Lewis New Testament Bible Study Series

The following is the preface to my Lewis New Testament Bible Study Series with fourteen books from Matthew to Revelation.  Each book will be released on Amazon.com as finished throughout 2017.  This is one of many excerpts of the books I will introduce on this blog.  Book mark this page to see what’s happening.

Preface

Welcome!

From early childhood, I wanted to know how to read and understand the Bible.  That may sound strange coming from a person whose family never discussed religion or went to church.  When I did have the opportunity to read a Bible, I couldn’t.  It was beyond my understanding and there was no one in the family to help me.  I felt on the outside of something that I knew was important.  Thirty years later, two days after I received the truth of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, I was given a Bible.  There are sixty-six books in the Bible and I chose to read the last and most controversial; the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

My childhood wish was fulfilled in a way I and my family knew nothing about then.  I stepped through the door of Jesus, from the world’s understanding in my human birth, into the kingdom of heaven’s understanding in my new spirit birth, given by the Holy Spirit through Jesus.  That was the beginning of my schooling in the Spirit and the Bible.

C. S. Lewis chose another way of expressing the same thing in his fiction fantasy books, The Chronicles of Narnia. We both share the very real wonders of the Bible with the world in different ways to reach different hearts and minds for Jesus. Fantasy was Lewis’ gift and the enormously fantastic reality of the Bible is my gift; both are exciting in their own ways.

Within the pages of my first Bible, I soon learned that the Bible’s Old Testament books are about human struggles between good and evil from creation, how God’s Law helped with that struggle, and how the prophets spoke God’s desire for the people to love him and turn to him.  The New Testament books are about the new birth in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, as I described above and John describes in his Gospel with the words, you must be born again.  Billions of invitations are spoken daily by the infinite Spirit of our Creator, directly or through fellow humans.  Everyone from the beginning of creation to the end was or is on the invitation list until the invite is accepted or completely rejected. He doesn’t force anyone to love him and turn to him.  Just remember; after death, choice is no longer an option.

Join me, will you, on a stroll through the New Testament to share in the adventures of Jesus and his disciples.

This series is about the Bible, so the Bible is the primary resource.  Prevalent theological understanding must be placed in a secondary position, due to many differing doctrines among theologians and church leaders.

The Bible used in my writings is my own Word of YHVH Bible (WYB).  I created this version from a Public Domain copy of the King James Version (KJV); I might add, with great trepidation.  Even though I didn’t grow up with a Bible, I was raised to respect it, which means, don’t mess with it.  But the deeper my studies went, the more I realized that somebody already messed with it.  This is what shook me loose.

(Isaiah 42:8-KJVI am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

(Isaiah 42:8-WYB) “I [am] YHVH: that [is] My Name: and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

YHVH is our Creator’s Hebrew personal name.  We humans don’t have the right to change it.  We can define his character and attributes with the Bible’s epithets for him, but don’t change his name.  The early Bible translators made that mistake. Did they not know our Creator is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and he has never changed his name?  Until recent years, only the Holy Scriptures of Judaism proudly presented the Hebrew name YHVH.

English translators substituted LORD for the Hebrew name, YHVH in the Old Testament 6,521 times.  In the New Testament, the name of our Creator was substituted 1,372 times with the Greek word, Theos, then the translators substituted the English word God for Theos.

Hebrew scholars and grammarians believe YHVH is unpronounceable, so they use substitutes while reading or speaking it, like the Four Letters, G_d, Adonai, and Yahweh. They qualify their conclusion with long complicated modern Hebrew grammar reasoning for an ancient name written thousands of years before Hebrew rules of grammar existed.  Even so, YHVH says to proclaim his name in all the earth, and I am here to honor that command.

I use the KISS principle, Keep It Simple Saints.  The root of YHVH is the Hebrew word, HVH (hävah), defined in Strong’s Bible Dictionary as to be.  The simplest pronunciation for the Four Letters is by phonetics, Yah-Ha-vah, YaHavah.  It means Yah is.

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I stress the importance of knowing our Creator’s name, because he is the real teacher and interpreter of the Bible and not to be confused with any other god.  After all, he inspired its original human scribes to write his words.  The Word of YHVH Bible is the only English language Bible with his name in both, the Old Testament and the New Testament.

This is what YaHavah spoke through David in Psalm 32:

(Psalm 32:8-9) I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with My eye.  Be not as the horse, [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, or they will not come near to you.

“I” is YaHavah, “My eye” is the Spirit of YaHavah. YaHavah envelops his creation with his infinite Spirit and keeps the movement of every orb in the universe in perfect timing, from the smallest atom to the greatest sun.  He knows every grain of sand on earth’s shores and knows every hair on every head, or where it used to be.

The first question most people want to know is, what my qualifications are for creating a new version of the Bible or writing commentaries on the Bible?  My answer is simple, I believe Jesus’ command:

(Matthew 28:18-20) 18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to me in heaven and in the earth.  19Go accordingly and teach all peoples, 20teach them to be watchmen of all things that I commanded you and know I am with you always, until the end of the age.  Amen.

And not just to the first disciples, but all true and faithful believers who accept the invitation to become reborn in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus.

(John 3:16-17) For YHVH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For YHVH sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.

I have spent half of my life learning from YaHavah and his precious words in the Bible, and my whole life listening to what other people say about the Bible.  The world’s consensus is mixed with mystery, love, and hate.  By listening, I’ve learned that the difficulty in understanding the Bible is not because it is veiled in mystery, it is because human understanding has placed that veil of mystery over it.  All anyone need do is open their heart to YaHavah’s great love and open their mind to his great wisdom to accept the gift of new life, for which Jesus gave his life.

Born again believers have the Spirit of YaHavah to teach its meaning with his wisdom and understanding.  You might say they attend the HSU of YHVH, or “Holy Spirit University of YaHavah” located in the kingdom of YaHavah.  It has the distinction of being the first “online” university.  Unfortunately, enrollment has been down for several hundred years. I know this because YaHavah does not teach diverse understandings of his word.  His understanding is consistent and unified in his Spirit; therefore, different understandings by multiple persons or groups on any Bible subject is not of YaHavah or the Bible.

(Psalm 25:2-5) 2O my Elohim, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.  3Yea, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.  4Show me your ways, O YHVH; teach me your paths.  5Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you [are] the Elohim of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day.

How to use this Study Series

Each chapter contains the Scriptures for reading and quick reference, followed by a study/commentary.  Each chapter ends with a conclusion, not mine, but yours.  Briefly describe three or more main points of each chapter of each study book.

Suggestion: use a journal for study notes and questions throughout this series for future reference and above all, let the Holy Spirit and the Bible teach you and answer any questions you have.

Peace be with you and yours

 

 

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The Bible Has a Calendar

The following is an excerpt from my latest book, “The 2,466 Year-Old Calendar Nobody Could See.”….

“The Bible really does have a calendar lost in plain sight.  Daniel’s prophecy of seventy sevens of years laid out its structure, but it was never seen as a full calendar.  Theologians have only seen the timing from its beginning to the birth and death of Jesus.  They are waiting for the last seven years of the prophecy, without seeing the calendar as continuous to that time and beyond to the end.  There is no gap in the calendar of seventy sevens of years.

This calendar is in the Bible, so everything that leads to understanding it is also, in the Bible.  If persons are against examining the Bible to find the purpose of this calendar, then this is not the book for them.

Frankly, I always thought it boring to study Old Testament chronologies.  I discovered the importance of them when I decided to do this book to determine the correct beginning date for Daniel’s seventy-sevens timing.  It was a real challenge and eye-opener, and well worth it.  I refer to this booklet often in my personal Bible studies to clarify other things in the Bible.  I believe it is a necessary handbook for serious Bible and historical studies.

This is what the long lost and fleshed-out calendar looks like:

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It will be fully explained throughout this booklet, during which time, the Bible will expose the doctrines that have impeded full knowledge of it.  Hopefully, the error of those doctrines will become evident to those who know of, or practice them. “

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The most reliable end time timeline available looks very different from the popular (and complicated) timelines developed by pre-tribulationists, mid-tribulationists, and post-tribulationists.  I have copies of all their charts, and believe me, they are confusing.  These three place the return of Jesus at different times during the last seven years of Daniel’s prophecy, but they all have one thing in common; they all interpret the seven seals (on the scroll with seven seals) as the last seven years.  What they don’t see is the imagery clues explaining that all seven seals are not unique to the last seven years.   The first four (the horsemen) are about choosing between Jesus or captivity for not believing and teaching the truth about the first and second coming of Jesus Christ; the fifth is the reward for choosing Jesus, making the timing for the first five seals past, present, and future.  Only seal seven describes the last seven years.  Seal six is specific to YaHavah’s promise of a second redemption for the twelve tribes of Israel; the first was from Egypt; the timing is at the sound of the seventh trumpet of seal seven.  These things are explained biblically in my books about them.  Only you can decide what you want to believe.  To do that, one must understand the options.

I invite you to examine a free copy of my Glossary of Common Terms  to see the Bible’s explanation of popular words and phrases used and queried by Christians today.

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Let’s talk about this, after all, trusting the truth of the Bible is a matter of eternal life and death for teacher and follower.  The only fear anyone should have is the fear of YaHavah, which translates to full respect and love for him and his truth.  Even YaHavah invites dialog:

18Come now and let us reason together, said YHVH: though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  19If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land: 20but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of YHVH has spoken [it].  (Isaiah 1:18-20)

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Two kinds of Nontrinitarian

Trinitarians would have the world think there is only one type of non-Trinitarian; the cultic type, including Jehovah’s Witness, Latter-Day-Saints (Mormons), Christadelphian, Islam, and a few more.  Is this a true assumption?  Before answering; remember, Jesus was a Jew of the tribe of Judah.

Judaism isn’t typically listed with the cults, but it is non-Trinitarian.  In fact, there are two types of non-Trinitarianism:

  1. Biblical non-Trinitarianism as understood in Spirit logic
    1. Judaism has one and only one YHVH (YaHavah) Elohim
    2. YHVH Elohim is singular in Spirit and Bible understanding
      1. YHVH cannot be divided into two persons known as Father and Spirit
    3. YHVH is Spirit
      1. YHVH is always on his throne in heaven, yet he fills the heavens and the earth
      2. The facets of YHVH’s infinite omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience is a unity of one.
      3.  One person’s ability to “do-it-all” is difficult for human understanding to grasp.  It is not difficult for a person truly filled with the Spirit of YHVH.
  2. non-Biblical non-Trinitarianism as understood in human logic.
    1. Ambiguity is the rule
    2. Cults thrive on human understanding and logic
    3. Philosophers thrive on going over Bible boundaries
    4. Human logic of YHVH’s nature depends of the ambiguous word, God, for both Trinity and non-Trinity believers
      1. The word, God, has become a plural pronoun in human understanding of the nature of God.
      2. No specific name to identify which god—god the father, god the son, god the spirit.

Remove ambiguity and Bible clarity becomes the rule.  The following verses demonstrate the singularity, infinity, and friendship of YHVH Elohim.  These are non-Trinitarian bible verses from the Word of YHVH Bible.

Is. 42:8 I [am] YHVH (YaHavah): that [is] My Name: and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Ps. 32:8-9 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with My eye.  Be not as the horse, [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, or they will not come near to you.
Jer. 23:23-24 23[Am] I Elohim at hand, said YHVH, and not Elohim afar off?  24Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?Said YHVH.  Do I not fill heaven and earth?Said YHVH.
Jn. 3:16-17 For YHVH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For YHVH sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
Num. 6:24-26 YHVH bless you, and keep you; YHVH make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; YHVH turn his face toward you, and give you peace.
Ps. 73:24  “You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory.”  Amen

There is Father (YHVH), who is Spirit, and Jesus (son of YHVH) who is led by the anointing of Father’s Spirit.  True believers are also led by the anointing of Father’s Spirit.

Jesus was and still is a Jew of the tribe of Judah.  He is the King, Priest, Judge, and Savior.  YaHavah confirmed that Jesus is his human son by his spoken words when he was anointed in YaHavah’s Spirit and signified by the descending dove.  His confirmation also made it known that the prophecy of the name, Immanuel (Elohim with us), was fulfilled on that day, as well as similar prophecies in Isaiah, Psalms, Daniel and Ezekiel.

It seems to me that believers have fallen to dependence on other doctrines more than what the original Scriptures teach.  I say original, because denominations create their own bible translations and annotations with slight alterations to accommodate their doctrines.  Laziness on the part of most believers has taken the place of spending daily study time in the bible or depending on favored teachers instead of the Spirit of YHVH.  Daily devotionals do not count as bonafide bible study.

Change is taking place as we speak.  Don’t be left behind, because that is what will happen to those who will not accept the Biblical non-Trinitarian understanding when Jesus returns.

Talk to me.  Tell what you think about Biblical non-Trinitarianism.

 

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Understanding the Holy Spirit

THERE IS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS in the times we are entering today.  On the good side, we are entering a new time of understanding the pure teaching of the Bible.  When I say pure teaching, I mean without using traditional church doctrines and creeds as a crutch.
 
On the bad side, there are many Bible teachers attempting to explain how the Spirit of YaHavah works, but there are some major problems with their basic understanding of the Spirit (of YaHavah).
 
The three most important characters of the Bible were introduced in the first three chapters of Genesis.  They are YaHavah, Jesus (as a promise), and humankind.  The nemesis of those chapters and in the lives of every human being from beginning to end is, in Hebrew, nachash, translated to serpent.  The more correct translation is the enchanter; whispering enchanting thoughts is his deceitful tactic of destruction.
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The Courage to Find the Truth and Stand on it With Confidence

Truth is not illusive or hiding in any way.  It is there for anyone willing to listen and obey what Jesus taught his disciples.

For 37 years, since I became born again and finally read the Bible in the light of the Spirit of YaHavah, I have been writing about testing everything thought, heard, and seen before acting on it.  It took me a long time to learn how to do that even though I preached it in my articles and websites.  So, I know it will be a difficult journey for others, too.  Especially, those buried deeply into the many false doctrines that have plagued all believers of Jesus Christ since the second century.

I believe what the Bible teaches about testing everything to see if it is of YaHavah or the world and I will fight for the “real” truth to be heard till I die.  I have been mocked and shunned for years, but my voice will continue to be out there for any to listen until the end.

Having the courage to find the truth is only half the battle.  Having the courage to stand firmly on that rock is the other half.  Not everyone has the courage to risk losing everything, or a large part, of what they have achieved in the world.  I don’t fault them.  They simply have not heard the whole truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ to understand they are not alone when they enter the Kingdom of YaHavah.  YaHavah and Jesus come to be with those who hear and believe the truth.  I fault those who believe the lies that hides all of the gospel, or truth, of what Jesus did for humanity to keep them from the Kingdom of YaHavah.  They are the ones who have not tested what they thought, heard, and saw before passing it on to other unsuspecting persons.

Yes, Jesus was born sinless, but how many people know why and how he was born sinless?

Yes, Jesus is called the Christ or Messiah, but how many understand the Bible’s full meaning of the word Christ and Messiah?

Yes, Jesus taught the truth to his disciples and all who would listen, but how many understand what he meant when he said he came to fulfill the law and prophets?

Yes, Jesus died on the cross as the sinless lamb of YaHavah, but how many know that he had to be fully human to be that lamb?

Yes, Jesus was resurrected from the grave, but how many know that for this, too, he had to be fully human and not a god?

Yes, Jesus ascended into heaven on a cloud and will return in the same way, but how many know what happened after he ascended into heaven?

It is at the last point that believers of Jesus Christ have been defrauded of the whole truth of Jesus’ ascension and what he accomplished for them.  The first disciples understood that Jesus had to leave them to be glorified in heaven.  They understood the full implication of that first day of Pentecost when the Spirit came upon them.  Jesus taught them well and he even sent a message to confirm what he taught them.  That message is called the Revelation of Jesus Christ.  There is one verse in the message that answers the last statement about Jesus’ ascension.

I am more than happy to reveal that to you here, but it wouldn’t mean anything to most readers, since it has been masked by other very popular, yet erroneous, teachings.

There is not one well known Bible teacher, commentator, or theologian who does not point an accusing finger at those they call cults, yet these same teachers of the Bible are no better than those they accuse as long as they stand on the poor hermeneutics of fraudulent teachings.  Set all teachings aside long enough to hear what the Bible teaches.  Investigate biblical perspectives that really are pure bible untainted by any denominational doctrine.  Click the Amazon Author’s Page menu tab to view samples of the books shown above and more.  The time for “sitting on the fence” is over.

 

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Where has Courage Gone?

I am a Bible sleuth, or detective.  I find things that are lost and then write about them so others can find them, too.  So far I’ve done well in finding things the church has lost, except for courage.

This is the case of lost courage.  This I fear will be an open ended story.

The first century church was a most courageous people.  They not only had Rome to contend with, but there were the temple priests, the pagans, and other groups who took various stands against them.  Some didn’t believe in the resurrection and others didn’t believe Jesus was the son of YaHavah, aka, God and LORD for those who do not know his Hebrew name.  Through all of the opposition, the first disciples had courage unto death.  Like the prophets of the Old Testament, they suffered for the truth of Yah.  They had courage.  But where did courage flee too?

I see no courage today.  What I see are cowards who can only mimic the errors taught to them by people they think they can trust.  At some point many feel deep in their heart that something is wrong, but the longer they fail to attend to it, the harder their hearts become, until they are empty boxes with no doors or windows.  They have become deaf to the Spirit’s knock at the door of their hearts because the door is gone.  They cannot hear the Spirit urging them to repent and seek YaHavah’s truth through Jesus.  How can the Spirit of YaHavah knock and call their names if they are rooms with no doors?

Courage has gone!  Father, have mercy on them.

A few days after I wrote this in my journal, I received an email from Charisma News with an article titled “ISIS Kill List Names 15,000 Christian Americans Targeted for Death” by Bethany Blankley.  You can read the article here.  You can read the full article here.

Scuttlebutt has it that Christians of churches in certain named US cities are targeted for death.  The article reports that a teenage Jihadist in the US decided that if he couldn’t go to the Middle East to join Jihad, he would do it in the city where he lives.  He chose a mega church and made his plan.  He acquired guns and a sword to sever heads.  He especially liked the idea of severing heads.  He was ready for Jihad—until his father discovered his cache in his car.

What does it take to get through Christian skulls that complacent status quo is not good enough?  How can the truth get through to Christians today that the enemy is actively on the prowl to turn young impressionable minds and hearts into killers?  And I’m not just talking about ISIS.  I’m talking about the real leader of terrorism—that fallen angel we know as Satan.  Even though he can’t be seen, he can be heard.  He is very real.  From the beginning he has prowled the earth to devour and destroy.  All humanity is vulnerable to his attacks by error and fear.

It takes courage to dig out from under a deep pile of doctrinal errors to find the real truth of YaHavah and Jesus in the Judeo/Christian bible.  I have been digging for 37 years.  A few thousand seekers for truth worldwide have acquired my books that report what I have found about what was lost to the church.  I gave the books and articles away free for years, but time is short to the return of Jesus and for me (nearing eighty).  I needed more visitors and Amazon.com was the easiest choice where authors can publish for free.  My Author Page.    

Not all have the courage to listen, because there are many more nay Sayers who are eager to squelch what they don’t understand and who are satisfied with complacent status quo.  They have chosen error as their truth and set out to intimidate and frighten those who seek the real truth.  They don’t like anyone to rock the boat.  Don’t they know that their error is the storm rocking their boat?  Don’t they know that Jesus can walk on water and still the storm? 

The fact of the matter is; ISIS doesn’t own terrorism.  The Christian church is also full of intimidating terrorists shunning what they don’t understand and too lazy to find out.  Both sides fail to understand that the world is running out of time.  Both sides are making Satan’s work a whole lot easier.  Will any of them have the courage to dig out from under error to seek the real Bible truth about YaHavah and Jesus?

What do you think?  Please let me know.

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Nine Reasons Why Christianity is Failing

THIS ARTICLE IS IN NINE PARTS QUOTED FROM THE BOOK OF THE SAME TITLE (available at http://www.freebiblepdf.com/bible.html

PART 1–WHY SHOULD CHRISTIANS TEST DOCTRINE?

Haven’t all Christian doctrines been tested and found to be true?  Usually, that response comes from the perspective of the denomination a person is following.  They trust that they are right and disregard differences as error by those who differ.  They agree to disagree.

If all Christian doctrines are true, then why do so many of them disagree about the same things?  And why are there so many denominations because of disagreement?  According to the Bible, all believers of Jesus Christ should be of one mind and agreement in the power of the Spirit of YHVH.  YHVH is not diverse in his understanding and does not teach diversity in understanding his truth.  If anything, YHVH is dogmatic and steadfast.  I began learning that from the first day I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior.  I also began learning how devious Satan is.

Get your notepad out and write all of your questions, observations, and even disagreements, because all of the subjects in this book overlap and intermingle with each other.  Things will be repeated from one chapter to help explain something in another chapter.  It is difficult to mentally sort it out, at least it was for me when I first started learning these things.  False doctrines will argue many points made here, so bear with me to the end, then review your notes and choose how you want to go.

I pray or talk to the Lord every day, but from 1980 to 1995 I prayed daily specifically for YaHavah’s wisdom and understanding.  Those were my first years of studying the Bible and the Revelation of Jesus Christ.  I was a new Christian and I jumped into the deep end of the pool.  Even so, those were the years that my first study/commentary came into existence.  It took a lot of soul searching and praying to overcome, not only my own willful independence, but many needless and burdening traditions placed on Christianity and women.  Things like: women shouldn’t teach men about Bible doctrine, one should not question the knowledge and authority of Pastors and Theologians, and tread lightly with regard to fresh insights from the Bible.  I had a lot of arguments going on in my head that were trying to discourage me from doing what I knew I was called to do.  Satan is very good at creating doubt and stifling confidence in the Bible and Christianity.

It took many years, but I had the best mentors of all to bring me through all of those trials.  Their names are YaHavah and Jesus.  The promises in the Bible about them are true.  They are faithful to the faithful and they are encouraging to the wavering and weary.

Even so, Christians have become complacent in that they are not doing what the Bible commands them to do; test the spirit of all things to see if it is from YHVH.  Adam didn’t do this when he was tempted, but Jesus did.  The Serpent knew that YHVH commanded Adam to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and taunted Adam and Eve with doubt.  Adam should have corrected the Enchanter by repeating exactly what YHVH commanded and stood firm on it.  Satan tempted Jesus and Jesus responded with the truth and stood firm.  That is what testing the spirit is about.  Christians need to test the spirit of everything they think, hear, and see before they act on it.  Once the habit is formed, it becomes automatic.

Choices and decisions are made every day of a person’s life.  To make important decisions one usually researches the reasons to do something or to not do it.  That is the responsible human norm.  Complacency occurs in a Christian’s spiritual life when he or she allows their spiritual choices to be made for them by someone else; they trust that person or group, very often, in their own ignorance in their lack of Bible knowledge.

Because of complacent ignorance, Christianity is failing to be what YHVH meant it to be through Jesus Christ.  Examine the tenets of faith (beliefs concerning Bible doctrine) for each church or church organization, and you will see that complete unity in the Spirit of YHVH does not exist.  If there is even one church tenet of faith that disagrees with other churches, there is a major problem.  I’ve seen disagreement within disagreement.  Yet, these differences are brushed off as if they did not exist followed by the common mantra, agree to disagree, as if agreeing to disagree makes everything right.

Another prominent rule of human understanding is in the negotiability of Bible doctrine.  This rule appears to say the only non-negotiable doctrines of faith are (1) the three separate persons of the Trinity in one godhead, (2) the virgin birth of Jesus, (3) that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and (4) that Jesus was resurrected from the dead.  All other doctrines are viewed as negotiable.  WRONG! There is not one Bible doctrine that is negotiable.  Human understanding might be negotiable or compromised, but YHVH’s understanding is not.  Usually, item #1 is listed before anything about Jesus.

Every person who writes about or discusses a particular doctrine will provide alternative interpretations of that doctrine.  Alternative points of view should be cited to expose error, but never held above Bible references.  Very often, the route of least resistance is taken based on current popularity.  Sometimes over use of alternative points of view make it difficult to determine exactly what the commentator believes.  It is sad to me that truth is often determined by the number who believes a doctrine and the length of time for its existence rather than what the Bible actually teaches.

A Multi-Level Example of Testing

In the first century, Apostle Paul penned two letters to Timothy.  In his first letter Paul gave instructions for the administration of the church.  His second letter is about spiritual decisions.

Paul profoundly stated in 2Timothy 4:1-5:

1—I charge [you] therefore before YHVH, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2—preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all courage and instruction.  3—For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4—and they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.  5—But [be] watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

In 1John 4:1-6 John wrote:

1—Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of YHVH: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  2—By this you know the Spirit of YHVH: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of YHVH: 3—and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh is not of YHVH: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now it is in the world.

4—You are of YHVH, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.  5—They are of the world: therefore, speak they of the world, and the world hears them.  6—We are of YHVH: he that knows YHVH hears us; he that is not of YHVH hears not us.  Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

1John 4:2-3 is a perfect example for testing disputed doctrine.  How many Bible students really understand the phrase, “Jesus Christ is come in the flesh”?  This one phrase has two implications that are clearly defined in the Bible, yet not clearly understood by most Christians.

First, the epithet, Christos, is the Greek word for the Jewish epithet, Messiah.  Both mean the anointed one, which is the fulfillment of Daniel 9:24 and Isaiah 11:1-5 that was witnessed at Jesus’ baptism at the beginning of his ministry.

Second, to come in the flesh implies that Jesus was the human Son of YHVH.  The Greek word sarx translated to flesh means flesh and bone.  If anything else was intended, it would have been included.

In Bible times, it was a common practice to attribute a god status to men of high standing or power.  Alexander the Great was called a god.  The Roman Caesars were called gods.  Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) claimed god status—you may remember him as the Syrian leader who ordered the Jewish Temple to be desecrated with the sacrifice of a pig.  Antiochus was the descendant of Seleucus, one of Alexander the Great’s four generals.  The status of a god was the Hellenistic pagan way of power.

Today, most theologians interpret came in the flesh to mean Jesus was a god who existed before creation.  This interpretation is Hellenism at its highest.  Arius (4th century AD), was condemned a heretic by the Catholic Church for saying Jesus is not God.  Even today, that condemnation is placed on anyone who says Jesus is not God.  Arius’ claims are called Arianism.  Today, anyone who says that Jesus is not God is accused of Arianism.  But that is a wrong accusation.

Let’s fine tune the reasoning behind Arianism.  In the fourth century, Arius stated his belief that Jesus was not God.  This part of his statement is correct, though his reasoning for it was not based on the critical exception noted below in bold letters.  Arius was pronounced a heretic for saying Jesus was not god because that went against the Trinitarian claim that Jesus is God or an incarnated god.  He was pronounced a heretic against the Catholic Church because he blasphemed the Trinity doctrine.  However, Arius’ fatal error against YHVH was in stating that Jesus was not the birth son of YHVH, but a mere man lifted up to the status of a son of YHVH.  The teachings of Arius are known as Arianism; therefore, to say Jesus is not God with the understanding that Jesus is the one and only begotten son of YHVH is not Arianism.

No implication is made anywhere in the Bible that Jesus was called or claimed to be a god.  His accusers called him a blasphemer for claiming to be the promised Son of man.

Matthew 26:62-64    62—And the high priest arose, and said to him, Answer you nothing?    What [is it which] these witness against you?

63—But Jesus held his peace.  And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living Elohim, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of YHVH.  64—Jesus said to him, You have said: nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.  65—Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses?  Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy.

Jesus was like every other person born into this world; with one critical exception—being the birth Son of YHVH broke the curse of Adam’s knowledge of good and evil passed on to all humans by every human father.   Jesus did not bear Adam’s sin because he had no human father in the line of Adam to pass it on to him.  Jesus was born sinless.

Jesus is the Son of YHVH, human, sinless, and anointed in the Spirit of YHVH.  These facts are non-negotiable.  All four of these truths are well documented and defined in the Bible.  The denial of any of these four truths about Jesus is not of YHVH; therefore, denial of these are heresy against YHVH and Jesus.

The truths about Jesus encompassed in the phrase Jesus Christ is come in the flesh puts two very old traditional doctrines to the test and finds them not of YHVH; they are the Trinity and the incarnation of Jesus.  Greater explanation of these are in the book, “The Glossary of Bible Terms” for the Word of YHVH Bible.

Agreeing to Agree

People throw clichés around with great ease never realizing what they are actually saying.  For instance, the current mantra of Christianity, agree to disagree, is really collaboration to disagree with YHVH by going their own way.  While agreeing to agree—in the Spirit of YHVH—is the whole purpose of the Bible.  It is the basis of Christianity.  In order to agree to agree in the Spirit of YHVH, one must be able to make an educated choice concerning Bible doctrine.

The chapter titles in this series are accusations against the complacency of those who believe in Christianity and claim the Christian title.  All who claim the Christian beliefs and title should—must— know how to test doctrines to protect themselves and the truth of the Scriptures.

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Reformation–What is it?

Reformation is a hot topic along with prophesying and laying on of hands and a whole lot of other Band-Aids.  To reform is to heal.

Reformation and spiritual healing is not in the hands of one or even a few persons prophesying and laying on of hands; it is in the hands of millions of believers who will listen to the Spirit of YaHavah (God or LORD to most).

Do you want healing in the Church? Then each of you learn how to identify the cause of its disease and what to do when you do. Nothing new; it’s all in the Bible.  Identify the cause of disunity, then you will find unity in the Church begun by Jesus.

You CAN throw the mountain into the sea, find out how. Get the free book, “Nine Reasons Why Christianity is Failing” at http://www.freebiblepdf.com/9reasons.html

The focus and purpose of this book is not on the failure of Christianity, but the unifying Spirit and success of Christianity.

May the Lord’s peace come to all.

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The Inequity of the Secular View of “Equality”

The transgender equality laws of this United States of America are trespassing the laws of our Creator. The “transgender equality” law is forcing the people of this nation to go against our Creator in fear of being severely punished by the laws of the government.

“Thanks to ‘Transgender Equality’ Laws, Boys Are Now Sharing Girls’ Locker Rooms” is the title of a recent blog by Michael Brown, host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire.  Mr. Brown openly expresses his concerns for this dangerous trend in the “transgender equality” law.  Every person worldwide should be deeply concerned with this trend.

So you will know of whom I speak when I say Creator; our Creator is described in the Judeo/Christian Old Testament as the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the sole Creator of the heavens and the earth.  His name is YaHavah (YHVH).  There is no other Creator besides him.  There are no other Gods besides him.  This is clearly stated many times in the Bible.  A

Genesis 1:1  1—In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 2:4  4—These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH Elohim made the earth and the heavens

Isaiah 66:1   1—Thus said YHVH, The heaven [is] my throne and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that you build to me?  And where [is] the place of my rest?

Allow me to preach just a little here in order to lay out some baseline parameters given in the Bible.

It is time for me to be blunt.  Satan is messing with people’s minds to make them think God made a mistake.  I know from my own dream experiences that he, the Genesis serpent, called Satan, is the cause of transgender night dreams.  Do not believe his lies.  He wants to make those who accept his lies believe it is their own truth.  He does this make them look the fool, but mostly to keep them separated from YaHavah.  People who don’t believe in God or the Bible are the most vulnerable.

YaHavah sees all and knows all.  Every abomination humanity commits today has been done before, and he has dealt harshly in reprimand and punishment of those who commit them.  The haters of God harshly criticize him for the judgments they deserve.

YaHavah is likened to the vine dresser of his creation.  To have a healthy vineyard, the vinedresser must prune out the dead wood and sucker growth to produce good and abundant fruit.  He knows how the darkness of the knowledge of good and evil brought into this world by Adam is affecting his creation; his vineyard.  YaHavah set laws and parameters for his creation to follow in order to control the sucker growth of the knowledge of good and evil.  Obedience to his laws and parameters identifies the good wood of his vineyard.

Adam was the first human; he disobeyed YaHavah’s command to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, or he would die.  After the angel Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven, YaHavah was not in the mood to molly coddle his new creation.  The death Adam suffered was not physical, but spiritual separation from YaHavah.  Adam was pruned out of the Kingdom.

After sixteen hundred years, the only humans left with good conscience to righteousness, was Noah and his family.  There is more to that part of human history, but that is for another telling.  The short of it is that YaHavah destroyed all of the disobedient people with the Great Flood. (AM 1656-1657)

A remnant of the first generation of humanity obeyed YaHavah by good conscience to righteousness in the 2000 years+ from Adam to the Wilderness Journey of the twelve tribes of Israel. (AM 2669-2709)

One thousand years after the Great Flood,  during the Israelite’s forty-year Wilderness Journey out of Egypt, Moses was given the Laws of YHVH recorded in the Books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in the Old Testament of the Judeo/Christian Bible.  The people’s obedience to the Law was only a little better than good conscience.  The people still fell to the temptations of the Genesis serpent, called Satan.

A remnant of the second generation of humanity preserved righteousness under the Laws of YHVH from the time of Moses to Jesus.

Two thousand years later, YaHavah fathered his only begotten son, Jesus. (AM 4381-4415)  Through Jesus, humanity may regain their spirit relationship with YaHavah that Adam lost.  Humans can do this because Jesus did not have a human father, so he did not bear the sin of Adam in the knowledge of good and evil.  Jesus was born a sinless human.  This is why the only way out from under the burden of Adam’s sin is through Jesus, but not without loving his father with all your heart, mind, and soul.  All who love YaHavah and Jesus with heart mind and soul, will be anointed in the Spirit of YaHavah, giving them control by YaHavah’s Spirit presence over the sin they were born with.  All a person has to do is choose which way to go.  Actually, human default is an as-is sin nature of the knowledge of good and evil.  Repent of the sin nature you were born with and be sealed for salvation from YaHavah’s wrath against sin.  When tempted, turn to the truth and commandments of YaHavah.  Jesus did when he was tempted!

The first and second coming of Jesus Christ makes Jesus the beginning and the end of the third generation of humanity.  In this generation, only the remnant of all who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior will enter into the fourth generation.  The remnant includes the 144,000 remnant of the twelve tribes of Israel, and all others who previously accepted the whole truth of Jesus Christ.

Jesus will, also, be the beginning and the end of the fourth generation of humanity.  The fourth generation will be 1,000 years.  Only a remnant, of those who are”left behind” when Jesus appears on a cloud to call his own, will survive when Satan is loosed from his 1,000-year imprisonment.  Join me in my study of the Revelation of Jesus Christ from the seven spirit perspective.

Humanity has had more than two thousand years to utilize this great opportunity to live in love and obedience to YaHavah.  Has humanity thrived under YaHavah’s latest parameter?  I think a world glutted in the self-indulgences of transgender choices, homosexual behavior, sexual promiscuity, and abortions answers that question.

In regard to the laws written in Leviticus and Deuteronomy that define the things that are abominations to him, YaHavah declares,

Leviticus 18:4-5    4You shall do my judgments, and keep My ordinances, to walk therein: I [am] YHVH your Elohim.  5—You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do he shall live in them: I [am] YHVH.

Leviticus 18:24-30    24—Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25—and the land is defiled: therefore, I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants.  26—You shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourns among you: 27—(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is defiled;) 28—That the land spue not you out also, when you defile it, as it spued out the nations that [were] before you.  29—For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit [them] shall be cut off from among their people.  30—Therefore you shall keep my ordinance, that [you] commit not [any one] of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that you defile not yourselves therein: I [am] YHVH your Elohim.

A few common abominations committed every day worldwide by millions of unconcerned individuals, and committed in every manner of film production for entertainment are, to name a few:

Leviticus 18 (Regarding inbreeding) 6—None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover [their] nakedness: I [am] YHVH.

Leviticus 18 (Regarding infidelity) 20Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. (Note: and vice versa)

Leviticus 18 (Regarding homosexuality) 22—You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it [is] abomination.

Deuteronomy 22:5 (Regarding transgenderism) 5—The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that who do so [are an] abomination to YHVH your Elohim.

There are Biblical repercussions for governmental laws that override the commandments of YaHavah.  One bad law allowing so-called “equality” to those who choose to disobey YaHavah’s commandments will lead to worse behavior, more confusion, and a quickly weakened and dying nation.

For instance, “Two women showering in Whitney Hall, a residence at U of T’s University College, reported they saw a cellphone reach over the shower-stall dividers in an attempt to record them, in two different incidents, police Const. Victor Kwong told The Toronto Star.”

A male claiming transgender equality can legally enter a female locker room.  Under the protection of the law, he can even expose his genitals as reported by ABC News in 2012.  What is the next step for individuals who use the law to do unlawful acts against themselves and others?  Will they want more freedom to invade individual privacy and to bully others?  Will it become law that they can rape and murder because they “feel” the need for that freedom?  Don’t scoff at the idea.  There are thousands of cases of rape that are never prosecuted because of a form of this scenario.  It can only get worse for such victims.

When YaHavah’s laws are broken, things do run amuck.  The offender and the offended are victims of the Genesis serpent over and over again.  There is a reason for the need to exercise self-control.

The Bible provides sensible and doable guidelines for human behavior.  They are there for our protection against the human default of the knowledge of good and evil.  All who believe and live under YaHavah’s moral laws (not his temple laws) under his grace have the right to cite those laws and fight the inequity of government’s secular view of “equality.”  Speak out for YaHavah and Jesus.  That’s what the command to fear YaHavah is about.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

Peace and safety to all.

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