruits. When we walk in newness of life in obedience to the scriptures, we become mature fruit ready for harvest, i.e. ready for eternal life as part of the ruling family in the Kingdom of YHWH.
Luke brings out the same principle as James did. Luke 8:14-15 – And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring forth no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

What is the purpose or goal of this completeness or perfection?
Eph 4:12-13 – For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Messiah: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the  knowledge of the Son of ELOHIM, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah:
We are to become like Yahshua – to have His mind, His character, the fruit of His Spirit.
He wants to marry someone just like Him to form the perfect bond of oneness just like He has with His Father.
3 John 17:22 – And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
We are not only to be perfect like Yahshua, we are to be perfect like our heavenly Father.
Matt 5:48 – Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
The word Be in the Greek means “will be” or come to pass. Heb 6:1 says we are to go on to perfection. It is a journey or a process also known as the conversion process where we go from being carnally minded to becoming spiritually minded with Yahshua’s mind and maturity, by exercising the use of scripture in our life experiences.

We may think the things we have covered these last three months are meat, however, until we learn to go from observing these things in the letter to discerning and observing these things in the Spirit, it is still just milk.
Heb 5:12-14 – For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of ELOHIM; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Full age is Strong’s #5046 which is the same word meaning mature, perfect and complete. So we see again, having our senses exercised is this process of going on to perfection.

Rom 12:1-2 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of ELOHIM, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto EL, which is your  4 reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of ELOHIM.

The process of perfection takes willingness on our part to sacrifice ourselves in service to others – to give of our time in prayer and study, filling our minds with His Spirit and truth – to transform ourselves into His fullness and stature. This is His will for us.
Col 4:12 – Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of MASHIYACH, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of ELOHIM

2 Tim 3:16-17 – All scripture is given by inspiration of ELOHIM, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of EL may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
This is also achieved through the transforming power of prayer.
I Pet 5:10 – But the ELOHIM of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Messiah YAHSHUA, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
When we are perfected, we will not only be one with Yahshua and the Father, but we will share their glory.
John 17:22 – And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Rom 8:17 – And if children, then heirs; heirs of ELOHIM, and joint-heirs with Messiah; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

5 Rom 8:17 also confirms the same process we must be willing to suffer as Yahshua did so we can become perfect as He is perfect.
Heb 2:10 – For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Yahshua suffered as our example. We must also be willing to share that suffering. As we grow and mature towards perfection, others become jealous and envious as they foolishly compare themselves among themselves.
II Cor 10:12 – For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Yahshua was the paragon of perfection and was despised more than any man ever has been.

Isa 53:3-6 – He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of ELOHIM, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we
have turned everyone to his own way; and YHWH hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isa 59:15 – Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and YHWH saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
6 Psalm 64:2-5 – Hear my voice, O ELOHIM, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4 that they may shoot in secret at the perfect:
suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, who shall see them?
Those who go on to perfection and come out of this world’s idolatry, false religions and Babylonian forms of governments, bring persecutions on themselves. Satan hates the perfection YHWH is developing in mankind. He will try to thwart YHWH’s plan every chance he gets.

Job 1:8-12 – And YHWH said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth ELOHIM, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered YHWH, and said, Doth Job fear ELOHIM for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12 And YHWH said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of YHWH.
YHWH used this trial to humble and perfect Job even more.

Job 42:1-6 – Then Job answered YHWH, and said, 2 I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be with holden from thee. 3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
7 All of those who are willing to submit to the “perfection process” will be blessed with spiritual fruit.
Ps 37:37 – Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

James 1:3-4 – Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
I John 4:17-18 – Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
So we see here that the fruit of perfection is peace, sound mindedness, faith, love and good works.
The perfection journey is a life-long pursuit and will only be completed through YHWH’s grace and promises. The Apostle Paul, 25 years after he was converted, still was struggling with his human nature.
Rom 7:14-25 – 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
22 For I delight in the law of ELOHIM after the inward man: 23 But I see another law 8 in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank EL through YAHSHUA Messiah our
ADONAI. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of ELOHIM; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Paul knew that even as mature as he was or any of us will become, it is YHWH that will complete the process and keep His promises.
Philip 3:12-15 – Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Messiah YAHSHUA. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of ELOHIM in Messiah YAHSHUA. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye be otherwise minded, ELOHIM shall reveal even
this unto you.
Paul understood his high calling and wasn’t going to let anything deter him from completing it.
Prov 2:21 – For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

2 Cor 13:11 – Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the ELOHIM of love and peace shall be with you.
Heb 11:38-40 – (Of whom the world was not worthy 🙂 they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And these all, having obtained a 9 good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 ELOHIM having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Conclusion: Going on to perfection is a journey that will produce much spiritual fruit and blessings. It will develop Yahshua’s mind in us and give us peace, love and faith along the way. Ultimately we must have the faith and vision to know He will finish the process.
Philip 1:6 – Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of YAHSHUA Messiah:
“His day” is His return for us as His bride.
Heb 12:22-23 – But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living EL, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to ELOHIM the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, Ours is a heavenly calling – the first fruits to be first-born and made perfect.
© Author: Larry Scher – Minister – 12-7-2017

 

YHWH’S PLAN FOR MANKIND

YHWH’S PLAN FOR MANKIND is represented in the following wheel, 
Called https://youtu.be/9pE25YYDkEs
Repentance https://youtu.be/mUHjVvgLkLc
Faith http://yahsassembly.org/2018/01/11/believe-towards-yah/
Immersion http://yahsassembly.org/2017/08/31/immersion/
Laying on Hands http://yahsassembly.org/2017/08/31/immersion/
Receiving His Spirit https://youtu.be/vvQ1Kh49Xqk
Going on to Perfection http://yahsassembly.org/2017/12/11/going-on-to-perfection/
Resurrections http://yahsassembly.org/2017/12/11/resurrection/

http://yahsassembly.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/arrows-on-the-wheel-finaldraft.pdf

YHWH’S PLAN FOR MANKIND

As we begin to explain Yah’s Plan for Mankind, we need to begin with the first Scripture related to His Plan

  • The Father and the Son created everything.
  • Rev 13:8  And all those dwelling on the earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the slain Lamb, from the foundation of the world shall worship him.

Gen 1:1  In the beginning Elohim (plural noun) created the heavens and the earth.

Gen 1:26  And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the ground.”Gen 1:27  And Elohim created the man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him – male and female He created them.  

YHWH’S PLAN FOR MANKIND

Introduction:
As we begin to explain Yah’s Plan for Mankind, we need to begin with the first Scripture related to His Plan.
The Father and the Son created everything.
Rev 13:8 And all those dwelling on the earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the slain Lamb, from the foundation of the world shall worship him.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning Elohim (plural noun) created the heavens and the earth.Gen 1:26 And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let
them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the ground.”

YHWH´S PLAN FOR MANKIND. FAITH TOWARDS YHWH.

2 Gen 1:27 And Elohim created the man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him – male and female He created them.
No other creatures or creations are made in their images or posses the spirit in man.
1  Co 2:11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? So also, the thoughts of Elohim no one has known, except the Spirit of Elohim.
The spirit in man, according to scientific research, gives man a superior intelligence above all other creatures in this physical dimension.
There is a lot of speculation about spirit beings and alien beings in YHWH’s throne room called Seraphim and Kerubim.

Isa 6:2 Above it stood seraphim. Each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
Exo 25:18 “And you shall make two kerubim of gold, make them of beaten work, at the two ends of the lid of atonement.
Exo 25:19 “And make one kerub at one end, and the other kerub at the other end. Make the kerubim from the lid of atonement, at its two ends.
Exo 25:20 “And the kerubim shall be spreading out their wings above, covering the lid of atonement with their wings, with their faces toward each other, the faces of the kerubim turned toward the lid of atonement.
Rev 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures, covered with eyes in front and in back.
Rev 4:7 And the first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature like a calf, and the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
Rev 4:8 And the four living creatures, each having six wings, were covered with eyes around and within.

Rev 4:9 And when the living creatures give esteem and respect and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
Rev 5:11 And I looked, and I heard the voice of many messengers around the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders. And the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,

Rev 5:12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and respect and esteem and blessing!”

Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in the heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying, “To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb, be the blessing and the respect and the esteem and the might, forever and ever!”
Rev 5:14 And the four living creatures said, “Hallelujah And the twenty-four elders fell down and bowed before Him who lives forever and ever.
Physical Beings Called Nephilim:
3 Gen 6:1 And it came to be, when men began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
Gen 6:2 that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men, that they were good. And they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
Gen 6:3 And יהוה said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever in his going astray. He is flesh, and his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Gen 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, the men of name.
Num 13:33 “And we saw there the Nephilim, sons of Anaq, of the Nephilim. And we were like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and so we were in their eyes.”
Then we have the entire host of fallen beings that have rebelled against YHWH and followed Satan (maybe millions/billions of them). No human really knows how many there may be.
I have personally seen demons manifest themselves in various shapes and then disappear. It is not hard to imagine all the various sightings and speculations about these beings and U.F.O.’s. It is however, plain by reading the Scriptures that none of these beings are human or created for the
same purpose or reasons humans were created. It seems these beings, like human beings, were also given free moral agency. They are also a completed creation and their destiny and purpose is much different than that of  human beings. Only humans were created in His Image. When opur
reason for being born is complete, and we fulfill our destiny, we will be like our Creator. We will possess His Mind, His Character and the Fruit of His Spirit. We will also be composed of His Spirit completely. We will no longer be in the flesh. We will be completely changed into a Spirit Being that
possesses Eternal Life just like our Creator and YHWH.
1 Co 15:49 And as we have borne the likeness of the earthy, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly.
1 Co 15:50 And this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood is unable to inherit the reign of Elohim, neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Co 15:51 See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 1 Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Co 15:53 For this corruptible has to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality.
1 Co 15:54 And when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall come to be the word that has been written, “Death is swallowed up in overcoming.”
This will happen at Yahshua’s return. Those with Him have been tried and tested by the human experience.
Rev 17:14 “They shall fight with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for He is Master of masters and Sovereign of sovereigns. And those with Him are called, and chosen, and trustworthy.”
They have prepared themselves to be His Bride!

4 Rev 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him praise, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife prepared herself.”
This is all part of our reward. We do not go to heaven after we die. We simply sleep until we are resurrected just as Yahshua was resurrected after His death. He is our example in everything.
Joh 3:13 “And no one has gone up into the heaven except He who came down from the heaven – the Son of Adam.
When we receive Eternal Life, we will rule and reign with Yahshua for a thousand years.
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to יהושע and because of the Word of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon
their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years.
This will take place on earth.
Rev 5:10 and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.
After this, there will be the “White Throne Judgment Period.”
Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne and Him who was sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened.
And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and She’ol gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
Rev 20:14 And Death and She’ol were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. After the above happens, we then have the New Jerusalem and the New Heavens and New Earth.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a renewed heaven and a renewed earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more.
Rev 21:2 And I, Yoḥanan, saw the set-apart city, renewed Yerushalayim, coming down out of the heaven from Elohim, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the heaven saying, “See, the Booth of Elohim is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Elohim Himself shall be with them and be their Elohim.
Rev 21:4 “And Elohim shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying. And there shall be no more pain, for the former matters have passed away.”
Rev 21:5 And He who was sitting on the throne said, “See, I make all matters new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and trustworthy.”
5 Rev 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End.
To the one who thirsts I shall give of the fountain of the water of life without payment.
Rev 21:7 “The one who overcomes shall inherit all this, and I shall be his Elohim and he shall be My Son. This is all part of our inheritance.
Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Elohim, Rom 8:17 and if children, also heirs – truly heirs of Elohim, and co-heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, in order that we also be exalted together.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the esteem that is to be revealed in us.

The exact details, we will find out as we share eternity.
Now that we have revealed the end of YHWH’s Plan for mankind – like any plan or goal, there are stepping stones or objectives we must meet along the way, to achieve the purpose for which we were created.
Hos 6:1 ‘Come, and let us turn back to יהוה .For He has torn but He does heal us, He has stricken but He binds us up.
Hos 6:2 After two days He shall revive us, on the third day He shall raise us up, so that we live before Him.
Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief is dead without the works.
Mat 25:13 “Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Adam is coming,
Mat 25:14 for it is like a man going from home, who called his own servants and delivered his possessions to them.
Mat 25:15 “And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability, and went from home.
Mat 25:16 “And he who had received the five talents went and worked with them, and made another five talents.
Mat 25:17 “In the same way, he with the two also, he gained two more.
Mat 25:18 “But he who had received the one went away and dug in the ground, and hid the silver of his master.
Mat 25:19 “And after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
Mat 25:20 “And he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents. See, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ Mat 25:21 “And his master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Mat 25:22 “Then he who had received two talents came and said, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents. See, I have gained two more talents besides them.
Mat 25:23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.
6 Mat 25:24 “And the one who had received the one talent also came and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed, Mat 25:25 and being afraid, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.

Mat 25:26 “And his master answering, said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
Mat 25:27 Then you should have put my silver with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
Mat 25:28 Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to him who possesses ten talents.
Mat 25:29 ‘For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly;
but from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away.

Mat 25:30 And throw the worthless servant out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 25:31 “And when the Son of Adam comes in His esteem, and all the set-apart messengers with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His esteem.
Mat 25:32 “And all the nations shall be gathered before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33 “And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Mat 25:34 “Then the Sovereign shall say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the reign prepared for you from the foundation of the world Mat 25:35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in,
Mat 25:36 was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.
Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, praising Elohim with a loud voice,
Luke 17:16 and he fell down upon his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Shomeroni.
Luke 17:17 And יהושע answering, said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
Luke 17:18 “Was no one found to return to give praise to Elohim, except this foreigner?
Even though we are saved by favor, we must still have good works.
Eph 2:8 For by favour you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim,
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah יהושע unto good works, which Elohim
prepared beforehand that w  should walk in them.
Our good works develop His Mind and Character in us and also prove our faithfulness.
Mat 19:17 And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim.
But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands.
7 We are judged according to our works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and She’ol gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
There are many more Scriptures that show we must do more than simply believe. Works cannot earn us our deliverance, but without them, we cannot develop into the kind of person that is ready to rule in His Family in the Kingdom of YHWH.
Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Yahshua be formed in you.