The commands of YAH are set before us, the elect of YAHUAH , as both a blessing and a curse. All throughout Scripture and from the beginning of our history in the world, we see; the blessing and the curse. We see Israel (the elect) receiving the blessings of YAH when they are being obedient to His Word and receiving destruction when they are disobedient.
"Hear now, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow so that you may live, enter, and take possession of the land that YHWH, the ELOHIM of your fathers, is giving you."
"I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly perish from the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live long upon it but will be utterly destroyed. "
"See, today I am setting before you a blessing and a curse."
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessing and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”
"You are also to say to this people, ‘This is what YAHUAH says, behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death."
"But you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die."
"For the wages of sin is death but the gift of ELOHIM is eternal life through YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH our ADONAI."
Satan is at war with us. We’ve been at war with sin since the beginning of our story. Satan means to deceive and destroy the elect. We are in a state of deception when it comes to truth because Satan is at work distorting the truth.
Often, we are led by today’s teachers (whether those teachers realize it or not), into the world’s view that we are waiting on a coming deception. But let us consider that the deceiver has existed since the beginning of our walk in this world. Satan wants to deceive and destroy the elect of YHWH. Satan is, in fact, dedicated to your destruction.
Is it really hard to believe that a lot of “religious tradition” and “religious doctrine” is misleading the body of believers in the Messiah?
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life, and only a few find it. Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
“They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the commands of men.”
"Wherefore YHWH said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:"
"He answered and said unto them, “Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men. ‘You have disregarded the commandment of YAH to keep the tradition of men.”
"Her prophets are reckless, faithless men who profane the sanctuary; they do violence to the law."
"Her priests do violence to My law and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they fail to distinguish between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them."
"For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires so they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths…."
"Her leaders judge for a bride, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money: yet will they lean upon YHWH, and say, Is not YAH among us? non evil can come upon us."
A path that believers should avoid is the broad road that teaches them that they are free to remain in sin. If you are a believer in Messiah YAHUSHA than you have freely received grace and you are a virgin bride awaiting the coming of your King.
I urge those of you who believe Messiah YAHUSHA to consider the parable of the 10 virgins…..
"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not."
Truly, scripture interprets scripture, and line upon line and precept upon precept reveals the truth. Truth is waiting to be uncovered by those who seek it.
"For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:"
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
Perilous times are coming. We have been warned in advance so that we would not be offended. We know that we will experience tribulation(s) in this world. Keeping the Word of the Father means that the world will hate you, not love you. But those who persevere until the end shall be saved.
"These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended."
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
"Surely YHWH will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."
"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:"
Family, we do not have to be in darkness about the coming judgment upon the world, we are children of the light and we are shown the signs of the times that we live in.
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness"
"I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of YHWH, and the faith of YAHUSHA."
"But he who endures to the end shall be saved."