Yahshua said, " No man having put his hand to the plow, and looking back
is fit for the Kingdom of Elohim. Luke 9:62
Some of us were at one time a part of what is commonly called
"christianity". As a part of these religions we had many beliefs that
were contrary to true belief. Even before this we were walking in the way
of the flesh, following its urges. This is the broad way that leads to death.
1 John 3:4 "Who ever commits sin, transgresses also the law; for sin is
the transgression (breaking) of the law".
I had a dream that began when I was about eight and was still having it in
my late twenties. In that dream I would see an odd shaped ball bouncing
from one place to another, never going straight, and you never knew where
it would go next.
This is the way my life was until I was about thirty two years old, my life
had no purpose nor goal. All this changed when I began to be called and
heeded that call.
"Elohim who at different times and in different manners spoke in times
past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us
by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made
all. Who having the same brightness, and is the express image of His
being, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by
Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on
high". Hebrews 1:1-3
Potter and the clay
Romans 9:20-21 "But who are you O man, to talk back to Elohim? Shall
that which was formed say to Him who formed it, " Why have you made
me like this?" Does not the potter have authority over the clay, from the
same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dis-honor.
Yahshua as the very Creator has the authority from His Father to do as
He wills with His creation as long as it reaches the result that was planned
from the beginning.
From the beginning there was planned a way for man to become children of our Father. 2 Peter 3:9 " Yahh is not slow in regard to the promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward us, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." 2 Timothy 2:25 "in meekness instructing those who are in opposition, lest somehow Elohim gives them repentance unto a thorough knowledge of the truth. John 1:17 "for the law was given through Moshe, the favor and the truth came through Yahshua Messiah."
It is through the Spirit that we can have understanding. It is through the
Spirit that we learn. 1 John 2:27. What Spirit is this? Galatians 4:6
"Because we are children, Elohim (our Father) has sent forth the Spirit
of His Son into our hearts, crying " Abba, Father. (Poppa Father)
As we start on the road that leads us to the Kingdom we can expect the
adversary, the Devil, to try to side track us in some way to keep us from
the full knowledge of the truth.
Matthew 7:13-14 " 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. Because the gate is narrow and the way
is hard which leads to life, and there are few that find it."
We all walked in that broad way before we were called. If we have
been called then we can be sure that the adversary will be constantly
seeking a way to cause us to get off of that way that leads to life.
He will seek to turn us away some how. Maybe cause us to believe
that we are "good enough" that we need do learn nothing more, nor
to change nothing in our belief. Many have followed a "man" in their
quest for salvation. The only "man" we should follow is our Savior
We each need to search the Scriptures daily to see if we are walking
the way that leads to life everlasting. Many things learned in our
previous belief need to be re-evaluated, to see whether they are "truth"
or error. As gold is refined so should our life be before our Creator and
our Savior. As gold ore is heated the impurities come to the top and are
taken off. The more it is heated the more impurities came be taken off
until the gold in pure. We must become "pure" as He is "pure".
We must be as the Bereaens Acts 17:11. What Scriptures were they
searching, what we call the Old Testament, this was the only thing
available to them.
Romans 15:4 "for whatever was written before was written for our
instruction, that through endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have the expectation (hope)." But just as Yahshua fulfilled
all that was written about Him when He came, He also finished the
way of salvation. He died on the stake in our stead. He had finished
the work His Father had given Him. A major part of that work was
teaching about the coming of His Kingdom. This had been promised
from the beginning but was only now revealed and completed.
Yahshua came to do the express will and purpose of His Father.
John 3:34 " My food is to do the desire of Him who sent Me, and
to accomplish His work.
Hebrews 10:9 "See I come to do your desire O Elohim" He takes away
the first to establish the second.
Psalm 15:2 Who stays in the presence of Yahh, "He who walks
blamelessly, and does righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart"
We are told to seek the way of truth and righteousness. Each day in
our life brings us closer to the end of it, and closer to the day of Yahshua's
return. What was "right" for yesterday may not be what we need for
today. We cannot go on into perfection by hanging on to the past.
About there years ago I had another dream. In this one we were told to
get in an old car and it would take us where we were to be and had
every thing in it that we would need. When we got to the destination
and had every thing arranged for the Sabbath and set down to think
about the advents of the day, we saw the car and the hi-way used to
get us to the destination were no longer there. They were not needed
any more for what we were to do. This is the same with many other
things in our past. These need to be discarded.
Again the adversary, Satan will try us to get us off the narrow way. He
will put things in our path that will cause us to stumble. But we have
the assurance that Yahshua is there to pick us up and carry us over
the rough places if we will but come and ask.
Here Paul is writing to the Philippians, but it is even more to us today.
" What is more, we even count all to be loss because of the excellence
of the knowledge of Messiah Yahshua my Master, for whom we will suffer
the loss of all, and count them as refuse in order to gain Messiah. To
be found in Him, not having my (our) own righteousness, which is of
the law, but that which is through belief in Messiah, the righteousness
which is from Elohim and is based on belief. To know Him and the
power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being
conformed to His death. If some how we might attain to the resurrection
from the dead. Not that we have already received, or already perfected
but we press on, to lay hold of that for which Messiah Yahshua has
completed. So we do not count ourselves to have laid hold of it yet,
but only this, FORGETTING what is BEHIND and REACHING out for
what lies AHEAD, we press on toward the goal for the prize of the
high calling of Elohim in Messiah Yahshua.
It is truly beyond our comprehension what lies ahead for those that are
willing to forget what is behind and reach out for what is ahead. This
is our most important purpose and goal. We must be doing the will
of our Father and our Elder Brother Yahshua, He should be our "roll
model". It is through Him we have forgiveness and then life ever
lasting in His Kingdom.
In His Masters Service
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