REPENT AND CONFESS
Repenting is not merely saying “I'm sorry”.
This study will reveal that there is much more to repenting.
Repentance in the Old Testament and the New is the same.
It includes: To be sorry, to be sorrowful, regretful, be moved to pity, relent, return (to The Way, to Yahweh), turn back, reverse, revert, to care, to heartily amend, to think differently, reconsider, change one's mind, to have a change of mind. To feel compunction (a pricking of heart, grief or remorse from guilt, regret of offending God, conviction of violation of duty).
Repentance is a change of mind, a 180 degree turn of thinking.
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth (land), and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The race of Adam had become corrupted. Race mixed and disobedient.
The last part in the Hebrew reads: “...and all forms of the contrivances of his heart were evil every day.”
Contrivances can also mean devices, machinery, or inventions. When Christ said “as it was in the days of Noah”, and now we have cloning, genetically altered crops and livestock, etc.
6:6 And it repented (H5162- sorry) Yahweh that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.
Yahweh did not repent, as if He messed up and didn't get it right. The word is nacham, and it means to sigh, be sorry (pity).
The Septuagint reads: 7 then God laid it to heart that He had made man upon the earth, and He pondered it deeply.
Hebrew: 7 And Yahweh was sorry that He had made Adamkind on the land, and it pained Him in His heart.
6:7 And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth (H5162- sorry) Me that I have made them.
Exodus 13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent (H5162- regret) (change their minds) when they see war, and they return to Egypt (captivity):
Chapter 32 is about the golden calf.
Exodus 32:11 And Moses besought (made supplication to) Yahweh his God, and said, Yahweh, why doth Your wrath (anger) wax hot (burn) against Your people, which You hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
32:12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did He bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth (land)? Turn from Your fierce wrath (anger), and repent (H5162- relent) (change Your mind) of this evil against Your people.
32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swarest by Your own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven (the sky), and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. (Num 14:13-19)
Exclusive. Yahweh only has a relationship with His people. The race of Adam. Not the other people in the world. Moses was reminding Yahweh of His oath.
32:14 And Yahweh repented (H5162- relented) of the evil which He thought to do unto His people.
Repented means in context, to change one's mind. Yahweh changes His mind about the impending destruction of the entire nation after Moses pleaded for his people. Moses had strong love for his people. Moses demonstrated the 2nd Great Commandment (Matt 22:37-39). Moses was a 'type', a foreshadow of Christ.
Again, Yahweh does not repent. The meaning is to sigh, or be sorry or have pity for. This next verse from Numbers proves this fact.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man (Adam), that He should repent (H5162- repent, be threatened): hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, even in the latter days, if you turn (H7725- return) to Yahweh your God, and shalt be obedient unto His voice;
3Maccabees 2:10 And You didst promise, out of love to the people of Israel, that should we fall away from You, and become afflicted, and then come to this house and pray, You wouldest hear our prayer.
4:31 (For Yahweh your God is a merciful God;) He will not forsake you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He sware unto them.
Here turn would be return, as in repent, confess, and conform.
Deuteronomy 32:36 For Yahweh shall judge His people, and repent (H5162- has compassion, comforts) Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up (imprisoned), or left.
Judges 2:18 And when Yahweh raised them up judges, then Yahweh was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their (hated) enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented (H5162- had compassion, moved) Yahweh because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
Judges 21:6 And the children of Israel repented them (H5162- were sorry) for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day.
21:15 And the people repented them (H5162- were sorry) for Benjamin, because that Yahweh had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.
The tribe of Benjamin became wicked with homosexuality and because of their acts the other tribes of Israel made war with them, almost completely annihilating them. Yahweh used the other tribes to execute His judgment on the children of Benjamin. This would cause the people to sigh (repent) for them.
1Samuel 15:10 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Samuel, saying,
15:11 It repenteth Me (H5162- I am grieved) that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following Me, and hath not performed My commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto Yahweh all night.
15:28 And Samuel said unto him (Saul), Yahweh hath rent the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of your, that is better than you.
15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent (H5162- relent) (change His mind): for He is not a man, that He should repent (H5162- relent) (change His mind).
The eminence (Strength) of Israel is a reference to Yahweh.
15:35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and Yahweh repented (H5162- was grieved) that He had made Saul king over Israel.
David was persuaded to number Israel by an adversary. His punishment was a choice of three punishments. Seven years of famine, flee three months from his enemies, or three days pestilence from Yahweh.
2Samuel 24:14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait (distress): let us fall now into the hand of Yahweh; for His mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
24:15 So Yahweh sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
24:16 And when the angel (messenger) stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, Yahweh repented (H5162- relented) Him of the evil, and said to the angel (messenger) that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now your hand. And the angel (messenger) of Yahweh was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
1Kings 8:46 If they sin against You, (for there is no man (Adam) that sinneth not,) and You be angry with them, and deliver them to the (hated) enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the (hated) enemy, far or near;
8:47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent (H7725- turn back), and make supplication unto You in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
8:48 And so return (H7725- turn back) unto You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their (hated) enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto You toward their land, which You gavest unto their (fore) fathers, the city which You hast chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name:
8:49 Then hear You their prayer and their supplication in heaven (the sky) Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
When we turn back to Yahweh, then He hears us.
Same event as 2Sam 24.
1Chronicles 21:15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, Yahweh beheld, and He repented (H5162- relented) Him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of Yahweh stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
Job 42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent (H5162- rue) in dust and ashes.
Psalm 7:12 If he (the wicked) turn (G7725- return, repent) not, He (Yahweh) will whet His sword; He hath bent His bow, and made it ready.
Psalm 90:13 Return (G7725- Turn back), O YAHWEH, how long? and let it repent (H5162- be sorry) You (have pity, compassion) concerning Your servants.
Psalm 106:43 Many times did He deliver them; but they provoked Him with their counsel (plotting), and were brought low for their iniquity.
3Maccabees 2:12 And when You didst often aid our fathers when hard pressed, and in low estate, and deliveredst them out of great dangers,
106:44 Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry:
106:45 And He remembered for them His covenant, and repented (H5162- relented) (had pity, compassion) according to the multitude of His mercies.
Psalm 110:4 Yahweh hath sworn, and will not repent (H5162- relent) (change His mind), You art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 135:14 For Yahweh will judge (bring justice to) His people, and He will repent (H5162- have compassion, ease) Himself concerning His servants.
For Yahweh rightly rules His people, And has compassion on His servants.
Yahweh will console Himself, ease Himself, have pity concerning His servants.
Prayer of Manasseh
Manasseh 1:13 wherefore, I humbly beseech Thee, forgive me, O Yahweh, forgive me, and destroy me not with mine iniquities. Be not angry with me for ever, by reserving evil for me; neither condemn me to the lower parts of the earth. For Thou art the God, even the God of them that repent;
Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear God and the king; and do not disobey either of them.
24:22 For they will suddenly punish the ungodly, and who can know the vengeance inflicted by both?
[A son that keeps the commandment shall escape destruction; for such an one has fully received it. Let no falsehood be spoken by the king from the tongue; yea, let no falsehood proceed from his tongue. The king's tongue is a sword, and not one of flesh; and whosoever shall be given up to it shall be destroyed: for if his wrath should be provoked, he destroys men with cords, and devours men's bones, and burns them up as a flame, so that they are not even fit to be eaten by the young eagles. My son, reverence my words, and receive them, and repent.]
Sirach 17:24 But unto them that repent, He granted them return, and comforted those that failed in patience.
17:25 Return unto Yahweh, and forsake your sins, make your prayer before His face, and offend less.
17:26 Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for He will lead you out of darkness into the light of health, and hate you abomination vehemently.
Sirach 18:21 Humble yourself before you be sick, and in the time of sins shew repentance.
Sirach 21:6 He that hateth to be reproved is in the way of sinners: but he that feareth Yahweh will repent from his heart.
Sincerity, heartily felt. Not just “I'm sorry”. Repenting means to be sorry, but it also includes sorrow, a pricking of the heart, grief or remorse from guilt. Regret of offending Yahweh. Conviction of violation of duty as a child of the Most High.
Repenting is completed by returning to The Way, the lifestyle, the continual practice of righteousness. To turn from unrighteousness and return to righteousness.
Isaiah 31:6 Turn (G7725- Return, repent) you unto Him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
Turn from what? Idolatry, race-mixing, sin, falsehood, evil, unrighteousness, society.
Return to what? Him, Yahweh God, His laws, His Way, righteousness, brotherly love, building the kingdom.
Jeremiah 3:21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten Yahweh their God.
3:22 Return (G7725- Repent, Turn back), you backsliding (apostate) children, and I will heal your backslidings (apostasy). Behold, we come unto You; for You art Yahweh our God.
Jeremiah 4:27 For thus hath Yahweh said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
4:28 For this shall the earth (land) mourn, and the heavens (skies) above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent (H5162- relent), neither will I turn back from it.
Jeremiah 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding (apostasy)? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
8:6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him (H5162- was regretful, sorry) of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course (of life), as the horse rusheth into the battle.
They were so habitually wicked, it was all they knew and practiced.
2Peter 3:9 The Prince is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (a change of mind).
Jeremiah 15:6 You hast forsaken Me, saith Yahweh, you art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out My hand against you, and destroy you; I am weary with repenting (weary of compassion) (H5162- relenting).
Jeremiah 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn (H7725- turn back) from their evil, I will repent (H5162- have compassion, be moved to pity, relent) of the evil (harm) that I thought to do unto them.
Ezekiel 18:21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
18:9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
18:10 If it do evil in My sight, that it obey not My voice, then I will repent (H5162- be sorry, relent) (change My mind) of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them (Judah).
Jeremiah 20:16 And let that (evil) man be as the cities which Yahweh overthrew, and repented (H5162- pitied) not: and let Him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
Jeremiah 26:3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent Me (H5162- relent, have pity, be sorry) (change My mind) of the evil (harm), which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
Jeremiah was telling the Israelites of Judah to return to Yahweh. To turn back from their idolatry and race-mixing. But they didn't listen and Yahweh punished them by sending them into Babylonian captivity.
26:12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, Yahweh sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
26:13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Yahweh your God; and Yahweh will repent Him (change His mind) (H5162- relent) of the evil (harm) that He hath pronounced against you.
26:14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand (symbol of power): do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth Yahweh hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
In the ancient world ambassadors were considered sacred. Jeremiah is saying he is a messenger, don't kill him for proclaiming the message.
26:16 Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God.
26:17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,
26:18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
Micah was a double witness to Yahweh's warnings.
The Romans, after the second temple was destroyed, plowed Jerusalem. This was after the time of Yahshua. Yahweh fulfills His word. Period.
26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him (Micah) at all to death? did he not fear (revere) Yahweh, and besought Yahweh, and Yahweh repented Him (changed His mind) (H5162- relented) of the evil (harm) which He had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
2Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of Yahweh came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
Yahweh preserved Jerusalem during the Assyrian captivity, while the Assyrians took the northern house of Israel and the fenced cities of Judah. Jerusalem was spared because of Hezekiah and the people's change of heart, mind, ways.
Not even 200 years passed since then and Jerusalem returned to their sinful ways, and won't listen to Jeremiah or Yahweh!
Jeremiah 31:16 Thus saith Yahweh; Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears: for your work shall be rewarded, saith Yahweh; and they shall come again from the land of the (hated) enemy.
Don't weep, stop crying, you won't change your ways, you will be punished. But those of you who accept this punishment will be preserved through it and return to your land from the land of your captors.
Ezra 1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem. This was after the captivity in Babylon. Yahweh keeps His promises.
31:17 And there is hope in your end, saith Yahweh, that your children shall come again to their own border.
31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim (Israel) bemoaning himself thus; (Ephraim complaining) You hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn (H7725) You me (Turn me back), and I shall be turned (H7725- turned back, to Yahweh); for You art Yahweh my God.
Lamentations 5:21 Turn (H7725) You us unto You, O Yahweh, and we shall be turned (H7725); renew our days as of old.
31:19 Surely after that I was turned (H7725), I repented (H5162- was sorry, regretful); and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
31:20 (Yahweh speaking) Is Ephraim My dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore My bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith Yahweh.
Jeremiah 42:10 (Yahweh speaking) If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent (H5162- relented) Me of the evil (harm) that I have done unto you.
Like a parent, Yahweh did not want to spank them, but He had to.
42:11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith Yahweh: for I am with you to save (preserve) you, and to deliver you from his hand.
42:12 And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Jeremiah 44:4 Howbeit I sent unto you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
44:5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn (H7725- turn back) from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.
Turn back and repent. They both mean a 180 degree turn. From wickedness to righteousness. Bad to good. An anti-Christ lifestyle to a Christian lifestyle. A change of mind. Thinking differently.
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man (Adam), I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me.
3:18 When I say unto the wicked, You shalt surely die; and you givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood (blood guilt) will I require at your hand.
The wicked are the wicked and unrighteous Israelites. Yahweh is telling Ezekiel to warn the wicked of his race to turn from their wicked ways. Christ never tried to convert the Jews or the other races, only His people Israel.
3:19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turn (G7725- turn back, repent) not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you hast delivered your soul.
3:20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn (G7725- turn back) from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because you hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
3:21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you hast delivered your soul.
Ezekiel 14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart (mind), and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet (Ezekiel); I Yahweh will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
The Septuagint ends as: “...I Yahweh will answer him according to the things in which his mind is entangled, 5 that I should turn aside the house of Israel, according to their hearts that are estranged from Me in their thoughts.
14:5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from Me through their idols.
14:6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Repent (H7725- Turn back), and turn (H7725- reverse) yourselves from your idols; and turn (G7725- turn back) away your faces from all your abominations.
Our “churches” today are full of abominations. They accept mixed race marriages, homosexuals, they support the “church” doctrine and not scripture, they worship a Jewish Jesus. They eat swine's flesh.
Turn back brothers and sisters!
Ezekiel 18:27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away (G7725- turn back, reverse) from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
18:28 Because he considereth, and turneth away (G7725- turn back, reverse) from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
18:29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of Yahweh is not equal. O house of Israel, are not My ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith Yahweh GOD. Repent (H7725- Turn back, Return), and turn (H7725- turn back, reverse) yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, O house of Israel?
Transformation does not tolerate mediocrity. It has to be a 180 degree turn.
Ezekiel 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness (unchastity): because I have purged you, and you wast not purged, you shalt not be purged from your filthiness any more, till I have caused My fury to rest upon you.
24:14 I Yahweh have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent (H5162- relent)(change My mind); according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they (the Babylonians) judge you, saith Yahweh GOD.
Ezekiel 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, you shalt surely die; if you dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
33:9 Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn (G7725- turn back, reverse) from it; if he do not turn (H7725- turn back, reverse) from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you hast delivered your soul.
Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from Me: for now, O Ephraim, you committest whoredom (religious fornication), and Israel is defiled (by idolatry).
Amos 3:2 You (Israel) only have I known of all the families of the land: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
5:4 They will not frame their doings (religious practices) to turn (G7725- turn back) unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known Yahweh.
5:5 And the pride of Israel doth testify to His face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.
As Paul explained in his epistles, Yahweh God cannot “lose” His people. The Greek word so often translated as lost in the New Testament is a word that Liddell and Scott in their Greek English lexicon describe as meaning to be destroyed, ruined, or driven off from one's own homeland. Lost also means, put away in punishment and divorced. These definitions perfectly describe the deported children of Israel, and these are the people to whom Christ was referring at Matthew 15:24 where He said “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Ez 34, Jer 50:6) We Israelites are also the bride. Yahshua is our Kinsman Redeemer.
Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboim? Mine heart is turned within Me, My repentings (H5150- compassions) are kindled together. (Gen 10:19, 14:2,8; Deut 29:23)
These questions are all rhetorical. The second question asks how Israel could possibly be saved. The other questions ask how Israel could possibly be destroyed. Admah and Zeboim were among the wicked Canaanite cities of the plain that had been destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah. The quagmire is due to Yahweh's own honor: for He keeps both His laws, by which Ephraim should die, and His promises, which preceded the laws, and on account of which Ephraim must live.
Quagmire- n. Soft wet land, which has a surface firm enough to bear a person, but which shakes or yields under the feet.
Yahweh doesn't repent, as if He made a mistake. But He does pity us and sigh at our disobedience. He has compassion. We are to have the same towards our kinsfolk.
Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O grave, I will be your destruction: repentance (H5164) (vengeance) shall be hid from Mine eyes.
Where the King James version has repentance, the NAS has compassion, and the Septuagint Greek has consolation. The Hebrew has vengeance, in the sense of, to ease oneself by taking vengeance upon an enemy (Isa 1:54, 57:6). However here the subject is not Israel, but death and the grave. This too, is both a Messianic prophecy and a promise of restoration to the obedient of Israel.
Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return (G7725- turn back) unto Yahweh your God; for you hast fallen by your iniquity.
14:2 Take with you words, and (re)turn (G7725- turn back) to Yahweh: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips (we will give praise as a sacrifice).
Both the Septuagint Greek and the NAS render the Hebrew word for calves metaphorically, as fruit. The phrase may be a double-entendre, referring also to the calves which were idols in Israel, that if Yahweh were to remove the iniquity, His people were also to remit to Him by removing the idolatry from their mouths.
Joel 2:11 And Yahweh shall utter His voice before His army: for His camp is very great: for he is strong that (because strength) executeth His word: for the day of Yahweh is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Revelation 6:17 For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
2:12 Therefore also now, saith Yahweh, (re)turn (G7725- turn back, repent) you even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and (re)turn (G7725- turn back, repent) unto Yahweh your God: for He is gracious and merciful (compassionate), slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth (H5162- relent) Him of the evil (harm).
Even in their destruction, Yahweh shall have mercy upon His people if they repent. The call for them to rend their hearts, and not their garments, is a call to sincere repentance, and not a mere pretense of repentance. A successful defense against the invaders shall not determine one's survival, for Yahweh has already indicated that the invaders are unstoppable, and the destruction of the kingdom is certain. Rather, only a repentant heart and a willful turn in obedience to God shall determine one's survival.
2:14 Who knoweth if he will return (H7725- turn back) and repent (H5162- relent), and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat (grain) offering and a drink offering unto Yahweh your God?
Amos 7:2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land (part of a vision of nearly total destruction of Israel), then I said, O Yahweh GOD, forgive, I beseech You: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. (Is 55:17)
7:3 Yahweh repented (H5162- relented) for this: It shall not be, saith Yahweh.
Amos prayed for his people and Yahweh eased up on His judgment. Israel had become apostate and would not turn back from their idolatrous ways and race-mixing. Yahweh was HOT!
Deuteronomy 32:36 For Yahweh shall judge His people, and relent Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
7:4 Thus hath Yahweh GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, Yahweh GOD called to contend (for a trial) by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.
The Septuagint reads: “...Yahweh called for judgment by fire,...”.
The Hebrew has: “...Yahweh Elohiym called for a trial by fire,...”.
7:5 Then said I, O Yahweh GOD, cease, I beseech You: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
The people of Israel in Samaria had been greatly reduced from their former glory.
7:6 Yahweh repented (H5162- relented) for this: This also shall not be, saith Yahweh GOD.
Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn (H7725- turn back) and repent (H5162- relent) (change His mind), and turn away (G7725- turn back) from His fierce anger, that we perish not?
The king of Assyria, once he heard Jonah's warning, evidently took it to heart, and issued a proclamation demanding that his entire kingdom repent from any and all wickedness.
3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned (G7725- turn back) from their evil way; and God repented(H5162- relented) (changed His mind) of the evil (harm, punishment), that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.
It is quite certain that most of the people of the Assyrian empire, and especially of Assyria itself, where indeed White Adamic people. For they sprung from Asshur, the son of Shem and brother of Arphaxad who was the ancestor of the sons of Aram and Eber, the original White Syrians and Hebrews. However there was a population of Hittites and Amorites and others of the mixed Kennite and Canaanite peoples (Jews) living within the bounds of the empire, and certainly also in its capital city. It is always this cursed seed element which cast stumbling blocks before us and cause us to stray with their enchantments and deceptions.
So Nineveh turned back from their evil ways and returned to Yahweh.
Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
4:2 And he prayed unto Yahweh, and said, I pray You, O Yahweh, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that You art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest You (H5162- relented) (changed Your mind) of the evil (harm, punishment).
4:3 Therefore now, O Yahweh, take, I beseech You, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
4:4 Then said Yahweh, Doest you well to be angry?
Jonah was angry that Yahweh did not destroy Nineveh! However there is some history which must be understood, to understand why this was so. It is evident from his mention in 2 Kings chapter 14 that Jonah the prophet conducted his ministry some time in the latter part of the 9th to the early part of the 8th centuries BC. It is during this very time that Assyria, having arisen as a great empire, began to threaten the existence of Israel and Judah as sovereign states.
Jonah, of course, would have loved to have seen Yahweh prevent this inevitable Assyrian conquest, since the intent of Assyria must have been evident in his own time.
Zechariah 8:14 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked Me to wrath, saith Yahweh of hosts, and I repented (H5162- relented) not:
Yahweh does not repent. When our fathers provoked Him to wrath, He did not have pity. He did not ease Himself over it. When we receive His wrath we deserve it.
2Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against His people, till there was no remedy.
When the evil ones are judged, that should comfort us.
Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your (fore) fathers you are gone away from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return (G7725- Turn back) unto Me, and I will return (G7725- turn back) unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return (G7725- turn back)?
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.
Zechariah 1:3 Therefore say you unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Turn you unto Me, saith Yahweh of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts.
3:17 And they shall be Mine, saith Yahweh of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
3:18 Then shall you return (G7725- turn back) (to Yahweh's worship), and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.
Now let's look at the NT verses of REPENT.
Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching (proclaiming) in the wilderness of Judaea,
3:2 And saying, Repent (G3340- Think different) ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Dan 2:44)
John was telling the Israelites in Judaea to think differently. They were indoctrinated with the 'traditions of men' which the Pharisees taught the people. This is the doctrine of Judaism, which is NOT Christian. The Jews are NOT Israel, they are descendants of Cain and of Esau and they took the laws of Moses and twisted them into their own doctrine, this is why Christ scolded them. This same false doctrine is taught in our “churches” today. Think differently, reconsider what you believe, repent. When we follow false doctrine we are sinning. Even if we follow false doctrine in ignorance.
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation (race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation (race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Luke 3:3
John was identifying the children of Cain and Esau. The race of vipers. Jews.
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance (G3341- a change of mind):
3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Luke 3:8
Abraham is their father, through Esau. Esau was a Hebrew, but since he took Canaanite wives, his descendants are of mixed blood, and are known as Edomites. Vessels of destruction. So they are really not a legitimate seed of Abraham because they are mixed.
3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
The Edomite tree is Evil, an evil tree cannot produce good fruit.
3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: (G3341- a change of mind) but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:
This separates the baptism of John, which was with water, and for cleansing the Levitical priesthood and Christ, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is with knowledge and understanding, and can only be received by the race of Adam, and only by Yahweh's choosing.
3:12 Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Malachi 3:3 And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto Yahweh an offering in righteousness.
John was cleansing the Levitical priesthood with water baptism. Preparing the way. He performed the last cleansing of the Lamb. Water baptism was only to be for the Levitical priesthood and Christ, by John. After Christ died, the priesthood expired and no man nor water can do anything for you. Nothing comes between you and Christ. It's up to ourselves to atone with spiritual sacrifice, repentance, confession and conformity to His Ways. Water or man cannot do this for you. You do this, directly with your actions and belief.
Matthew 4:15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles (nations);
The prophecy concerning “Galilee of the Gentiles” actually refers to the “region of the Nations” of the long-dispersed Israelites, for they are the people sitting in darkness.
Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent (G3340- Think different, reconsider): for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
If the Jew Pharisees were teaching the scriptures, Christ would not have rebuked them. He came to teach the truth from the scriptures and told the people to think differently, to repent for following the Jews false doctrine.
Matthew 9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Him and his disciples.
9:11 And when the Pharisees (Jews) saw it, they said unto His disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
9:12 But when Jesus heard that, He said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (G3341- a change of mind). Luke 5:32
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
With true knowledge comes acknowledgment, then comes repentance and confession, and then comes a change in thinking and action of conformity.
Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
This saying demonstrates the general apathy of the people under any and all circumstances. And today we see that whether we pronounce the doom and gloom of inevitable judgment, or a coming prosperity at the return of Christ, it does not matter, the people do not want to hear the truth: they prefer the world and the status quo.
11:20 Then began He to upbraid (rail at, chide) the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented (G3340- changed their minds) not:
11:21 Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented (G3340- thought differently) long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Luke 10:13
11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
Here it is evident, that even the worst of the sinners of the ancient world shall not be punished as harshly as those who would reject Yahshua Christ their Messiah. How many times will you be warned before you suffer the same fate as those cities which refuse the Word?
“Church” doctrine is evil. Christ is not a Jew. Jewish Jesus and false doctrine will not save you. It's time to think different, change your mind, reconsider what you think you know and what has been comfortable because it's all you know.
Matthew 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you.
12:39 But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation (race) seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:
12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Jonah 1:17)(Book of Adam and Eve 50:9-11)
12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation (race), and shall condemn it: because they repented (G3340- thought differently, changed their minds) at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here. Luke 11:32
The men of Nineveh, who were Adamites, Assyrians from of the sons of Asshur (Gen 10:11) will condemn the race spoken of in verse 39, the Edomite Pharisees.
Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
Matthew 21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented (G3338- regretted, cared), and went.
21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto Him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
These Edomite Jew priests say, but do not do.
21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented (G3338- regretted, cared) not afterward, that ye might believe him.
The son in this parable had regret, he cared, that he told his father 'no'. The Jews have no regrets.
Matthew 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself(G3338- cared afterwards), and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Judas was a Jew, he knew he was condemned either way because the scriptures teach that the Jews cannot enter the kingdom and that they will all be destroyed. Read Obadiah. He knew Christ was innocent and still did his father's (Satan's) will. Since Judas is already a devil by race, it was likely that the notion was put in his head by the Pharisees of betraying Christ. As the definition states, he cared afterward that the Pharisees used him.
Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind) for the remission of sins.
John was a Levite, after his father Zacharias was slain by whom Christ called ”serpents, ye generation (race) of vipers”, John became the last high priest. The priest's job was to cleanse the priesthood and then the sacrifice. He was putting the priesthood in order by water baptism to make way for the final sacrificial cleansing, preparing Christ.
Baptism means immersion, and not only with water. There is baptism by fire, death, knowledge and understanding, and the Holy Spirit. Water baptism was for the priesthood and Christ, and done by John. Even the apostles did not understand this as some of them baptized with water until the they learned that true baptism is of the Word, the knowledge and understanding of the truth. If you are not immersed in the knowledge and truth, there can be no repentance.
Compunction: Pricking of the heart. Grief or remorse from guilt. Regret of offending God. Conviction of violation of duty.
A change from sin requires compunction, a change of mind, thinking differently, returning to The Way. Returning to Yahweh.
Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent (G3340- reconsider, think different) ye, and believe the gospel.
Mark 2:16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto His disciples, How is it that He eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
2:17 When Jesus heard it, He saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (G3341- a change of mind).
Calling sinners to reverse their thinking. To gain and understand true doctrine and repent. The religious leaders at the time of Christ were the Edomite Pharisee Jews that created their own 'doctrines of men' using some of Moses law. This is Judaism. It is NOT Christian doctrine. The “churches” teach the same perversion of scripture and call themselves Judeo-Christian. This is an oxymoron, like saying your a devil-saint.
Mark 6:12 And they (the 12) went out, and preached that men should repent (G3340- think differently).
The apostles went out to preach that the children of Israel should repent and change their ways and beliefs. Christ came to re-teach and set the example for His people. He didn't come for the other races, churches and peoples, He said...
Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
If you still do not understand Who is Who, please, see Who's Who in the menu and change your indoctrinated thinking. Compunction should take over you if you are of His.
Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn (G1994- return) to Yahweh their God. (Mal 4:5-6)
1:17 And he (John) shall go before Him (Yahshua) in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn (G1994- cause to return, bring back) the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for Yahweh.
The fathers, the children, the disobedient, all of these things can only refer to the children of the ancient Israelites, and as we shall see several times in Luke, the gospel message can never be expanded to anyone outside of that context.
Luke 3:3 And he (John) came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance(G3341- compunction, a change of mind) for the remission of sins;
3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation (race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
The Pharisees did not come to John because they believed him. They really came in order to see what he was doing. John was sent “to cleanse the sons of Levi”, as it is evident at Malachi chapter 3. John's having called certain of the Judaeans a “race of vipers” by itself indicates that they are certainly not Levites.
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance (G3341- a change of mind, compunction), and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
John knows that these people are evil, where he says “who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” He is challenging them to do good, as Yahweh challenged Cain to do good. Cain was told “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?” (Genesis 4:7) and immediately he went out and killed his brother. Of course Yahweh knew that Cain could not do well, just as he knew that Esau (father of the Edomite Jew) would be a race traitor and sinner from the womb.
Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind).
Luke 10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented (G3340- reconsidered, changed their minds), sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Luke 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation (race), and shall condemn it: for they repented (G3340- changed their minds) at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
Luke 13:1 There were present at that season (occasion, time) some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent (G3340- think differently), ye shall all likewise perish.
Pilate mixed the blood of certain Galilaians with their sacrifices, evidently having them slaughtered, and Christ asks if those men were sinners above all others of their nation. Then He warns those living, that they must repent lest the same thing would befall them.
13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent (G3340- think differently), ye shall all likewise perish.
Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth (G3340- thinks differently, changes one's mind), more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance (G3341- change of mind).
15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth (G3340- changes one's mind, thinks differently, reconsiders).
This describes the test we face as mortals in this life. We all sin, we all must think differently and repent because not everyone will make it into the kingdom. Only a remnant will follow His Ways, hence each one that repents, confesses and conforms to Yahweh will bring joy.
Luke 16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent (G3340- reconsider).
This parable is about the children of Jacob and the children of Esau, as both have Abraham for a father. Yahweh is the potter that made (chose) Jacob as a vessel of mercy, and Esau a vessel of destruction. Verse 19 describes the priesthood and/or the rich at the time, the Edomite Jew.
The gulf, in verse 26 is the difference between where the children of light go and where the children of darkness go. The rich Jew of the parable wanted one of the dead to warn his brothers so they might repent and Christ said...
16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
The Jews had the laws of Moses, but chose to pervert it into their own doctrine. They were incapable of hearing the truth.
Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent (G3340- changes his mind, amends), forgive him.
17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent (G3340- heartily amend); thou shalt forgive him.
Christ teaches us to forgive our brethren. Rebuke them when they sin, but forgive them if they are sincere in their repentance. We sin everyday, and if we ask for forgiveness Yahweh will forgive us. If we want forgiveness, we must forgive.
Luke 24:45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
What things we perceive in this life are within the provenance of God, and unless God guides a man, the man will remain in blindness. We must consider these things when relating those things which we see as Truth to our brethren who are blinded with the things of the world. Repentance and recognition of God comes before a restoration of vision in every case where Christ healed the blind.
24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
24:47 And that repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind) and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
In verse 47, Christ commanded His disciples to take the gospel to all of the nations, not to all nations, as the KJV and others ignore the definite article when it is convenient for them to do so, pushing their false doctrine of universalism.
The message is for the nations of Israel. The 12 tribes and their descendants, who are the Anglo-Saxon nations of the world today.
Some “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”. Verse 47 teaches otherwise. We sin everyday, we must constantly strive to imitate Him and to ask for forgiveness. Christianity is a 'practice'. A state of mind. It's our history and heritage, it's The Way.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent (G3340- Think differently) (meaning 'change your way'), and be baptized (immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (of the penalty) of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:47)
Peter taught them to change their thinking, to repent and be immersed in the knowledge and understanding of the truth of scripture. Immersed in the name of Yahshua, which has meaning and obligation.
Acts 3:19 Repent (G3340- Think differently) ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Prince;
Note that the apostles are still teaching that we must obey Yahweh's laws, even after Christ's death. So the law was NOT “done away with”, as the “churches” teach, only the sacrificial rituals and ordinances expired.
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance (G3341- a change of mind) to Israel, and forgiveness (of the penalty) of sins.
Forgiveness to repentant Israel. Specific. Only. His people. A certain seed. Only Israel came from Isaac who was dedicated on the altar to Yahweh. Only Israel was given the law. Only Israel disobeyed the law and was cast of into punishment and divorced from Yahweh. Only Israel was bought, and only Israel is redeemed. Only Israel is the bride. It is only Israel that Christ came for.
Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
A certain man called Simon offered money to receive the power to give people the Holy Spirit. It doesn't work that way, and much like today's “churches” that teach false doctrine, such as “just believe”, “personal salvation”, “the rapture” and that Jesus is a Jew, these are not what scripture teaches and therefore is not truth. It actually keeps the Holy Spirit from them.
Acts 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
8:22 Repent (G3340- Think differently) therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
2Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
If we don't know the truth, we are sinning, opposing ourselves, and thus require forgiveness.
Acts 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them (the circumcised) the like gift as he did unto us (the uncircumcised), who believed on the Prince Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
The Judaeans were now starting to understand that both the houses of Judah and of Israel were Israelites.
11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles (dispersed Israel Nations, uncircumcised) granted repentance (G3341- a change of mind, compunction) unto life.
Gentiles is a Latin word placed in the Bible to deceive. The original meaning is a nation or race of the same people. It does NOT mean the modern definition of non-Israelite.
The word should be nations. Depending on the context it could be any nation of people. In most places it refers to the dispersed nations of Israel that did not return after captivity. They lost and forgot their heritage and needed to be reminded. Hence lost sheep. They were of the house of Israel and were kinsmen to the house of Judah which did return to Jerusalem after captivity and knew who they were. They both have the same shepherd, Christ Yahshua.
Acts 13:24 When John had first preached before His (Christ's) coming the baptism of repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind) to all the people of Israel.
This is the NT and the message is still about, to and for all the people of Israel.
We Israelites must be immersed in knowledge and understanding of the truth, then we can repent and conform.
Acts 17:28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?
The “churches” teach that anyone can become God's offspring, even spiritually.
The scriptures teach that offspring are literal descendants, literal seed, literally His family.
17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at (overlooked); but now commandeth all men every where to repent (G3340- think differently):
17:31 Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man (Christ) whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.
Christ was raised from the dead because He had the allegiance (faith) of His Father Yahweh. This is the example and model for us to follow. We must repent, change our thinking, confess and conform. Seek and strive for the same allegiance He demonstrated.
Acts 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit.
19:3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
This verse is a proof that water baptism does nothing. They did not receive the Holy Spirit yet.
19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind), saying unto the people, that they should believe on Him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. (Matt 3:11)
19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Prince Jesus.
So did they get dunked in water twice? Certainly not. But dunked in the Word, with knowledge and understanding.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Judaeans, and also to the Greeks, repentance (G3341- a change of mind) toward God, and faith (allegiance) toward our Prince Jesus Christ.
The Judaeans were of the house of Judah, they had knowledge of their heritage and the law. Many of the Greeks are of the house of Israel, and are some of the nations of the dispersed, they forgot their heritage because those in the outside areas of Jerusalem did not return after captivity. These two houses of Israel are the circumcision (Judah) and the uncircumcision (Israel).
Paul recounts his conversion during his trial.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn (G1994- return, bring back) them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness (remission of the penalty) of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith (allegiance) that is in Me.
Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel), that they should repent (G3340- think differently) and turn (G1994- return, bring back) to God, and do works meet for repentance (G3341- a change of mind).
The dispersed of Israel are those that did not return to Jerusalem after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities and went off and settled elsewhere. They lost and forgot their heritage. They were Israelites as well, and were also heirs of the promises and covenants that were made to the children of Jacob. They had to be reminded of who they were and Whose they were. The Israelites in Jerusalem did return after captivity and did not forget their heritage, but they did become corrupted by the Edomite Jew that infiltrated the priesthood while the children of Israel were in captivity.
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance (G3341- a change of mind)?
The original Greek: 4 Or the wealth of His kindness and the tolerance and patience that you think contemptuously of, ignorant that the benevolence of Yahweh leads you to repentance?
2:5 But after thy hardness (stubborn) and impenitent (G279- unrepentant) heart treasurest (store) up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; (Deut 32:34, James 5:3)
2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8 But unto them that are contentious (intrigued by evil), and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness: indignation and wrath,
Job 24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
2Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Prince Jesus Christ:
2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Judaean first, and also of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel);
Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
The Judaeans first because they had the law and should have known better, and of the Nations, meaning the dispersed 10 tribes of Israel, because they were children of the covenant as well.
Impenitent means unrepentant. Unwilling to change one's mind. Unwilling to return to Yahweh.
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance (G278- regret).
Yahweh does not repent. The favor and calling of His people that obey Him are nothing that He is sorry about or regrets.
2Corinthians 3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious (honorable), much more that which remaineth is glorious (honorable).
The sacrificial rituals were done away with. Not the laws of Moses, as the “churches” teach.
3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness (bluntness) of speech: (Eph 6:19)
3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end (fulfillment) of that which is abolished (rituals):
This is an allegory. The OT law left a magnificent reflection on Moses' face, yet the law of the Spirit is even more glorious.
3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
Christ was the fulfillment of the ritual laws. That is why they were done away with. To continue these ordinances would be to deny what Christ did.
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
Keep the law by nature, not the letter.
3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn (G1994- return) to the Prince, the vail shall be taken away.
Exodus 34:34 But when Moses went in before Yahweh to speak with Him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
2Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent (G3338- regret), though I did repent (G3338- regret): for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
His letter was blunt, in calling them out on their sin. He did not regret his letter, though he did care afterwards that he made them sorry, but it was for a good cause, they repented.
7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind): for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind) to salvation (preservation) not to be repented (G278- regretted) of: but the sorrow of the world (society) worketh death. (2 Sam 12:13)
Paul chastened the Corinthians for their fornication and acceptance of it in 1 Corinthians. His sermon by that letter had a good affect. They repented. They changed their minds. After a chastising letter from Paul in 1 Corinthians regarding fornication and the acceptance of it, they sorrowed to repentance. They changed their thinking and behavior.
7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Cleansing process, the whole community was cleansed.
7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
If they did not take action then God might NOT appear unto them. We have to be separate from ungodliness. The “churches” today teach tolerance, but the scriptures teach intolerance.
2Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
There were some contentions among the assemblies. Some liked this apostle, some that apostle. Just like people who preferred to hear from different personalities. They were having “doubtful disputations” over small stuff.
12:21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented (G3340- reconsidered, heartily amended, changed one's mind) of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
The original Greek is different.
Verse 21 are question's.
21 Again, upon my having come, should my God humble me before you? And should I mourn for those many having failed before and not repenting after the uncleanness and fornication and licentiousness which they have practiced?
Allowing fornication is just as bad as committing fornication.
2Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure (perhaps) will give them repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind) to the acknowledging of the truth;
It's up to Yahweh to open their eyes. All we can do is put ourselves in position to be worthy of understanding by repentance and acknowledgment.
2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil (adversary), who are taken captive by him at his will.
The Greek: 26 And they return to sobriety from the trap of the False Accuser, being captivated by him for that of his will.
It's not the Devil we are taken captive by, it's his children (Canaanites and Edomites, Jews) that are our adversary.
The Devil doesn't make us sin. It's the lust of the Devil performed through his children that beguile and captivate our fleshly desires.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles (account) of the doctrine (origin) of Christ, let us go on unto perfection (fulfillment); not laying again the foundation of repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind) from dead works (sacrificial rituals), and of faith toward God,
6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
12 Not as though I had already attained (received), either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended (obtained) of (by) Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended (obtained): but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before (ahead),
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.
Christ admonished the Pharisees over the minor details and leaving the greater questions of morality untouched. The rituals of the law had become more important than the law itself, or the meaning of the law.
The above section also tells a different story than “once saved, always saved”. Being “saved” is an ongoing thing. Read Philippians 3:14 above again. If Paul “just believed” and was “saved”, then what does verse 14 mean?
6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world (age) to come, (the Kingdom)
6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind); seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
Once you learn the truth, and fail to uphold it, then you are liable to be condemned. Again, so much for “once saved, always saved”.
Referring to the unlearned, Paul was teaching that the rituals were done away with. To keep practicing them is to deny the sacrifice of our Prince.
Hebrews 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by Him that said unto Him, Yahweh sware and will not repent (G3338- regret), You art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament (covenant).
Hebrews 8:6 But now He has obtained a more distinguished office, and by so much better a covenant is He mediator, by which better promises are ordained by law.
The Levites were priests by birth, not oath. This is talking about Christ, and after His death, the priesthood expired and He became our high priest of the order of Melchizedek, which means preacher of righteousness. Yahweh promised He would send Christ and will not regret.
It's not a different covenant and it didn't include everyone else, or the “church”. It was a better covenant, one that did not require a priesthood or it's rituals as a mediator. Christ is now our mediator and our spiritual sacrifices are of obedience, allegiance, brotherly love and returning to Yawheh. Thinking different, reconsidering what we believe, having a change of mind from falsehood and ignorance.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness (apartness- from evil), without which no man shall see Yahweh:
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Prince out of a pure heart.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see Yahweh.
12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace (favor) of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from Yahweh our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
Bitterness in Hebrew means, a beginning of a rebellion.
Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter (rebellious):
12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Esau gave up his birthright when he married the daughters of Heth (Gen 27:46), who were descendants of Cain. The seed of the serpent. The soup was just a ceremonial acknowledgment of this, which according to the Book of Jasher, Jacob had this trade in writing with witnesses.
Esau was a race traitor and a race mixer. That's why Yahweh hated Esau (Mal 1:3, Rom 9:13).
12:17 For you know how that afterward, when he (Esau) would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance (G3341- compunction), though he sought it carefully with tears.
2Peter 3:9 The Prince is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness (delay); but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (G3341- compunction, a change of mind).
Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
All should come to repentance. He is not willing that any should perish, but those that do not hear the truth and see with understanding cannot properly repent. We have to know why we are repenting and Who we are repenting to. It's not a Jewish Jesus and it's not a nameless God.
Revelation 2:2 I know your works, and thy labour, and your patience, and how you canst not bear them which are evil: and you hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
2:3 And hast borne (endured), and hast patience, and for My name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you (hold against you), because you hast left your first love.
2:5 Remember therefore from whence you art fallen, and repent (G3340- change your mind), and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick (lampstands) out of his (it's) place, except you repent (G3340- reconsider).
Verse 5 is talking about the 1st church age, Ephesus. The period from the resurrection of Christ to around 100 AD. It represents the earliest assembly when it was free from serious persecution.
They were praised for loyalty to Yahshua the Messiah’s teachings and false teachers were exposed and expelled.
Criticized because “you hast left your first love.” Meaning time passed, Christ didn’t return right away, things went from bad to worse and they lost their first enthusiasm.
Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and you holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan (the Adversary) dwelleth.
2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (Num 24:14, 25:1)
2:15 So hast you also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans (people conquerors), which thing I hate.
2:16 Repent (G3340- Think differently); or else I will come unto you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
The them is referring to the Nicolaitans (people conquerors).
Verse 16 is talking about the 3rd church age of Pergamos. This age represented marriage and elevation. Christianity being married to paganism via the Catholic church)(expanded throughout Europe) 330-604 AD.
The assembly at Pergamos is praised for holding faithful, especially in Satan's dwelling.
Augurs, pagans trying to predict future through augury, omens, etc.
We have Satan providing his deceptive counterfeit, a priest-king of a very evil pagan religion. Catholicism. The Pope took over, as part of his title he called himself “the holy father”.
In efforts to build up converts rapidly, the Catholic church adopted pagan holidays, rituals, and gods now under the title of saints. Partial Christianity, but at the same time corrupted by a partial paganism creeping in. Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc. All pagan.
Revelation 2:19 I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.
2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
2:21 And I gave her space to repent (G3340- think differently) of her fornication; and she repented (G3340- reconsidered) not.
2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent (G3340- heartily amend, think differently) of their deeds.
Verses 21-22 are the age of Thyatira, the 4th stage of the “church” ages, meaning a continual sacrifice, persecution at the hands of the papacy.
604-1517 AD. Time of Emperor Justinian and The Dark Ages, lack of knowledge, Papal domination.
Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) in Sardis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you hast a name that you livest, and art dead.
3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen (establish) the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect (completed) before God.
3:3 Remember therefore how you hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent (G3340- reconsider). If therefore you shalt not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shalt not know what hour I will come upon you. (1 Tim 6:20, 2 Tim 1:13)
3:4 You hast a few names (people) even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy.
Your garment is your skin color, your race. Do not defile your race with one from another.
These few people may have been those that followed Martin Luther.
Verse 3 is the 5th age of Sardis. Means -bright light- (remnant, reformation) those who overcome.
1517-1789 AD. The start of the Reformation. During the Middle Ages, all institutions, political and religious suffered corruption. The time of Martin Luther. The Lutheran doctrine, that salvation is by faith in Yahshua, not payment of money to the church, he was condemned as heretical. And all heretics were to be exterminated. And he was.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent (G3340- think differently, amend heartily).
Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. (Sol 5:2, Luke 12:37)
3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.
3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies).
Verse 19 brings us to the 7th church age we are in now, Laodicea, which means peoples rights.
1850-PRESENT. Laodikeia is literally “righteous people”, from the Greek words laos and dikaios. Yet it may be shown that dikaios was understood in the Greek mind as being that which is deemed righteous by man, as opposed to another word, hosios, which denoted that which was deemed righteous by the gods, or rather by God.
Therefore the word may be interpreted here as denoting a self-righteous people, and thus the message fits the name of the assembly. The people are neither hot nor cold: they claim to know the Gospel of God and claim to be Christians, but they care not for His will or His works, or their heritage and history, or following His laws and observing His feast days.
This is the last age before Yahshua Messiah returns and it matters which doctrine we follow, the “churches'” or scriptures'.
Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented (G3340- reconsidered) not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
9:21 Neither repented (G3340- reconsidered) they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
The Catholics paganized Christianity, by transferring the ancient pagan gods and goddesses into the false conception of “saints”, thereby actually worshipping demons, and by their idolatry in the making of statues representing these things. The anti-Christian practices of pharmakeia – the use of drugs, and fornication – which is race-mixing, were also prevalent in Byzantium and Rome, and America.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented (G3340- reconsidered) not to give Him glory.
The sun in the Revelation often seems to represent the powers of worldly governments as ordained by God, who has authority over these plagues. In this age the governments of Adam-kind have become tyrannies. People curse, blaspheme and deny God when they are affected by these plagues, although they are affected by them because they worship the beast system, and not God Himself.
16:10 And the fifth angel (messenger) poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented (G3340- reconsidered) not of their deeds.
How often do we hear “why does God permit things to be so?” Or “what kind of God would allow such a thing?” Humanism has replaced God because God is considered to be unfair.
So we can see that repenting is acknowledgment, turning back, changing our thinking from wrong to right. We must confess as well as conform. “Just believing” is not enough. We must practice and do and continue. Search and seek. Learn and understand. Without repentance, there is no salvation.
Now let's examine the word CONFESS.
The definition of confess from Webster's: 1 of 7 - To own, acknowledge or avow, as a crime, a fault, a charge, a debt, or something that is against one's interest, or reputation.
Leviticus 5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess (H3034- bemoan, declare, acknowledge) that he hath sinned in that thing:
In the OT we had to bring a sin offering to the priest for our propititation.
Today we are on our own. Christ is our High Priest and mediator, there is no more priesthood or blood sacrifices. We must repent (change our minds and ways with sincere compunction) and return to obedience, allegiance, and brotherly love.
H3034 also means to cast down, to throw down or away. In the context of sin, to cast down or down your sin.
Leviticus 22:29 And when you will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving (H8426- praise) unto Yahweh, offer it at your own will.
Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of Yahweh.
Thanking is a confession and a form of praise.
Leviticus 26:40 If they shall confess (H3034- acknowledge, cast down) their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and that also they have walked contrary unto Me;
26:41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their (hated) enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.
26:42 Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
Acknowledge their (your) iniquity.
Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the children of Israel.
Everything in Jericho, except Rahab and her family, and the gold, silver, bronze and iron, were accursed. Devoted to utter destruction.
When you take from the accursed thing that is devoted to utter destruction, you also become a part of that devoted thing.
Yahweh does not want Canaanite things among Israelite things.
Joshua 7:19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray you, glory to Yahweh God of Israel, and make confession (H8426- reverence, acknowledge, declare) unto Him; and tell me now what you hast done; hide it not from me.
Achan took spoils of the enemy when everything was accursed and forbidden. Achan lied to Yahweh and Joshua and had to confess. He was also put to death by stoning and fire, along with his family. This was because his sin affected the nation and many fell in battle because of it.
The people's confessions
Ezra 10:1 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed (H3034- reverenced, acknowledged, bemoaned), weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
They were acknowledging their error, confessing, repenting and doing something about it.
10:10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
10:11 Now therefore make confession (H8426- reverence, declare) unto Yahweh God of your fathers, and do His pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. (1Esdras 8:91, 9:7-9)
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
After the return from Babylonian captivity, Ezra enforced The Way and the people had to confess, repent, and cast out those that were not Israelites. This included alien wives and mixed children.
Confession is also casting out, throwing down, sin. The opposite of covering and hiding sin.
Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech You, O Yahweh God of heaven, the great and terrible (revered) God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and observe His commandments:
1:6 Let Your ear now be attentive, and Your eyes open, that You mayest hear the prayer of Your servant, which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess (H3034- declare, acknowledge) the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against You: both I and my father's house have sinned.
Repenting is great, but confession is the acknowledgment. Without confession there is no repentance.
Tobit 13:6 If ye (re)turn to Him with your whole heart, and with your whole mind, and deal uprightly before Him, then will He (re)turn unto you, and will not hide His face from you. Therefore see what He will do with you, and confess Him with your whole mouth, and praise Yahweh of might, and extol the everlasting King. In the land of my captivity do I praise Him, and declare His might and majesty to a sinful nation. O ye sinners, (re)turn and do justice before Him: who can tell if He will accept you, and have mercy on you?
Tobit 14:7 So shall all nations praise Yahweh, and His people shall confess God, and Yahweh shall exalt His people; and all those which love Yahweh God in truth and justice shall rejoice, shewing mercy to our brethren.
2Maccabees 7:37 But I, as my brethren, offer up my body and life for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that He would speedily be merciful unto our nation; and that you by torments and plagues mayest confess, that He alone is God;
Even in the apocryphal literature we see that we must acknowledge and declare our sins. We must bemoan our errors and cast down our sin. Then we can think differently and change our mind and ways.
Note: The apocrypha is Israelite literature, it fills in the gap between Ezra-Nehemiah's time and the days of Christ and the New Covenant. It was removed because it is even more clear as to the identity of our people and the wonderful history of our ancestors.
Erase truth and history and everything is a mystery. Study and learn your racial history and it is no longer a mystery.
Psalm 26:5 I have hated the congregation (company) of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass Your altar, O YAHWEH:
26:7 That I may publish (proclaim) with the voice of thanksgiving (H8426- confession of praise), and tell of all Your wondrous works.
Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged (H3045- confessed, recognized) my sin unto You, and mine iniquity have I not hid (concealed). I said, I will confess (H3034- declare, cast down) my transgressions unto (against) Yahweh; and You forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto You in a time when You mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise (H3034- confess, give thanks to) Your name for ever. Selah.
44:9 But You hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.
When we sin we are cast off and put to shame. That is why we must acknowledge our sin and cast IT off.
Psalm 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful (H3034- confess praise) unto Him, and bless His name.
Praising and thanking are confessions (acknowledgments).
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth (H3034- cast sins down) and forsaketh (H5800- departs from, abandons) them shall have mercy.
Confession is part of repentance.
Sirach 4:26 Be not ashamed to confess your sins; and force not the course of the river.
Sirach 20:2 It is much better to reprove, than to be angry secretly: and he that confesseth his fault shall be preserved from hurt.
Baruch 1:14 And ye shall read this book which we have sent unto you, to make confession in the house of Yahweh, upon the feasts and solemn days.
Daniel 9:4 And I prayed unto Yahweh my God, and made my confession (H3034- of sin), and said, O Yahweh, the great and dreadful (awesome) God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love Him, and to them that keep His commandments;
The covenant and the commandments are 2 separate things.
Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that Yahweh your God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts (commandments) and from Your judgments:
Psalm 106:6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
9:6 Neither have we hearkened unto Your servants the prophets, which spake in Your name to our kings, our princes (officers), and our (fore) fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Daniel is making confession for his people to Yahweh.
So we can see that confession is not only about remission of the penalty of sin, but includes praise and thanksgiving. Repentance can not be made without confession. Acknowledgment and then sincere changing of the mind and actions to conform to The Way.
Now the New Testament.
Matthew 3:5 Then went out to him (John) Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing (G1843- acknowledging) their sins. (Acts 19:4,18) Mark 1:5
They were immersed in knowledge and understanding and acknowledged and agreed that they were following the wrong doctrine and sinning.
Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance (a change of mind), saying unto the people, that they should believe on Him (Christ) which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed (assented fully), and shewed their deeds.
Remember, it is a 180 degree change.
Don't believe me (John), believe Christ. Don't continue in your sinful ways, change your mind and turn from your sinful ways and return to Yahshua.
Interesting that related words are G1537 a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative) and G3670 From a compound of the base of G3674 and G3056 logos (The Word); to assent, that is, covenant, acknowledge: - con- (pro-) fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Prince, Prince, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
Hosea 8:2 Israel shall cry unto Me, My God, we know You.
7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, Prince, Prince, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works?
7:23 And then will I profess (G3670- declare) unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
This is speaking about today's “churches”, for they are the ones that are claiming to do and worship in his name (Jewish Jesus), and not in His name (Yahshua). There is a HUGE difference in the names as well as in the doctrines. This is why He calls on you to change your mind and to return back to Him. See how the it takes divine compunction to hint that you must think differently and turn back from your false “Jewdeo-Christian” indoctrination? Our enemy has infiltrated Christianity just like the enemy infiltrated the ancient priesthood at Christ's time. They have distorted our faith into their faith, which is Judaism. The “churches” do not teach what is in scripture. Jesus is not a Jew and all the crazy doctrines of the “church” are not scriptural. It matters which God we worship and which doctrine we follow. Do you really believe that all these denominations lead to the same result? None of them are correct, they are all perversions of the original.
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess (G3670- declare) Me before men, him will I confess (G3670- declare) also before My Father which is in heaven.
10:33 But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Confessing, or acknowledging is way deeper than saying “I accept Jesus” or “just believe”. You have to have knowledge and understanding of the truth, not man's 'churchy' idea of it.
Matthew 14:7 Whereupon he (Herod) promised (G3670- declared, assented) with an oath to give her (Herodias' daughter) whatsoever she would ask.
After a pleasing dance (probably a strip tease), Herod the Jew promised (assented) to bring her John's head.
Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
Asher was one of Jacob's children.
The “churches” and the Jews teach that the tribes of Israel were absorbed by the Assyrians or just simply disappeared.
Brethren, the Anglo-Saxon race are the living descendants of these 12 tribes.
2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years (84), which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks (G437- confess in turn, reply, respond in praise) likewise unto Yahweh, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of Yahweh, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
After Christ was blessed and circumcised by Simeon in the Temple, Anna responded in praise, giving thanks because she understood Who and what this child was.
Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank (G1843- confess, profess, acknowledge) Thee, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight. Mat 11:25
10:22 All things are delivered to Me of My Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
The last part should read, '...and the Son shall reveal it to whom He should determine.'
He chooses us. We, by our own arrogant self declaration, don't get to claim we are 'saved'.
10:23 And He turned Him unto His disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Christ thanked the Father that those that follow Him are written in heaven. Thanking is a form of confessing. Yahshua was confessing His true followers to His Father. None of them believed He was a Jew, nor did they fall for the Judeo-Christian doctrine of the Pharisees.
Luke 22:4 And he (Judas) went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them.
22:5 And they (the Jew priests) were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
Zechariah 11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
22:6 And he promised, (G1843- agreed) and sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Judas promised (assent, agreed fully) to betray the Prince Yahshua for money.
John 1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Judaeans sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art you?
The Levites were the priesthood for the children of Israel. At the time of Christ, the Edomite Jews had taken control of the religious sects of Judaea.
1:20 And he confessed (G3670- declared) (admitted), and denied not; but confessed (G3670- declared) (admitted), I am not the Christ.
John the Baptist acknowledged that he was not the Christ.
John 9:18 But the Jews (the Edomite Pharisees of Judaea) did not believe concerning him (the blind man), that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
9:19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
9:21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess (G3670- declare)(profess) that He was (the) Christ, he (those professing) should be put out of the synagogue (assembly hall).
So evidently, the Edomite priesthood had agreed that anyone who supported that the Prince was the Christ, they would be excommunicated. The Jews will not accept Him. Not then, not now, not ever.
John 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again,
12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
The Israelite Judaeans (Judahites) were the ones that came back from Babylonian captivity to re-establish the law and bring in the Messiah. Yet the Edomites slithered in and distorted the law and the way, and as a result, the children of light became numb, and many did not hear the Shepherd's voice. Just like today's “churches” do not hear His voice or believe His doctrine. They only know the counterfeit.
12:41 These things said Isaiah, when he saw His glory (honor), and spake of Him.
Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Prince sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train (hem, skirt) filled the temple.
12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess (G3670- declare) Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
It is evident that some of the few true Israelites among the chief rulers understood that this was Him, but did not make it known, 'for fear of the Jews'.
Acts 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Prince Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
Vagabond (Gen 4:12,14, Cain's descendants). Jews try proclaiming Christ to adjure demons and were overcome by them.
19:14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
19:16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them (the 7 vagabonds), and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
19:17 And this was known to all the Judaeans and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Prince Jesus was magnified.
19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed (G1843- acknowledged), and shewed their deeds.
For all the verses that the “church” uses that say “just believe”, here is another one that teaches that there is more. “Just believing” gets you NOTHING.
Confessing is acknowledging following the wrong path. Showing their deeds is the conformity to the right path. Changing your mind, thinking differently. Repentance comes after acknowledgment and confession. Then you are on the right path.
Transformation does not tolerate mediocrity.
Paul was smart, he pitted the Pharisees against the Sadducees about resurrection. This took the attention off of him. Beating them at their own game.
Acts 23:7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.
23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess (G3670- acknowledge) both.
So the Jew Pharisees confess both. Even the Jews can't see the truth, they have to acknowledge both sides to cover their asses.
Acts 24:13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
24:14 But this I confess (G3670- declare) unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
The Jews call 'The Way' a heresy. But to true Israel, we know that The Way is the truth and the life. This is what Paul worships and acknowledges.
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
10:9 That if thou shalt confess (G3670- declare, profess, agree fully) with thy mouth the Prince Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (preserved).
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess (agree with) Me before men, him will I confess (agree with) also before My Father which is in heaven.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (G3670- declaration, profession) is made unto salvation .
Salvation through repentance, and continued righteousness, which is walking in Christ's example. It's not about “just believing” and repeating words, it's also about doing and practicing. And none of this works without true knowledge and understanding.
Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge (condemn) thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Prince, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess (G1843- acknowledge, assent) to Yahweh.
14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Galatians 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
1Peter 4:5 Who shall give account to Him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
When Christ came, He came to Judaea, where the House of Judah (2 southern tribes) returned after the Babylonian captivity, to establish the law and bring in the Messiah. They were the circumcision. That's why scripture says to Judah first, then the dispersed Israelite Nations.
15:9 And that the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) might glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess (G1843- profess) to Thee among the Nations (dispersed Nations of Israel), and sing unto Thy name.
John 10:16 And other sheep I have (house of dispersed Israel), which are not of this fold (house of Judah): them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
One fold, one flock, one people (sheep). It's not talking about the false meaning and incorrect word “Gentiles”. It's referring to the dispersed house of Israel and the house of Judah. The same people.
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; (Psalm 95:6, Isa 45:23, Matt 28:18)
2:11 And that every tongue should confess (G1843- acknowledge) that Jesus Christ is Prince, to the glory (honor) of God the Father.
2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation (deliverance) with fear and trembling.
2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
The Greek: 13 For it is Yahweh who is operating in you, both to desire and to work for that approval.
“Just believing” doesn't cut it.
Confessing, acknowledging Christ also means desiring and working for that approval. What approval? To utter “I believe”? No. To do His Will. Obedience, allegiance, loyalty. Living a Christian lifestyle, not a Judeo-Christian lifestyle which is just a polite way of saying 'I am a satanist'. Yes, they are opposite doctrines. Don't be deceived.
1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy (G3672- beyond all question, confessedly) great is the mystery of godliness (the secret of reverence is great): God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles (Nations of Israel that forgot their heritage), believed on in the world (society), received up into glory (honor).
It's only a mystery if you don't know the history. The Bible is the heritage, tradition, and Way of the white race. If you don't know this, you cannot understand the scriptures.
1Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith (allegiance), lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you art also called, and hast professed (G3670- declared, confessed) a good profession (G3671- acknowledgment) before many witnesses. (Phil 3:12)
6:13 I give you charge (command) in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
In verse 12, 'professed and profession' means acknowledgment. The Greek reference is G3670/3671.
In verse 13, 'confession' should be 'profession'. The same reference is used G3671. Christ did not confess to Pilate, He professed. He proclaimed.
Verse 13 in the Greek:
13 I command you before Yahweh who brings to life all things, and Christ Yahshua who testified the good profession before Pontius Pilate.
John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art you a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world (society), that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.
6:14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Prince Jesus Christ:
The “churches” teach “just believe”.
The scriptures teach to keep His commandments. Walk in The Way. Imitate our Saviour.
Titus 1:7 For a bishop (supervisor) must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre (gain, money);
The word steward comes from the Greek word 'oikonomos' which means 'management of a household', in this case God's. (Matt 24:45)
Oikos meaning a house (stock, family, descendants). Nomos meaning law.
The “churches” do not know the identities of Jacob and Esau, and they teach 'anti-nomianism' (that the law was 'done away with'). The “churches” are the stewards of Baal.
1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
1:9 Holding fast the faithful (trusted) word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine (teaching) both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers (contradictors).
1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers (of minds), specially they of (among) the circumcision:
The circumcision is the house of Judah. Israelites dwelling in Judaea. Among the Judaeans were also the children of the Adversary, who were the Edomite scribes, Sadducees and Pharisees. These religious sects were under their control.
1Timothy 1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
They perverted the laws of Moses into the 'traditions of the elders', known today as Judaism. The Talmud is the written bible of the Jews.
1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
2Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly (simple) women laden with sins, led away with divers (various) lusts,
1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore Yahweh said, Forasmuch as this people (Israelites) draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men:
Paul is making a distinction between the OT and Judaism.
The laws and commands of the OT are of Yahweh. The traditions and commandments of men are of men, namely the sects of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
The children of Israel are a pure seed, undefiled, unmixed. That's why Yahweh demands us to be not unequally yoked with the unclean. Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau, Cain was half devil and Esau took strange wives of devil seed and both their posterity is not pure. They are a mix of Hittites, Arabs, and Mongolian blood.
The “churches” still teach the Jews perversion of scripture, and therefore what they think and call Christianity is nothing pure, their minds are defiled with false doctrine.
1:16 They profess (G3670- declare openly) that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
If you follow “church” doctrine you are not following His Way. Even if you are doing it in ignorance, the profession is incorrect. If you worship a Jewish Jesus you are worshiping the counterfeit. That is why knowledge and understanding is so important.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (allegiance), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed (G3670- declared, professed) that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Referring to those that died before the promises were fulfilled.
They had trust in the prophecies and the promises, that they would come true. They knew who they were and that we are pilgrims on the earth. The race of Adam is the only race that is born from above. Everyone else is born of the earth. The Bible is to, for and about the family of God, not everybody in the world.
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing (lasting) city, but we seek one to come.
Micah 2:10 Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
It is not a righteous society. Aliens in our land, acceptance of homosexuals and mixed couples. Apostasy taught in our churches. The adversary's children running our country.
13:15 By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks (G3670- praise, celebration, acknowledgment) to His name. (Eph 5:20)
People don't realize that 'God' is not a name, it's a title. It doesn't describe anything. Which God? You couldn't send a letter to man, or manager, or plumber. You must address specifically.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
This is what Yahweh means. I will be (become) whatever I will to be (become). This is His name. He demands we know and use His name in over 100 verses. It is respectful to call someone, especially your God, by their name.
James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Prince shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven (sent forth/away from) him. (Is 33:24)
5:16 Confess (G1843- acknowledge) your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (Num 11:2)
John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth.
If we keep each other on the right path we edify each other.
1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
So stop claiming that your “saved”. This is not a scriptural teaching. Salvation does not come by your own declaration.
1:9 If we confess (G3670- acknowledge, do not deny) our sins, He is faithful (trustworthy) and just to forgive (send forth from) us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sincerely confess our sins. The present cleansing is not for future errors. Our faith (allegiance) is an ongoing thing. Some ask for forgiveness every night, eager to start the next day practicing His example.
1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Sincerely confess our sins. The present cleansing is not for future errors. Our faith (allegiance) is an ongoing thing. Some ask for forgiveness every night, eager to start the next day practicing His example.
By this self admission of being “saved”, the person is putting themselves into the position of complete, fulfilled, errorless and ready for “the rapture”. By practicing this empty statement, we make Him a liar, because Christ has not returned yet. Sin still exists, and you 'practice' it everyday.
Unrepentant sinners have no communion with Yahweh.
1John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
23 Each denying the Son has not the Father either; he being in agreement with the Son also has the Father.
John 15:23 He that hateth Me hateth My Father also.
The Pharisees and Sadducees (Edomite Jews) hated Christ and murdered Him.
Acknowledgement is also being in agreement. Belief is the first step and requires action and allegiance to Him as well.
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe (trust) not every spirit (pastor, doctrine), but try (scrutinize) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (society).
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
This goes for those closest to you as well, your preacher, your parents, friends. Anyone can be deceived and repeat that deception ignorantly. Today's “churches” are a perfect example.
4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth (G3670- declare, concede, profess, assent) that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
4:3 And every spirit that confesseth (G3670- declare, concede, profess, assent) not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world (society).
'spirit' is italicized, meaning it was added.
This properly reads, '...and this is the Antichrist,...'
The antichrist is anyone who is not with Christ. The “churches” teach about the antichrist, as if there was only one.
If you confess Christ you are acknowledging Him. This includes believing and following what He stands for. Imitating Him.
1John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess (G3670- declare, profess) that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. (Rom 10:9)
The demons 'believe' that Jesus is the Son of God, but do not follow Him. The “churches” are no different!
2John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world (society), who confess (G3670- declare, acknowledge, profess) not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
There are many antichrist. The “churches” are antichrist because they teach Jesus is a Jew and lot's of false doctrine. They must acknowledge, confess, repent and conform to the truth if they want to have a chance at Judgment Day. Wake up!
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess (G1843- acknowledge, profess) his name before My Father, and before His angels (messengers).
Not only does this verse challenge the “once saved, always saved” “church” doctrine, it also shows that overcomers are obeyers and doers of the law and His will. If we acknowledge that, and live by it, He will acknowledge us.
So the message of the “churches” is, “just believe”, repeat after the preacher, and declare salvation by just saying a name. How empty does this all sound. EXTREMELY EMPTY!
Scripture is clear that we must be immersed in knowledge and understanding of the TRUTH.
We must acknowledge that we are sinners, confess that we understand that our errors are out of ignorance and/or defiance, repent of our error, and getting back on the path of The Way and conforming to our duty as children of Yahweh by following and imitating the example our Kinsman and Messiah showed us. Confess, repent, and conform for the the kingdom is at hand!
Change your mind, think differently, cast down your sins, return to Yahweh. Abandon false satanic Jewdeo-Christian doctrine. If you lack compunction, you just might be lacking the spirit!