Posts Tagged ‘Salvation’

Do You Understand “The Good News” Like Abraham Did?

“The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the gentiles/nations by faithfulness, and foretold the Good News to Abraham:  “All nations will be Blessed through you.”  Galatians 3:8 

The Good News Predates all the worlds religious divisions, because it existed from the beginning.

Even those who say Y’shua, (Jesus), is The Good News, rarely understand the Spiritual Scriptures of Moses and the Prophets:

“and beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He (Y’shua) explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.” Luke 24:27; Genesis 3:15Genesis 12:3

“You, (religious experts) pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess Eternal Life. These are the very Words that Testify about Me, (Y’shua),  John 5:39.

Physical eyes cannot see, or perceive, the Spiritual Mystery of The Good News,  1 Peter 1:25Romans 7:14Revelation 14:6.

What Does The Good News of Salvation Mean?

David was the King of Israel, a Hebrew descendant from the tribe of Judah, (prior to Jewish religion), wrote Psalms about The Good News of Salvation, 1040-970 B.C.

“Sing to YHVH, bless His Name; Proclaim the Good News of His Salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:2 

Before David, Moses wrote the Words of Torah, (The Way of Truth and Life), giving us a physical picture of the Spiritual Good news.  Abraham, the first Hebrew, and father of all nations, knew, just as Noah and Adam and Eve.  They all died with hope in the Good news of *YHVH’s Salvation.

*For the meaning of YHVH; https://kaylened.wordpress.com/category/yhvh/

From the beginning, at the origin of the Curse, the consequence of Sin being Death, YHVH promised a Blessing.

“For as in Adam all die, so in Messiah all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22 

A Curse = Death, A Blessing = Life

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you Life and death, the Blessing and the curse. So choose Life in order that you may Live, you and your descendants,” Deuteronomy 30:19Jeremiah 21:8

Adam and Eve put their trust in YHVH’s promise, someday a Woman’s “Seed” would have victory over death.

“And I will put enmity between you, (the serpent=satan) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush your head, (satan=death)…” Genesis 3:15

“The God of Peace will soon crush satan, (the serpent=death) under your feet…” Romans 16:20

“For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feetThe last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 1 Corinthians 15:26 

*”Under Your Feet,”  “Crush your Head,” “make your enemy a footstool,” these Hebrew idioms portray Victory.   Picture a Victorious King standing with His feet on the back of his enemies head, Joshua 10:242 Samuel 22:41Hebrews 1:13.

The Good News Is Salvation From Death

How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings Good News, (Basar #1319), to proclaim/hear and do, (Shama #8085) Peace, (Shalom #7965), bringing News, (Basar #1319) of Good. (Tov #2896b), to proclaim/hear and do, (Shama #8085) Salvation/Victory/Deliverance, (Yeshua #3444) And say to Tzion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

Translation difficulties and bias have been the cause of unnecessary obscurity, but the original Hebrew is very clear:

Shama, is translated; proclaim, announce… but it also means; Hear, Listen, Do, Obey.

Shalom, means so much more than peace, it’s Complete Wholeness, Health, Security, Safety, being made Right, the opposite of everything wrong.

Tov, means, Everything Good, as opposed to everything Bad.

Y’shua, you may recognize as the original Hebrew name of Jesus.  It means Salvation, Deliverance, Victory, Help…The full name, Y’hoshua, (Joshua) means YHVH is Salvation.

Y’shua’s Full Name, Y’hoshua, Means “YHVH’s Salvation”

“Everyone who calls on the Name of  YHVH will be saved.” Romans 10:13Acts 2:21; quoting, Joel 2:32

“And how can they proclaim unless they are sent?  As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!” Romans 10:15; quoting Isaiah 52:7.

Salvation Means Inheriting Spiritual Life on the New Earth

“Therefore Messiah (the Promised Seed) is the mediator of a re-newed covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised Eternal (Spiritual) Inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions, (curse of Sin and Death) committed under the first covenant.”  Hebrews 9:15 

“YHVH knows the days of the Blameless, (Tamim #8549): and their Inheritance shall be Forever, (Spiritual).  Psalm 37:18 

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“So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a Life-giving Spirit.”  1 Corinthians 15:45 

“Blessed are the humble, for they will Inherit the earth, (Not this earth. The Lasting/Spiritual/Eternal Life is on the reNEWed earth).” Matthew 5:5Psalm 37:9; Psalm 37:11


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Why and How to Test Translations

Zech 9 9

Why We Need to Test Our Translations:

The above verse is a fulfilled prophesy quoted in Matthew 21:5.  Although it is recognizable, you will notice this small textual variation can make a big difference.

“This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘See, your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” Matthew 21:5

The original Hebrew word, Tzeddiq means:  Righteous, Blameless.

The original Hebrew word Yasha means:  Salvation, Deliverance and Victory.

The original Hebrew word Anav means: Afflicted, Humble, Oppressed, Poor.

Notice all three of the above words are translated into English as Gentle?

How To Test Our Translations To The Original Hebrew:

Search the original, Ancient, Hebrew word meaning and an updated Lexicon, such as this one at http://biblehub.com/lexicon/zechariah/9-9

How blessed is the man who has made Yahovah his trust, And has not turned to the proud nor to those who lapse into falsehood. Psalm 40:4


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The Ambiguous Meaning of Salvation

If you live in the Western world you’ve probably been asked religious questions like, “are you saved?” and “when did you receive your salvation?”  These questions were like grains of irritation to me.  Like grains of sand that had made their way into the meat of an oyster shell, they can eventually become our most beautiful pearls.

It was my lack of understanding that kept me silently frustrated when I heard the phrase, “I’m saved.”  It just didn’t set right that salvation could sound like a box we’d checked off after our first confession, when we said,  “I believe and accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior,” before getting baptized.saved

Although I Understand These Are The Biblical Answers to The Question;

“What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:16

“if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10:9

Salvation Revealed In The Original Hebrew Scriptures

Thanks to the impartial promise of our Creator’s Word, those who seek Him do find Him, Deuteronomy 4:29;   Matthew 7:7.   And these days He even guides us in the search engines of Google.  The day I discovered the Hebrew Lexicon at Biblehub.com, I knew it was an answer to my prayer for greater understanding.

For instance, it helped me realize how word choices, culture and religious bias have their influence on translation.

When there are several English word equivalents, used interchangeably for the same Hebrew word, readers lose their cues to connect that word or phrase in other passages.

All translation require conjecture in order to convey meaning, especially when an ancient expression doesn’t exist or carry over into another language.

Translating means changing, no matter how closely one is able to transfer a meaning and modify word syntax into the readable form of another language.

Today everyone has access to the Hebrew lexicon.  Anyone, who has the desire to know and understand the original Hebrew Scriptures, can begin prayerfully meditating on their Word meanings and making the Spiritual connections that evade translation, Romans 7:14.

YHVH’s (He Exists) is Salvation

The Hebrew word translated into English as Salvation is Yeshuah.  It comes from the root Yasha, the same root in the name Yehoshua, (Jesus) which means, YHVH + Yasha, He Exists is Salvation.

Matthew 1:21

Matthew 1:21

Yasha and its different forms can be translated:  Deliverance, Victory, to Avenge, Preservation, Prosperity, Help, Rescue, Safety, Security, to Save, Salvation…

Salvation Always Was “The Good News”

“May Your Merciful Loving Kindnesses, (Chesed #2617a from Chasad) also come to me, YHVH,(He Exists) Your Salvation, (Teshuah #8668 from Yasha) according to Your Word, (Imrah #559 from Amar).  Psalm 119:41

“How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings Good News, Who announces peace And brings Good News of happiness, Who announces Salvation, And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7Romans 10:15

The Spirit of The Lord YHVH, (HeExists) is upon me, Because YHVH has anointed me To bring good news to the humble/afflicted, (anav #6035); He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty/release, (deror #1865) to captives And freedom to prisoners; Isaiah 61:1

Y’shua, the shortened form of Y’hoshua, explained all that was written about Himself in the Scriptures.  The Scriptures He was referring to were called Moses, (Torah) the Prophets and Writings.  In Hebrew these words form the acronym T.N.K, pronounced, TaNaK.   Today we call The Scriptures, The “Old” Testament.

“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all The Scriptures (The Tanak) about Himself.” Luke 24:27

Promised From The Beginning

“And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise/overwhelm, (shuph #7779) you on the head, And you shall bruise/overwhelm him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15

Looking at Genesis 3:15 with ancient Hebrew symbolism we see more than the curse or the fate that will come to the serpent, (representing satan, YHVH’s adversary).  This is a prophecy, a promise of what will happen, spoken to the serpent and his seed or offspring, meaning all who are adversary’s of YHVH.

Notice the words, “you,” and “your” are addressing the serpent, (satan).  Their will be enmity, (ebah #342) between your seed, (satan) and the woman and her Seed, (children of YHVH).

“And the dragon, (serpent) was enraged at the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony, (word) of Jesus, (Salvation)” Revelation 12:17

The Victory Stance!

The Seed of the woman will,  “overwhelm the head of the serpent.” Can you envision this ancient Hebrew idiom of a triumphant king, victoriously standing with his foot on the head of His enemy?

“The God of Peace will soon crush satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” Romans 16:20

This symbolism of Victory even carries over into Greek and English!

“YHVH your God is in your midst, A Victorious/Savior, (Yasha #3467) warrior/prevailer, (gibbor #1368).  He will exult over you with joy, He will be silent/rest in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17

Victory Over Satan Is Salvation

Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Noah, Abraham, Moses and King David, to name a few, all died believing in their Salvation, the promise of the Victorious Seed.

All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised.” Hebrews 11:13

Today we can look back on all the Scriptural prophecies of the promised Seed who would bless All peoples of the earth, Genesis 22:18 and know that Seed is Y’hoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation).


“You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,” John 5:39

Y’hoshua is the Word, John 1:1.  The Word became flesh and dwelt with us, John 1:14.  He overcame every test of satan, victoriously conquering death, He purposely resurrected to lasting Life on the third day of First-Fruits, assuring us the rest of the harvest would also be blessed.  (See The Promise of The Seed Who Would Bless All Nations/People).

Victory over satan, (also known as our evil inclination) has been the true meaning of salvation/release/freedom/victory since Cain was warned that it would master him if he didn’t master it, Genesis 4:7

“Do not be like Cain, who belonged to, (mastered by) the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous.” 1 John 3:12.

All people have been separated from the Spirit of their Creator by their iniquitiesRomans 3:23, and All people are in need of Salvation/Life, because Death is separation.

“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.”  Isaiah 59:2.

He Brings Salvation At His Second Coming

“so also Christ, (Messiah) was offered once to bear the sins of many; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him.” Hebrews 9:28

Dead People Can’t Eat From The Tree Of Life

YHVH, in His Mercy, made sure Adam and Eve did not eat from the Tree of Life in their fallen state and live in death forever.

Then YHVH God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever…” Genesis 3:22,23.

God’s Merciful Compassion makes us alive, (born again) through/in Christ/Messiah, even when we were dead, (separated) in our trespasses/iniquities/sin.  It is by grace/His favor you have been saved, (from sin and death)! Ephesians 2:5; Colossians 2:13; Ephesians 5:14Isaiah 26:19

Righteousness Is The Beautiful Pearl of Salvation

Whether we understand or not, mankind’s freedom from death, (sin) equals New Spiritual Life/Righteousness.  An ancient Hebrew illustration for “New Life,” is a “Clean Robe,”  Our outer covering represent “our actions.”  This is revealed in the following verse:

She, (The Bride) was given clothing of fine linen,” linen bright and pure. For the fine linen she wears is the righteous acts of the saints/the set apart/holy. Revelation 19:8.

Before our “New Life,” (when we were dead in our sin) and even our righteous actions were like, “Filthy Rags,” Isaiah 64:6;  Zechariah 3:3. 

Righteous acts, is the Hebrew word, Tzedakah #6666.  This is the hidden pearl that has always been, still is and will be, The only Way to Lasting Life

“In the Way of Righteousness, (Tzedakah) is Life, And in its pathway there is no death.” Proverbs 12:28

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, (the victorious) so that they may have the right to the Tree of Life and may enter the city by its gates.” Revelation 22:14

“To the one who is Victorious, (those who acted right) I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.”  Revelation 2:7

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! (YHVH our Salvation, the Messiah!) 1 Corinthians 15:57

To Be Clothed in His Righteousness Is Life

So now when I hear someone say, “I’m saved,”  I understand why today’s religious lingo has never been a pre-requisite for Salvation.  People have been dying with their hope in the Creator’s promise since the beginning, long before our language and religious divisions.

We know, “God is One.”  There is no division in His Spirit.  Those who bear the glory of “His Name,” are called His children.  His children are those who walk in Freedom from their bondage to sin and death.  His Torah has always been The Way to Truth and Life.

Y’hoshua revealed, He is The Way, The Truth and The Life, John 14:6,  and He gave All peoples very clear instructions to, “follow Him,” John 12:26.

“Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus, (Y’shua) walked.  Beloved, I am not writing you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning.” 1 John 2:6.

“This is the message you have heard from the beginning:  We should love one another. 1 John 3:11

We know that we have passed from death to Life, because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.” 1 John 3:14

The Way of Life Is Righteousness, Which Is Summed Up As Love

Righteousness is Who He Is, it is our Creator’s Character and it describes the Attributes of those who walk in the way that leads to Life.  Man is able to come up with countless definitions for righteousness but Y’shua summed it up simply by quoting these two commands from Torah:

“‘Love YHVH your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.’ Deuteronomy 6:4,5.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  Leviticus 19:18.  All the Torah and the Prophets depend/hang on these two commandments.”… Matthew 22:37; Matthew 22:40

“The commandments “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and any other commandments, are summed up in this one decree: “Love your neighbor (one another) as yourself.” Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law, (Torah) Romans 13:10; Leviticus 19:18

Those who are not clothed in the Righteousness of our Creator’s Love do not have Life.

“keep yourselves in the Love, (Righteousness), of God as you await the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, (YHVH’s Salvation, the Messiah) to bring you eternal LifeJude 1:21

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Day of Trumpets


The First Day of The Seventh Lunar Month

The First Sacred Day (Sign) of Fall

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for Signs and for seasons and for days and years…”  Genesis 1:14

On The 1st Day of the 7th Lunar Month, Make a Joyful Loud Noise, (Teruah)!

Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy (Qodesh) assembly; you shall do no servile work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets, (Teruah #8643).” Numbers 29:1; Numbers 10:10

The Hebrew word Teruah can be translated several different ways:  Blowing a trumpet/horn/shofar, Shouting joyfully, Making a joyful Noise, a Blast or Tumult as an alarm for war or for rejoicing.

“Sing to Him a new, (Chadash #2319) song; Play skillfully with a joyful shout/noise, (Teruah).” Psalm 33:3

O clap your hands, All peoples;
            Shout (Teruah) to God with the voice of joy.” Psalm 47:1

Shout joyfully to God, All the earth” Psalm 66:1

Shout for joy (or make a joyful Noise), to YHVH, All the earth.” Psalm 100:1

Read Psalm 81

This is Yom Teruah in a nutshell

“Again YHVH spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the sons (children) of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing horns, a Holy (Qodesh #6944) Assembly, (Miqra #4744). 25 ‘You shall not do any servile work, but you shall present an offering by fire to YHVH.” Leviticus 23:24-25

That’s it, don’t add to it, and don’t take away from it; on the Seventh New, (Chadash #2319) Moon, we are to cease from our own work.  Blow our horns, and make a joyful noise, (Teruah) or alarm, as a reminder, a set apart (Holy) Assembly/Reading/Rehearsal, (Miqra #4744).

Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, is only 10 days away, repent/ turn to the only Way that leads to (lasting/spiritual) Life.


Now, for Anyone Who Noticed, Those Who Keep The Feasts are Called, The Children of Israel

See,   for more information.  Someday I hope to combine these two…

Are You Israel?

The Creator of the Universe revealed very specific instructions to Moses, in writing.   Although there is evidence these instructions were known before they were written down, these Teachings/Instructions/Commands are called the Torah:  a Light directing us in “The Way of Truth and Life.”

Y’shua (Jesus) referred to Himself as Torah when He claimed to be “The Way, Truth and Life.”  He also explained the Torah and Prophets testify about Him, John 1:14;  John 5:39;  John 14:6;  Luke 24:27.

“In the beginning was the Word, (Torah) and the Word (Torah) was with God, and the Word, (Torah) was God.”  John 1:1; Genesis 1:1Proverbs 8:22-31Colossians 1:17Hebrews 1:10Hebrews 7:3Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 22:13

 The Oneness of God and The Oneness of His Assembly, Israel

Our Unseen Creator is One. He is Undivided, Impartial, He does not show favoritism; Deuteronomy 6:4; Deuteronomy 10:17 Acts 10:34; Deuteronomy 1:17.  His Spirit and Body are One; Ephesians 4:4; Romans 12:4;1 Corinthians 10:17;  Ephesians 2:16,   If we are obediently faithful to His Word, then we are joined to the children of Israel.  This Oneness is called a mystery because it’s spiritual.

“This Mystery is that through the Good News the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members of the Body, and fellow partakers of the Promise (Eternal Life on the New Earth) in Y’shua Messiah/Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 3:6

He calls His Assembly Israel, because the meaning of Israel is: one who “struggles with God and with man and Prevails/Overcomes/Victorious,” Genesis 32:28

To the one who is Victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God. Revelation 2:7

“It is because of Him that you are in Messiah, (Anointed) Y’shua, (Salvation) who has become for us Wisdom from God: our Righteousness, Holiness, and Redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30; Isaiah 45:17

Israel is Not a Religion, Israel is The Faithful, Prevailing, Remnant

*Y’shua did not found any new religion.  He was against the religious experts who divided themselves into different sects and added their own man-made, legalistic, laws to His Torah.

Y’shua did not add or take away from Torah or He would have been proved a liar, just like them; Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:6

It was man who changed Sabbath to Sunday, added pagan holidays, claims our Creator’s Perfect, Eternal Torah is old and replaced by the New,  Abolished, Corrupted, and needing changes that intentionally divide from YHVH’s (our Eternal Creator) only Assembly/body/children of Israel.

God fearing people, still blindly elevate these religious experts.  When we start asking and listening to His Spirit, and His Torah is Spiritual, Romans 7:14.  We will see it is His Spirit who guides us into All Truth,  John 16:13 

YHVH’s Sacred Days are Signs, Reminders and Rehearsals for All

Foreshadowed by the Torah and Prophets, Israel’s physical slavery in Egypt was a picture of mankind’s greater Spiritual Exodus from their oppression to satan, (adversary and accuser).

We All Need to Know YHVH’s Sacred Days

“These are the appointed times of YHVH, holy Assemblies which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them.” Leviticus 23:4

It was a mixed multitude who left Egypt. Exodus 12:38.  Comprised of God-fearing Egyptians, sojourners, foreigner and All who joined themselves to Israel by keeping the instructions/commandments of YHVH, just as it is now, Ephesians 2:19; 1 John 2:3 .

A Physical Picture of Spiritual Deliverance/Salvation

Y’shua, His full Name, Y’hoshua, meaning YHVH’s salvation, can be found throughout the TaNaK, (the Hebrew acronym for Torah, Prophets, Nevi’im and Writings, Ketuvim).

All first century Prophets and Writings were checked to the TaNaK to see if their words were True or False,  Acts 17:11.

Everything Y’shua did was prophesied before it was fulfilled.  He knew He would lay down His temporary life on the Sacred Day of Passover as the Lamb of YHVH.

He knew He would rise to resurrected Life on the, pre-appointed, Third sacred Day of First Fruits.

This is our hope, we also know if we keep His Teachings (Torah), we are apart of His resurrected Body,  1 John 2:6.  He explained this Spiritual Unity as being One with Him as He is One with The Father, John 10:30Deuteronomy 6:4.

Until Heaven and Earth Pass Away Hasn’t Happened Yet

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law, (Torah) or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.  For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law (Torah) until everything is accomplished”..., Matthew 5:18

YHVH’s pre-set days have been signs set from the beginning and will be to the end, Acts 2:1 Acts 12:3Acts 12:4;  Acts 18:21Acts 20:6Acts 20:16Acts 27:91 Corinthians 5:81 Corinthians 16:8.

When something Awesome happens it will happen on one of YHVH’s pre-appointed days.

No one knows when these rehearsals will be fulfilled but we know to be prepared!


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“Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you Free.” John 8:32

Truth shines like a Light in the darkness.

E72796 Forest path in the woodsOpinions About Truth

Our opinions about what’s good, bad, right, wrong, true or false have led to many an ugly disagreement.  Religious, political and family feuds exist as proof of those who do not know their Creator’s definitions.

Refusing to yield our opinions, offenses and grudges enslaves us, .2 Peter 2:19

People Think They are Free when they are Slaves to Sin

Y”shua (Jesus) told the religious leaders of His time, who thought they were free, “everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” John 8:34

The Truth is, sin keeps us bound to death, and we’re all slaves to sin,  Romans 5:12

We either obey sin or we obey Truth.  Because we are slaves to the one we obey, Romans 6:16Genesis 4:7

To be Free From Sin is Life

There may be as many opinions as their are people but from the creation of the world our invisible Creator has made Himself clearly seen by what He has made, so we have no excuse for hanging onto our vain opinions, Romans 1:20.

  Freedom is our choice, Isaiah 55:9,  but it requires laying down my own opinions and beginning a search for what our Creator says is True, Jeremiah 29:13Matthew 7:7Deuteronomy 4:29.

Freedom, Salvation, Deliverance, Victory, Liberty, Release

 “Declaring the End from the Beginning,” Isaiah 46:10

His Word Stands Forever, Isaiah 40:8Psalm 119:89Matthew 5:18

His Word Testifies about Jesus, John 5:39

Jesus, the Westernized name of Y’shua, a shortened version of Y’houshua, (Joshua), means YHVH Delivers.  He is the Way, Truth and Life, John 14:6.  He was the Word from the beginning, John 1:1, and the Word testifies about Him, John 5:39

 The Instructions to Freedom are Not a Religion, They are Y’shua

The Word (Torah) is the perfect Way (instructions) of freedom, Psalm 119:45; James 1:25James 2:12Isaiah 61:1Luke 4:18

Before all the religious divisions, the Word of Truth existed.  A man named Moses was chosen to put the Word in writing, (Torah).  These are the instructions that shine like a Light in the darkness, because they foreshadowed Y’shua, who is the Light of Life, John 8:12

Y’shua made it possible for all people to pass from death to Life,  1 John 3:14.  All have the choice to be free from their oppression, contention, un-forgivenss and hate.   All we need to do is test our opinions and make them obedient to  the Way Y’shua lived, 1 John 2:62 Corinthians 10:5.

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The Great I AM is Sovereign

Most people of faith would agree there is One Sovereign over All, but they continue to fear the dark.

Is He Sovereign, even over The Darkness of Deception?

 “I AM said, ‘Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said this while another said that. “Then a spirit came forward and stood before I AM and said, ‘I will entice him.’  “I AM said to him, ‘How?  (question added for translation) ‘ And he said, ‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.‘…1 Kings 22:21,22

“Now therefore, behold, YHVH, (I AM) has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, for I AM has proclaimed disaster against you.” 2 Chronicles 18:22

“…they are spirits of demons, (lies) performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of YHVH (I AM), the Almighty.”  Revelation 16:14 

“…false Messiahs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  “Behold, I have told you in advance.” Matthew 24:24

“…even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel (the good news of the Kingdom) contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be cursed!”  Galatians 1:8

“For this reason God (I AM) will send upon them a deceiving influence/spirit so that they will believe what is false,” 2 Thessalonians 2:11

So Who is Sovereign Over The Darkness of Deception?

“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,” Obadiah 1:3

That’s right, The Great I AM is Sovereign, even over deception.  It is the darkness of deception that reveals the arrogant/exalted/proud/haughty heart.

“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:12Proverbs 29:23; James 4:10

“Therefore, putting aside every bad thing, in humility receive the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21

Every bad thing covers darkness, it’s nothing more than the absence of good.  The Hebrew word Ra is usually translated into English as Evil but it means everything bad; even those everyday issues we struggle with as we strive to be humble.

Ra is the Reason We Argue and Fight  

The cause of strife, hate and war is arrogance, selfishness and pride battling for control.

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” James 4:1

It’s the Only Reason We Fear People More Than We Fear God

I AM is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6Psalm 56:11Isaiah 51:12

“I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.” Luke 12:4

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39

If we are afraid of what people can do to us, and refuse to love one another, than we are still deceived.

But from there you will seek Me, (I AM) and you will find Me if you search with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29Jeremiah 29:13

“All your children will be taught by I AM, and great will be their Peace.” Hebrews 8:11; Isaiah 54:13Jeremiah 31:34

“It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF I AM.” John 6:45

The deceptions, or doctrines of man, create division, confusion, fear, strife and war.  None of which exist in The Kingdom of Peace. 1 Timothy 6:4

The Good News is that everyone who humbly seeks the King of the Universe finds His Kingdom. Matthew 7:7

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,” John 10:9

Salvation/Freedom is from deception when we know the Truth, John 8:32

Y’shua (Jesus) is the promised One, Messiah, Seed, Son, Salvation, The Word, The Way, The Truth, The Life, The Light, The Door….Genesis 3:15; John 1:14John 1:4John 4:25John 14:61 John 5:10…

If we say we are servants of the King of the Universe, The Great I AM, yet remain powerless over our own words and actions, our hearts remain deceived; Titus 1:162 Timothy 3:5James 1:26

The one who does not love does not know God, (I AM), for God Is Love. 1 John 4:8 1 John 3:10


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Love never failsLove, Passion and Sex.  Wrath, Fury and Jealousy

Each of these words has a physical and spiritual meaning.   We can attempt to understand the Spirit of our Creator with our finite logic or we can humbly acknowledge our own physical darkness and His Spiritual Light.

As a human, who once allowed my feelings or emotions to reign, I have experienced some extreme Mt.top highs and the lowest of depths.  This is my lesson of learning, to show just how great the contrast really is between our temporary human perceptions and lasting spiritual realities.

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares YHVH.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:8,9.

Human Love, Passion and Sex

 The Quest to stay on That Fleeting Mt. Top of Happiness

I thought to myself, this must be what true love feels like!  The symptoms of infatuation began to make my heart rate accelerate, I had more energy, a bounce in my step, a smile on my face.  I was consumed with thoughts of my new found love from the first thing in the morning until I fell asleep at night.  My heart didn’t touch the ground for over a year and I was certain it was mutual.  I couldn’t wait to say our wedding vows, including the words of 1 Corinthians 13:8, “Love never fails.”

What Kind of Love Never Fails?

YHVH’s Love is unfailing, steadfast, never-ending, does not forsake, leave, or withdraw, it’s an unchanging Loyalty and commitment that does not fluctuate or have anything to do with our fickle human feelings of love.

If someone “makes us feel happy” we are revealing our feelings are in complete control and giving them the power over how we feel.

To say the least, human passion is a powerful feeling.  Those who do not learn to master their feelings will be mastered by them. Genesis 4:7  Giving into human feelings can make us do things you never dreamed we would do.  Like puppet strings, it may be fun to feel their control in the high places.  Being in bondage to those strings will also take you down.

Wrath, Fury and Jealousy

By the second year of marriage those Mt.Top memories had long since been obscured by feelings of disappointment, sorrow and loneliness.  The man I had once acclaimed for my happiness was not the blame for my emotional pain.

I experienced feelings of jealousy when the marriage was first threatened.  Even I was shocked by the fury and wrath that flowed through my body, like a Mamma bear, I felt capable of shredding the enemy with my bare hands.  Those feelings I’d once called love paled in comparison to the depth of my hate.

Our divorce plagued me like a death, any good memories had been separated by association.  Pretending a sacred covenant of marriage hadn’t been broken was impossible.  I was constantly reminded of the crumbling foundation my marriage had been built on, fluctuating feelings, instead of YHVH’s Loyal Covenant Love.

It took well over a decade before I learned to recognize the difference between human feelings and Spiritual obedience.  Although humans have feelings they are instructed control them and not be controlled by them, Ephesians 4:26.

Truth about Love, Passion, Sex

In contrast to my story above, YHVH’s Love does not fluctuate, He is Love, 1 John 4:16.  His Covenant Loyalty is an unfailing spiritual obedience, devoid of any fluctuating human feelings.  He is Spirit, John 4:24. He is not needy or insecure for anything or anyone to make Him feel happy.  YHVH is One, Complete and Whole, Deuteronomy 6:4.

Our Creator’s passion can not be compared with human passion.  One is selfless and the other is selfish.  His instructions are given for our good.  Our perversion of His teaching, to keep sex exclusively within a Loyal Marriage Covenant, has destructive consequences.

Wrath, Fury and Jealousy 

YHVH’s Wrath, (same word as Passion in Hebrew), Fury and Jealousy are not to be equated with human feelings.  YHVH is completely Good, Just and Right.  To be jealous of what threatens those you love is not wrong.  It is our human nature that turns them into something selfish.  Our physical concepts are only a shadow of Spiritual reality.

When we read phrases about YHVH’s, Cup of Wrath, Fury, Anger etc.we need to make sure not to project our human thinking onto anything YHVH has purposed for mankind’s ultimate Good. Romans 8:28Psalm 119:75Hebrews 12:10

Psalm 66:10  “For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.”

Our Loving Father disciplines those He loves, Hebrews 12:6 . Guiding, testing and proving us, training us in the way that leads to lasting Life.

Loyal Covenant Love does Not Fail.  It perseveres, conquers, overcomes and endures.

Covenant Loyalty is a choice, whether in marriage or toward our obedience to do Right in reverence, honor and Love toward our Creator.  We can be assured the difficulties we face, during this very temporary time on earth, are the very things setting us free, Psalm 105:19

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