BELIEF TOWARDS YAH

BELIEF TOWARDS YAHWEH

    The Heart of The Matter

 

In the last Bible Study, we covered

Repentance from Dead Works. The Basic Doctrines have a parallel meaning with the Feast Days. Both reveal the plan of Redemption for mankind. They are chronological steps that we live out as we fulfill the meaning and purpose of our calling.

Repentance from Dead Works, astonishing as it may seem, is coming out of the world’s false and pagan religious systems. It begins with the Set-apart Spirit working with our hearts and minds, as the Father draws us to Himself and His way of life, to reveal the real truth of Scripture.

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.

Verse 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.

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.

This calling and the Set-apart Spirit gives us spiritual sightedness to see that our past beliefs were false and need to be repented of, along with our personal sins and short- comings. We need to have faith towards Yah to bring us to the next step in the Redemption process. This process also imparts belief to us which is one of the fruits of the Set-apart Spirit.

Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, belief,

At this point, the Set-apart Spirit is only with us and is not in us until after Immersion. It can still impart the belief needed to repent of Dead Works, to have our sins forgiven, be immersed and have the Set-apart Spirit put inside of us.

2 Timothy 1:6 – Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of Elohim, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Belief towards Yahweh is expressed by our actions or works in the Repentance process.

James 2:18 But someone might say, “You have belief, and I have works.” Show me your belief without your works, and I shall show you my belief by my works.

James 2:19 You believe that Elohim is one. You do well. The demons also believe – and shudder!

James 2:20 But do you wish to know, O foolish man, that the belief without the works is dead?

James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father declared right by works when he offered Isaac his son on the slaughter-place?

James 2:22 Do you see that the belief was working with his works, and by the works the belief was perfected?

James 2:23 And the Scripture was filled which says, “Abraham believed Elohim, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness And He called him, “he who loves Elohim.”

James 2:24 You see, then, that a man is declared right by works, and not by belief alone.

James 2:25 In the same way, was not Rahab the whore also declared right by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief is dead without the works.

Mark 1:5 – And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all immersed of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

The time is at hand for you to now believe because I am sharing with all of you the true Good News.

Ephesians 2:8 – For by His favor are ye saved through belief; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of Elohim:

He is offering us His favor and His belief. It is part of His calling and His goodness to us to offer us Repentance.

Romans 2:4 – Or despises thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of Elohim leadeth us to repentance?

Belief comes from hearing and studying His Word. We must stay immersed in His Word.

Romans 10:17 – So then belief cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of Yahweh.

Acts 17:11-12 – These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also, of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

IMMERSION IS A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP/CONTRACT:

This Covenant or contract is between two or more parties. It is an agreement where each party agrees to do something in exchange for something each party wants.

YAHSHUA AND THE FATHER DID THE FOLLOWING SO THEY COULD CREATE A COVENANT WITH US:

John 3:16 – For Elohim so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Our Father sacrificed His only Son.

Colossians 1:20-23 – And, having made peace through the blood of his stake, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

21 And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you Set-apart and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

23 If ye continue in the belief grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Good News, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

He sacrificed Himself to bring peace and reconciliation by the atoning of His blood for all mankind.

Hebrews 9:22, 26 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Vs 26 – For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

1 Peter 2:24 – Who his own self bares our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

His sacrifice is for the forgiveness of our sins and our healing – both physical and spiritual. He did these things for us so His Blood Covenant with us would give us the current status of being His children once we receive His Spirit.

Romans 8:14-17 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of EL, they are the sons of Elohim.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of Elohim

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.

As we grow and mature, we then are preparing ourselves thus making ourselves ready, to be His Bride.

Ephesians 4:13-15 – Till we all come in the unity of the belief, and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Messiah:

Revelation 19:7 – Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

This makes us one with the Father and Yahshua and qualifies us to be part of the Ruling – Royal Family.

John 17:22-23 – And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

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.

1 Peter 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;

Revelation 2:26 – And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Revelation 20:4 – And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahshua, and for the word of Elohim, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Messiah a thousand years.

Do you want what Yahweh wants for us – to be His Sons and Daughters – to be One with Yahweh and Yahshua – to share their esteem forever – to be part of the Ruling Family a Royal Priesthood – and Yahshua’s Bride?

We are free moral agents. We can count the cost – Accept our part of what we have to do – or reject our calling.

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

WHAT IS OUR PART OF THE COVENANT TO RECEIVE HIS PROMISES?

  1. Repent of Dead Works and our personal sins and short-comings.
  2. Have belief toward YHWH in His blood and sacrifice.
  3. Counting the cost of the walk of the new believer.

Luke 14:26-35 – If any man come to me, and hate not (love less) his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

27 And whosoever doth not bear his stake, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

30 Saying, this man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

34 Salt is good: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Counting the cost is a very important part of preparation before entering into a Covenant relationship. In order for the Covenant to be legal and binding, we must understand the terms and conditions of the agreement. Yahweh is an Elohim of law and justice. He doesn’t bind someone to a contract that they do not understand. The contract is in His blood.

1 Corinthians 11:25 – After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the Renewed testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

His Spirit seals us.

2 Corinthians 1:22 – Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Our calling and the Spirit working with us gives the understanding that allows Yah to prepare and know our hearts so we can receive His Spirit. Conversion is of the heart – an understanding heart.

Mathew 13:15-16 – 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.

Part of counting the cost and fulfilling our part of our Covenant with Yahshua is that we walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:4 – Therefore we are buried with him by Immersion into death: that like as Messiah was raised up from the dead by the esteem of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

THE NEW WALK:

It is the Straight and Narrow and Difficult path that leads to Eternal Life.

Mathew 7:13-14 – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

This difficult path is one of always putting Sin Out of our Lives by the power of the Set- apart Spirit and becoming instruments of righteousness.

Romans 6:12-13 – Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto Elohim, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto Elohim.

All this is accomplished by letting Yahshua and His Spirit live in us and guide us.

Galatians 2:20 – I am sacrificed with Messiah: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Messiah liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the belief of the Son of Elohim, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Colossians 1:26-27 – Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

27 To whom Elohim would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Messiah in you, the hope of esteeming:

Romans 8:4-6 – That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

1 John 3:24 – And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.

The new walk is a life of growing and overcoming and service to others.

2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in favor, and in the knowledge of our Savior Yahshua Messiah. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

Romans 12:1-2 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Elohim, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, acceptable unto EL, which is your 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.

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah Yahshua unto good works, which Elohim hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Mathew 25:34-40 – 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:

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

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

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

The new walk is a life of Service, Repentance, and Surrender to Yahweh’s will in our life’s choices. This is what we are committing ourselves to when we enter into the Immersion Covenant with our Savior Yahshua.

WHAT HAPPENS AT IMMERSION?

After Repentance from Dead Works and having Belief in Yahshua’s blood and sacrifice for the forgiveness of our Sins, and understanding the cost and commitment of the Covenant agreement – and after counseling with a True minister, one should be ready for Immersion.

Immersion is when a person is completely immersed in water.

John 3:23 – And John also was immersing in Aemon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were immersed.

Mathew 3:16 – And Yahshua, when he was immersed, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of Elohim descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

This symbolizes – (see below)

Romans 6:3-6, 11– Know ye not, that so many of us as were immersed into Yahshua Messiah were immersed into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by Immersion into death: that like as Messiah was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Vs 11 – Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto Elohim through Yahshua Messiah.

Colossians 2:12-13 – Buried with him in Immersion, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the belief of the operation of Elohim, who hath raised Him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

In other words, our sins and our old man are buried in Immersion and through His death for our sins, we come up out of the water sinless and a new creature in Yahshua.

Before a person is put under the water, they are asked if they have repented of all their sins and believe in Yahshua’s blood for the forgiveness of their sins. They are asked if they accept Yahshua as their personal Savior for the forgiveness of their sins.

** Please Note: There are no Scriptural examples of anyone being immersed in the name of the Father, the Son and the Set-apart Spirit – only in the name of Yahshua

Acts 4:10-12 – Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Yahshua Messiah of Nazareth, whom ye sacrificed, whom Elohim raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stands here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there redemption in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of EL, and the name of Yahshua Messiah, they were immersed, both men and women.

Acts 10:48 – And he commanded them to be immersed in the name of the Messiah. Then prayed they Him to tarry certain days.

Before the person is put under the water, they are told that they are being immersed into the name of Yahshua Messiah and not into any worldly sect or corporate organization, but into the Spiritual Body of Messiah.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 – For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also, is Messiah.

13 For by one Spirit are we all immersed into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Ephesians 4:4-7 – There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5 One Elohim, one belief, one Immersion,

6 One Elohim and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is given favor according to the measure of the gift of Messiah.

These scriptures describe the Spiritual Body of Messiah. It is very important to notice the singular description. There is only one scriptural way to be immersed, only one Set- apart Spirit, only one Yahshua, and only one belief or truth. This is a total description of the oneness we have with Yahshua and this is what a person is being immersed into.

After a person comes up out of the water, the minister tells them these beautiful words– that all their sins are forgiven. They are a pure, clean, sinless vessel ready to receive the Set-apart Spirit through the Laying on of Hands.

Acts 19:6 – And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Set-apart Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

2 Timothy 1:6 – Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of Elohim, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

1 Timothy 4:14 – Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

These scriptures show us the correct way to receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit is by the Laying on of Hands by an ordained minister who, himself, has gone through the same process of Repentance and has the same understanding of Scriptures we have studied today.

What has been described in this Scripture Study on Belief towards Yahweh and the Covenant Doctrine of Immersion which is a process of obedience to the Scriptural Instructions on the subject of the conversion process. Once this process has been obediently followed, a person should be converted and filled with His Spirit.

Acts 5:32 – And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Set-apart Spirit, whom Elohim hath given to them that obey him.

SELF EXAMINATION

One should ask themselves if they think they are truly converted. Have I followed all of these scriptural steps before my conversion –Repentance from Dead Works, Belief towards Yahweh, Counting the Cost, Really Understanding the Covenant Relationship that Yahshua expects us to be committed to before He will give us His Spirit and we become betrothed to Him?

Was I immersed in Yahshua’s name? Was I immersed by an ordained minister who really understood, accepted and lived by the scriptures explained in this study – even if I had a strong religious experience or calling that changed my life and brought me to a Repentant way of life? How do I know that it wasn’t just the Spirit working with me and yet not in me?

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.

How Can We Tell?

The definition of a truly converted believer is found in Romans 8:8-9 – So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Elohim.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of his.

These are all very serious questions we all need to ask ourselves. They are a matter of Spiritual life or death. I have had to ask myself these questions in times past.

For further studies, see the Definition of Faith/Belief Study paper and Immersion According to the Scriptures.

© Author: Larry Scher – Minister – 11-01-2018

IMMERSION A THOROUGH STUDY ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE

IMMERSION—A THOROUGH STUDY — ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES

                      Immersion According to Scripture

Introduction:  Many people believe that in order to be saved, all a person has to do is just believe, but what happens to real repentance, grieving and overcoming-Developing the mind of Messiah

Philippians 2:5.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Yahshua the Messiah. How is Yahshua forming in us.

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Messiah be formed in you.

Is there a conversion process? Whereas one prepares themselves as the Bride of Messiah

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready?

What does Scripture really say about how one is really converted? 

Is your conversion a False Conversion? Immersion is the most important decision a person will make in their lifetime. According to the truth of Scripture, there is a correct way to prepare for and complete the immersion/covenant process.

Many people do not follow the Scriptural Instructions regarding this subject and never really are truly converted. All they are left with is a false or counterfeit conversion when they do not meet, or refuse to meet the terms and conditions of the Covenant agreement found in the Scriptures. They never receive His Set-apart Spirit. They simply get wet.

Romans 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.

Romans 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.

Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Yahshua from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead shall also give life to your mortal bodies? through His Spirit dwelling in you. Most people who profess Messiah do not understand what they must actually do to receive His Spirit.

Acts 5:32 And we are His witnesses to these matters, and so also is the Set-apart Spirit whom Elohim has given to those who obey Him.

This means one must be obedient to all the scriptures that will be covered in this lesson. Mainstream religion thinks that “Conversion” is a one-time, just believe, event or “Once saved, always saved.” True Conversion is a life-long process of growing and overcoming.

Revelation 2:26 And he who overcomes, and guards My works until the end, to him I shall give authority over the nations,

Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes shall be dressed in white robes, and I shall by no means blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I shall confess his name before My Father and before His messengers. Most people think being saved is going to heaven. This is contrary to the Truth of Scripture.

John 3:13 And no one has gone up into the heaven except He who came down from the heaven – the Son of Adam. Mankind does not know or understand why they were born. Simply put, Yahweh is recreating Himself! He wants us to be part of His ruling Family during the millennium and beyond.

Revelation 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 Yahshua 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

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim.

Romans 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.”

Romans 8:16 The Spirit Itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Elohim,

Romans 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.

Mathew 12:48 But He answering, said to the one who spoke to Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”

Mathew 12:49 And having stretched out His hand toward His taught ones, He said, “See My Mother and My brothers!

Mathew 12:50 For whoever does the desire of My Father who is in the heavens is My brother and sister and mother.”

Immersion has three main purposes:

  1. To forgive our sins.
  2. To create a Covenant relationship between Yahweh and us.
  3. To give us His Set-apart Spirit which empowers us to grow and overcome and develop the mind and character of our Creator.

Romans 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.

The word transformed in the Greek is metamorphous. Our mind is transformed from a carnal mind, to having the mind of Messiah through the power of His Spirit.

Romans 8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 8:7 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able,

Romans 8:8 and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim.

Philippians 2:5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah Yahshua,

It takes most people their entire lifetime to complete the Conversion Process and reach the fullness and stature of our Perfect Example – our Savior. Yah has perfect timing, however. If He calls someone later in life, it is usually because they are very sensitive and responsive to Him; and have an understanding of what He expects of them, and will dedicate themselves to fulfilling His will in their lives.

Ephesians 4:13 until we all come to the unity of the belief and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the completeness of Messiah,

Galatians 4:19 My little children, for whom I am again in birth pains until Messiah is formed in you,

Ephesians 3:16 in order that He might give you, according to the riches of His esteem by power, to be strengthened in the inner man, through His Spirit,

Ephesians 3:17 that the Messiah might dwell in your hearts through belief – having become rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 3:18 in order that you might be strengthened to firmly grasp, with all the set-apart ones, what is the width and length and depth and height,

Ephesians 3:19 to know the love of Messiah which surpasses knowledge, in order that you might be filled to all the completeness of Elohim.

Ephesians 3:20 And to Him who is able to do exceedingly above what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,

Ephesians 3:21 to Him be esteem in the assembly by Messiah Yahshua unto all generations, for ever and ever. Ame’n.

Our Conversion Process is a way of life with Yah being the center of our life. He is continuously searching the hearts and minds of men.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it?”

Jeremiah 17:10 I, Yahweh, search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.

He is the one that calls people and performs the miracle of literally opening their minds to His Truth.

 John 6:44 No one is able to come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I shall raise him up in the last day.

 John 6:65 And He said, “Because of this I have said to you that no one is able to come to Me unless it has been given to him by My Father.”

Not everyone at this time is being called – only those who are most likely to answer the call.

Mathew 13:10 And the taught ones came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

Mathew 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.

 Mathew 20:16 Thus the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

We cannot be chosen if we do not accept and answer the call. We must comprehend the great opportunity and blessing it is to be called out of the darkness and the deception of this world.

Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and the authority of Satan to Elohim, in order for them to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are set-apart by belief in Me.

I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,

This is accomplished through the power of the Set-apart Spirit working the miracle of opening a person’s heart and mind.

John 14:16 And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever –

John 14:17 the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see It or know It. But you know It, for It stays with you and shall be in you.

Please notice verse 17 states that the Set-apart Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth –that the world cannot receive – why not? Most people in the world are not being called now and are truly spiritually blind and deceived.

Mathew 13:14 And the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive.

Mathew 13:15 For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

In John 14:17 mentioned above, a person is called out of the world and the Set-apart Spirit is working with them. After immersion, through the laying on of hands of a minister of the truth, the Spirit is then given to them and is within them. The Spirit then continues to help the “called out person” with their journey of growing, overcoming and revealing the truth of Scripture to their hearts and minds.

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, it shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.

John 16:13 But when It comes, the Spirit of the Truth, it shall guide you into all the truth. For It shall not speak from Itself, but whatever It hears It shall speak, and It shall announce to you what is to come.

Hebrews 6:1-2 contain all of the basic Doctrines of the Renewed Covenant. Four of these doctrines are the beginning of the conversion process – Belief in Elohim,

Repentance From Dead Works, Immersion, and the Laying on of Hands. Another doctrine called Going on to Perfection is the continuing process of conversion until we die or are changed at Yahshua’s return.

The truth of Scripture imparts in us belief in Elohim and His Word, giving us the knowledge that His blood and sacrifice will cleanse us of all of our sins. Please notice what the scriptures tell us sin is in I John 3:4.

I John 3:4 Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. Also notice that the wages of sin is death.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah Yahshua our Master.

The entire world is the way it is due to all of the sin in it. Yahshua died for the whole world, but He is still our personal Savior.

Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,

Colossians 1:15 who is the likeness of the invisible Elohim, the first-born of all creation.

Colossians 1:16 Because in Him were created all that are in the heavens and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or rulership’s or principalities or authorities – all have been created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 1:17 And He is before all, and in Him all hold together.

Colossians 1:18 And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that He might become the One who is first in all.

Colossians 1:19 Because in Him all the completeness was well pleased to dwell,

Colossians 1:20 and through Him to completely restore to favour all unto Himself, whether on earth or in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of His stake.

Colossians 1:21 And you, who once were estranged and enemies in the mind by wicked works, but now He has completely restored to favour

Colossians 1:22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you set-apart, and blameless, and unreprovable before Him, Yahshua died for the whole world, never the less, He is still our personal Savior. Conversion is a matter of the heart! We must feel, with all of our heart, gratitude and sorrow for what He did for us discerning the true magnitude of His Sacrifice. The Passover ceremony amplifies the need to discern His body with reverence and solemness.

1 Colossians 11:27 So that whoever should eat this bread or drink this cup of the Master unworthily shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Master.

1 Colossians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.

As we come to accept our Savior for the first time and wanting to be immersed, we too, must examine ourselves and recognize our need for forgiveness and belief in His blood.

1 Colossians 11:29 For the one who is eating and drinking unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Master.

Notice the reaction of those gathering in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that Elohim has made this Yahshua, whom you impaled, both Master and Messiah.”

Acts 2:37 And having heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the emissaries, “Men, brothers, what shall we do?”

Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of Yahshua Messiah for the forgiveness of sins., And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many as Yahweh our Elohim shall call.”

We too, must be pierced in our hearts, because our Conversion is of the Heart!

Mathew 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.

We must understand with our heads as well as with our heart, all that He personally did for us. We should pray and meditate on the following verses that describe His painful, scourging and sacrifice which was done for each one of us.

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom was the arm of Yahweh revealed?

Isaiah 53:2 For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or splendour that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should desire Him

Isaiah 53:3 despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and knowing sickness. And as one from whom the face is hidden, being despised, and we did not consider Him.

Isaiah 53:4 Truly, He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our crookedness’s. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, went astray, each one of us has turned to his own way. And Yahweh has laid on Him the crookedness of us all.

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, but He did not open His mouth.

Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment. And as for His generation, who considered that He shall be cut off from the land of the living? For the transgression of My people, He was stricken.

Isaiah 53:9 And He was appointed a grave with the wrong, and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was deceit in His mouth,

Isaiah 53:10 But YHWH was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see a seed, He would prolong His days and the pleasure of יהוה prosper in His hand.

Isaiah 53:11 He would see the result of the suffering of His life and be satisfied. Through His knowledge My righteous Servant makes many righteous, and He bears their crookedness’s.

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I give Him a portion among the great, and He divides the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His being unto death, and He was counted with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

I Peter 2:21 For to this you were called, because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps,

I Peter 2:22 who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth

I Peter 2:23 who, being reviled, did not revile in return; suffering, did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;

I Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His body on the timber, so that we, having died to sins, might live unto righteousness1 – by whose stripes you were healed.

I Peter 2:25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your lives.

A good example of a true, heart-felt prayer of repentance is Psalm 51. We need to come to the point, like David felt in verse 10 that we cannot grow and overcome and really change our lives to be His Bride on our own power. We must surrender to Him and the power of His Spirit to lead us down the narrow path to Eternal life and give us an understanding and clean heart and help us be committed and loyal to Him and the narrow path to eternal life

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Mathew 7:13 Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it.

Mathew 7:14 Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Footnote: for the way is afflicted.

Repentance From Dead Works:

The wages and penalty of sin is death. See I John 3:4 and Romans 6:23. There are works or actions in our lives, that if not repented of, will lead to Eternal Death. There are also works and actions that will lead to Eternal Life. Here are some examples of things leading to dead works. The breaking of the Commandments carries the Death Penalty.

Exodus 31:13 And you, speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign1 between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, יהוה ,am setting you apart. Footnote: A sign of Yahweh setting us apart, a sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in Ezekiel 20:12 & 20.

Exodus 31:14 And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people.

In verse 13, please notice that “His Sabbaths” are plural meaning we are to keep all of the Set-apart, High Days commanded in Leviticus 23.

In Deuteronomy 30:4-20, it is very plainly stated that keeping the Commandments leads to life and breaking them leads to death. It is our free choice! We are told to choose life! When people reject His call and refuse to obey Him, they are choosing death.

Deuteronomy 30:4 If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under the heavens, from there Yahweh your Elohim does gather you, and from there He does take you.

Deuteronomy 30:5 And Yahweh 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.

Deuteronomy 30:6 And Yahweh 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,

Deuteronomy 30:7 and יהוה your Elohim shall put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.

Deuteronomy 30:8 And you shall turn back and obey the voice of Yahweh and do all His commands which I command you today.

Deuteronomy 30:9 And יהוה your Elohim shall make you have excess in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground for good. For Yah turns back to rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers,

Deuteronomy 30:10 if you obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard His commands and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.

Deuteronomy 30:11 For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off.

Deuteronomy 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?’

Deuteronomy 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?’

Deuteronomy 30:14 For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it.

Deuteronomy 30:15 See, I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil,

Deuteronomy 30:16 in that I am commanding you today to love Yahweh 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 Yahweh your Elohim shall bless you in the land which you go to possess.

Deuteronomy 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,

Deuteronomy 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 Jordan to enter and possess.

Deuteronomy 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,

Deuteronomy 30:20 to love YHWH 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 Yah swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Mathew 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, keep the commands.

All the works of the flesh are dead works.

Galatians 5:19 And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency,

Galatians 5:20 idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,

Galatians 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 such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim.

Keeping false, pagan holidays and the traditions of men, are all Dead Works.

Mathew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.

Mathew 7:22 Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’

Mathew 7:23 And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!

Teachers of lawlessness are those who teach the Sabbaths and Torah are completely done away – there is no need to keep them any longer.

Mathew 15:8 This people draw near to Me with their mouth, and respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

Mathew 15:9 But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.

Most of us have grown up in a culture of replacement theology where the truth of Scripture has been replaced counterfeit beliefs – an example is changing the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday. Now we are faced with the challenge of unlearning the lies and replacing them with truth.

Immersion:

Immersion means you are entering a new way of life. You are a new creature in Yahshua.

Romans 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were immersed into Messiah Yahshua were immersed into His death?

Romans 6:4 We were therefore buried with Him through immersion into death, that as Messiah was raised from the dead by the esteem of the Father, so also we should walk in newness of life.

There are many denominations/sects, in fact, thousands, that profess a belief in one whom they call Jesus. These beliefs are not scripturally correct. They profess the wrong name as well as wrong titles for their organizations they call “churches” or different names of various groups.

Beginning with Genesis 18:19 throughout the remainder of the Scriptures, “Followers of The Way” is the correct terminology for those who are called out of the world and are part of the true spiritual body of Messiah rather than “Christian.”

Genesis 18:19 For I have known him, so that he commands his children and his household after him, to guard the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and right-ruling, so that Yahweh brings to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

Please notice Acts 24:14:

Acts 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,

Once we have responded to the call, repented of our sins, and have been given the faith/belief that our sins are washed away by His blood, we are now ready for immersion; but is there a correct way to be immersed? Can just anyone immerse us? What is the correct name to be immersed in? Who has the authority to immerse a person? According to Scripture, only an ordained minister who teaches the truth of Scripture can immerse a person. Paul laid his hands on Timothy and that enabled Timothy to receive the Set-apart Spirit.

II Timothy 1:6 For this reason I remind you to stir up the gift of Elohim which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

II Timothy 1:7 For Elohim has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and of love and of self-control – or a sound mind (King James Version)

I Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the elderhood.

Acts 19:1 And it came to be, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper parts, came to Ephesus. And having found some taught ones,

Acts 19:2 he said to them, “Did you receive the Set-apart Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Set-apart Spirit.”

Acts 19:3 And he said to them, “Into what then were you immersed?” And they said, “Into John’s immersion.”

Acts 19:4 And Paul said, “John indeed immersed with an immersion of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the One who is coming after him, that is, in Messiah Yahshua “.

Acts 19:5 And when they heard this, they were immersed in the Name of the Master Yahshua

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Set-apart Spirit came upon them, and they were speaking in tongues and prophesying.

Again, these verses show that it is the ordained ministry, teaching the truth of Scripture, that are qualified to lay hands on the repentant sinner for the receiving of the Set-apart Spirit. Whose name are repentant sinners to be immersed in? Most translations of the Scriptures read that we are to be immersed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Set-apart Spirit. I have, to date, only found one translation that is correct and not corrupted by the Trinitarian Doctrine!! That translation is called The Restoration Scriptures – The True Name Edition. It says one is to only be immersed in the name of Yahshua. The Scriptures, themselves, prove this fact as there are NO scriptural examples of three names being used in the immersion of any person.

Please notice the following Scriptures:

Acts 4:12 And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.”

Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be immersed in the Name of Yahshua Messiah. Then they asked him to remain a few days. Yahshua’s name is very important to Him and it should be to us too.

Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.

Immersion symbolizes many things—forgiveness of sins, becoming a new creation in Messiah, and the beginning of our Covenant relationship with Yahshua, which is often over-looked.

A Covenant is like a contract being entered into by two parties. It has terms and conditions or promises and commitments made on both sides, by both parties.

Many years ago, when I was in contractor’s school, I learned a simple definition of a “Contract.” It was a promise to “perform.” In the case of immersion, we make a commitment to keep Torah, to continue to repent of our sins, to witness about Messiah and His Word and His Gospel Message, to love and serve Him and our Brethren, and to remain faithful in our relationship with Him through prayer, study, meditation and fasting.

Our Covenant is about preparing ourselves as His Bride:

Revelation 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.”

Revelation 19:8 And to her it was given to be dressed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteousness’s of the set-apart ones. We are engaged to Yahshua. We are to build and nurture that relationship. No one would marry someone they did not know or who would not share their deepest thoughts and desires. Please notice these important Scriptures.

I Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of Elohim, so that He exalts you in due time,

I Peter 5:7 casting all your worry upon Him, for He is concerned about you. In exchange for us doing our part, He promises to forgive our sins and will complete the work He has started in us.

I John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth.

I John 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 Yahshua Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin.

I John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are misleading ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

Philippians 1:6 being persuaded of this, that He who has begun a good work in you shall perfect it until the day of Yahshua Messiah. He has promised to give us Eternal Life and to rule and reign with Him in His Kingdom.

Revelation 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 Yahshua 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.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit Itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Elohim,

Romans 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.

Romans 6:22 But now, having been set free from sin, and having become servants of Elohim, you have your fruit resulting in set-apartness, and the end, everlasting life.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah Yahshua our Master.

Acts 5:32 And we are His witnesses to these matters, and so also is the Set-apart Spirit whom Elohim has given to those who obey Him. There are many more promises and blessings mentioned for our obedience and faithfulness as we fulfill our part of the Covenant with Him. Prior to entering into that Covenant with Him, one should “Count the Cost”.

Luke 14:26 If anyone comes to Me and does not hate (love less) his father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and his own life too, he is unable to be My taught one.

Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his stake and come after Me is unable to be My taught one.

Luke 14:28 For who of you, wishing to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Luke 14:29 Otherwise, when he has laid the foundation, and is unable to finish it, all who see it begin to mock him,

Luke 14:30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was unable to finish.’

Luke 14:31 Or what sovereign, going to fight against another sovereign, does not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

Luke 14:32 And if not, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.

Luke 14:33 So, then, every one of you who does not give up all that he has, is unable to be My taught one.

We must realize, He gave up everything for us and we must be willing to do the same.

We must be willing to do the same. We must walk as He walked. Yahshua’s honor and integrity are perfect. We cannot fool Him. He would not enter into Covenant with us unless our hearts are right and we really understand what our Covenant with Him is all about. It is very important that we really understand and perform all the steps laid out in this study on Immersion.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore, having left the word of the beginning of the Messiah, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of belief toward Elohim,

Hebrews 6:2 of the teaching of immersions, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of everlasting judgment.

Going on to Perfection: This is the walk of a true Believer. Perfect means mature or complete. It takes our lifetime to let Him complete His work in us and we must be willing to submit to the Conversion Process throughout our lives. Yahshua wants to marry someone just like Himself – with the same mind and the same character.

Philippians 2:5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah Yahshua, Character, is a pattern of behavior. In other words, we will always act in any given circumstance like He would act, exercising the fruits of His Spirit.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness,

Galatians 5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah.

Galatians 5:24 And those who are of Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and the desires.

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. We must think like Him and act like Him. We must be one with Him and the Father – Ecad.

John 17:21 so that they all might be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, so that they too might be one in Us, so that the world might believe that You have sent Me.

John 17:22 And the esteem which You gave Me I have given them, so that they might be one as We are one,

This is our Goal! Then there will be perfect harmony and peace in Yahweh’s Family throughout Eternity.

Ephesians 4:13 until we all come to the unity of the belief and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the completeness of Messiah,

As I said in the beginning – Immersion is the most important decision you will ever make in your lifetime. Study this material as though your life depends upon it –

BECAUSE IT DOES!

 

GOING ON TO PERFECTION

GOING ON TO PERFECTION

  Put Sin Out of our Lives

Perfection is the rendering of several Hebrew. and Greek. words.  The fundamental idea is that of completeness.  Absolute perfection is an attribute of Yah 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 Mathew 5:48) A relative perfection is also ascribed to Yahweh’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 Yahweh has appointed.  This has reference to the government of Yahweh 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 Yahweh’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.

4136 – plerophory – to fulfill, perfect, full conviction, full assurance, complete understanding.

These words may not say “perfect”, but their scriptural context have 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 receives 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?

Ephesians 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.

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.

Mathew 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. Hebrew 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.

Hebrew 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.

Romans 12:1-2 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Elohim, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, Set Apart, acceptable unto EL, which is your 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 a 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.

Colossians 4:12 – Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Messiah, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of Elohim

II Timothy 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 Peter 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, stablish, 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:

Romans 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.

Romans 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.

Hebrews 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 Corinthians 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.

Isaiah 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 Yah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 59:15 – Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and Yahweh saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

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 Yah is developing in mankind.  He will try to thwart Yah’s plan every chance he gets.

Job 1:8-12 – And Yahweh 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 Yahweh, 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 Yah 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 Yah.

Yah used this trial to humble and perfect Job even more.

Job 42:1-6 – Then Job answered Yahweh, and said,

2 I know that thou canst do everything, 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.

All of those who are willing to submit to the “perfection process” will be blessed with spiritual fruit.

Psalm 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.

1 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 Yah’s favor and promises.  The Apostle Paul, 25 years after he was converted, still was struggling with his human nature.

Romans 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 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.

Philippians 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. 

Proverbs 2:21 – For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

II Corinthians 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.

Hebrews 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 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.

Philippians 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.

Hebrews 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.

SATAN’S PLAN FOR MANKIND WHEEL

SATAN’S PLAN FOR MANKIND

 SATANS PLAN FOR MANKIND

As I have viewed hundreds of articles and videos from the Alternative News Media (the real news media), it has become obvious to me that what is needed is something to demonstrate at a glance, the totality of all the many faucets of Satan’s plan to destroy all of mankind and the planet earth.

As I listen to so many brave, courageous people stand up for the truth in their various areas of expertise, I want to say, Thank You for What You Do!  Very few people really connect all the dots and truly view them as part of Satan’s master plan.  Conspiracy theory or true facts people need to prove it for themselves as I have.  Understanding his plan is a matter of life and death.

Originally, this information was going to be in my book entitled “The End of the N.W.O.”   However, now as I watch world events racing toward a cataclysmic conclusion, I have a sense of urgency to take the best of my research and put it into a “Reader’s Digest” type of condensed format.  Then I can present it all as an interactive overview in a friendly, graphic format.

Though I am a minister of over 20 years, I have devoted myself to Scripture Studies for 48 years.  I realize that the vast majority of mankind has rejected their Creator and His Message for mankind.  This does not simply apply to the Globalists.

Romans 1:28   And even as they did not think it worthwhile to possess the knowledge of YHWH, Elohim gave them over to a worthless mind, to do what is improper,

None the less, whether a person is a person of faith or even an atheist, the secular path of true science coupled with prophetic scriptures, one ends up in exactly the same place.  In just a few short years, the earth and everyone on it, including the globalists, will be facing a total extinction event.

When one puts forth an honest, diligent effort to study the components of this graphic, there is only one conclusion that a person can reach.  Scripture says to “prove all things.”

I Thessalonians 5:21   Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

The majority of people find it easier to be told what to think than to think and study for themselves.  They end up like lambs to the slaughter.

I realize that most people will scoff and scorn what I am saying, none the less, there are Scriptures that prove all the factual information I am presenting.  I pray some of you will be spiritually sighted enough to believe what I present.  They are not my words, but the truth of Scripture that will make you free.

John 8:32   And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

When one rejects His words of Truth, it is done so at one’s own hurt and peril – the immutable law of the universe.  This holds true for even globalists.

Galatians 6:7   Do not be led astray: Elohim is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he shall also reap.

The world is the way it is because of sin!

I John 3:4   Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

We cannot break physical and spiritual laws without catastrophic consequences.  Simply put, one can deny reality, but one cannot deny the consequences of reality!

For those who have the courage and objectivity to study the topics on the graphic, one should view it from two perspectives to receive the most benefit from it.

One must face the challenge of being able to think the unthinkable and comprehend the comprehendible.

The average person has sin in their lives, but few can believe or comprehend pure evil of the magnitude presented by Satan’s agenda and the globalists that worship him!

To truly benefit from this material, one must view it from the perspective of being a juror in a trial case, basing your conclusions on the preponderance of evidence, whether or not the majority of information is believable enough for you to act upon it in your own life.

I do not expect people to accept everything I present as true.  After all, some of it is pretty shocking and hard to accept at first.  I have been researching and studying for years and continue to refine my understanding.  This is a lot to swallow all at once.  Globalists make fake news easily available in an attempt to confuse as many people as possible.

I am not writing this information to stop the N.W.O. as this is part of His prophesied plan.  I do not believe in universal awareness.  All of this can be slowed down, however the only real fix is to change human nature.  Short of that, history will continue to repeat itself.

I am writing this to bring hope and light to a dark, deceived world so people will understand there will be an end to the N.W.O.  The how and why of the N.W.O. ending will be told by studying this material.  The manipulation of the masses is an endless story to those who are unaware of all the empires that have risen and fallen in the lessons of history and continue to do so. People will think the NOW offers something new and different.  They will become like millions before them, totally expendable by those at the top of governments in the world.  The term used lately to describe these people (sheeple) is “useful idiots.”  A very important scripture is Revelation 12:9.

Revelation 12:9   And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his messengers were cast out with him.

This scripture includes the globalists.  They, in my opinion, are the most deceived of all the people on the planet.  They worship a being who is insane and the globalists have been possessed by Satan’s spirit.  However, in spite of Satan’s insanity, make no mistake, he is still more intelligent than any human being or computer.  He hates his creator and mankind, and wants to destroy the earth and its inhabitants Right Now!  Satan looks at all of the globalists as useful idiots too!  Unless globalists repent as well, they will receive the same fate as their god Satan.

Ezekiel 28:14   You were the anointed cherub that covered. And I placed you, you were on the set-apart mountain of Elohim. You walked up and down in the midst of stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:15   You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you.

Ezekiel 28:16   By the greatness of your trade you became filled with violence within, and you sinned. So I thrust you from the mountain of Elohim, and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:17   Your heart was lifted up because of your loveliness, you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I threw you to the earth, I laid you before sovereigns, to look at you.

Ezekiel 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.

Ezekiel 28:19   All who knew you among the peoples were astonished at you. Waste you shall be, and cease to be, forever.”

As I said earlier, whether a person is an atheist or a person of faith, the conclusion will be the same without supernatural intervention.  Mankind and the planet Earth cannot survive unless we are delivered

For then there shall be great distress, such as has not been since the beginning of the from Satan and ourselves.  The Scriptures plainly say so.

Mathew 24:21   world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. pressure, or great affliction.

Mathew 24:22   And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the sake of the chosen ones those days shall be shortened.

Mark 13:19   For in those days there shall be distress, such as has not been from the beginning of creation which Elohim created until this time, nor ever shall be.

Mark 13:20   And if the Master had not shortened those days, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen ones, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

These prophetic scriptures are dated.  There has never been a time in human history where earth was facing extension.  This is now possible.  As we begin to explain each item on the Eugenics graphic, you will see how this is possible.

Before I go any further, I want to give a brief overview about myself.  I have no fear of death.  If something is worth living for, it certainly is worth dying for.  By providing the information on this will only validate the truth of what I am presenting.  The globalists control the internet, the news media, and the justice system. graphic, no doubt, I am putting my life on the line.  Thousands of other brave men and women have been killed and disappeared for providing the facts that you read here.  If something happens to me, it 

I have been happily married for 44 years and faithful to my wife and I do not molest children, lie, steal or any other slanderous things they might invent to hurt me.  If they kill me, I will wake up in a spiritual dimension, having Eternal Life, ruling and reigning with Messiah for a thousand years.

Revelation 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 Yahshua 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.

When their time comes, where will they wake up?

George Orwell said  during a time of universal deceit, “Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

We now live in such a time.  It seems comprehendible that every facet of our society and culture today is based on lies and more lies, toxic agriculture and food, false religion, so-called science based on evolution, social engineering, health and healing, fiat currencies – all a masterful matrix of lies and deceit from the master deceiver of all mankind, Satan the devil.

Revelation 12:9   And the great dragon was thrown out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads all the world astray. He was thrown to the earth, and his messengers were thrown out with him.

This Eugenics graphic will give you a greater in-depth understanding of these issues.  The first item on the graphic I want to cover is the one thing I feel is the most important and that is False Religion.  I love everyone and want to see everyone come to the knowledge of the Truth that our Heavenly Father offers us through His Word so all can have a chance to be saved.

I Timothy 2:3   For this is good and acceptable before Elohim our Savior,

I Timothy 2:4   who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Please do not believe me.  Take Him at His Word.  Believe things because you can find it in your own Scriptures.  Here are some Scriptures to consider:

John 17:17   Set them apart in Your truth – Your Word is truth.

Mathew 4:4   But He answering, said, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of Yahweh.

Luke 4:4   But Yahshua answered him, saying, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of Elohim.’

I Thessalonians 5:21   Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Do not assume that what the corporate church or its ministers say is correct.  You should prove it for yourself.  Religion is man-made when it is composed of what men think the Scriptures say instead of what they actually say.  This is called “replacement theology.”.  Thus far, I have identified 26 subject matters of replacement theology that are teachings and doctrines that main stream religions teach as truth, but cannot be proven from Scripture.  This is Paul’s warning to the true Body of Messiah.

II Corinthians 11:3   But I am afraid, lest, as the serpent deceived Eve by his trickery, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah.

II Corinthians 11:4   For, indeed, if he who is coming proclaims another Yahshua, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different Good News which you have not accepted, you put up with it well enough!

II Corinthians 11:13 For such are false emissaries, deceptive workers, masquerading as emissaries of Messiah.

II Corinthians 11:14   And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light!

II Corinthians 11:15   It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works!

Judges 1:3   Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Contend means to strive or fight for.  This verse means that the first century assembly that Yahshua founded was in jeopardy of losing the truths that were established from the very beginning through the inspired Scriptures that were originally given to mankind as an instruction manual to teach us all how to live a healthy, happy, peaceful, and joyous life and ultimately achieve eternal life by obeying and believing His Word.

 

By Pastor Larry Scher

THE MINDSET OF THE WORLD

    THE MINDSET OF THE WORLD

I must digress for a moment to explain several factors of why the Sheeple (the vast majority of humankind) are blind to the lies and deceptions that are the prevailing condition of the majority of modern humans: Social Engineering Search the internet for the book “Quiet Weapons for Silent Wars.” It reveals the propaganda used to brainwash and condition people’s minds to accept the Globalist’s narrative. It has permeated every facet of our society and culture, education, science, healthcare, politics, etc. People are so brainwashed and indoctrinated it is becoming a form of *Stockholm Syndrome. A type of Menticide. Menticide: a systematic and intentional undermining of a person’s conscious mind : brainwashing II Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. II Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the secret ways of shame, not walking nor handling the word of Elohim deceitfully; (counterfeiting the word of Truth) but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every human conscience in the sight of Elohim. II Corinthians 4:3 If our good news is hidden, it is veiled to them that are perishing. II Corinthians 4:4 In whom the “god” of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the good news of Messiah, who is the likeness of Elohim does not shine on them. page 6