Interesting that the Strong's # is H6666.
666 is an evil number, which 6+6+6=18=1+8=9 which is an Illuminati number.
The meaning of 666, as many a new Bible student quickly learns, is derived from the number and mark of the Beast written about in the book of Revelation. It symbolizes the perfection of man's overall system that is separated from Yahweh and under the constant influence of Satan and his children.
Man's system on earth is made up of three parts, each represented by a six. Six represents, by itself, incompleteness or imperfection, as it is one less than seven (which is the number of completeness). The first six of 666 represents the false perfected religion of man under Satan's lead.
The religious denominations.
The “churches” teaching Judaism.
The deception and lies that the Jews are Israel and the Bible is to, for and about all races.
The second six is for the ungodly governments running the world.
The Jews, Athiests and Liberals control every facet of our society.
The third symbolizes man's self-centered economic system.
The merchants of Babylon. The International Jewish money and usury system.
Six hundred sixty six represents the world and all that it does to appease and gratify human nature.
This is explained in the Revelation as the age of Laodicea, which we are in now. The last age before Christ returns.
6666 is 24=2+4=6 which is the number of man.
The number 6 symbolizes man and human weakness, the evils of Satan and the manifestation of sin.
The set of 12 in 24 would be the 12 tribes of Jacob and the 12 apostles. It could also represent the 24 courses of the priesthood. Either way, these men were leaders and examples of righteousness.
Christ is Yahweh come as a man (6). He demonstrated the doctrine of The Way and observed the divine laws. He set the model and example for man to follow in order to achieve righteousness.
tsedâqâh tsed-aw-kaw' noun feminine Total KJV occurrences: 157
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity): - justice, moderately, right (-eous) (act, -ly, -ness).
H6663 tsâdaq A primitive root; to be (causatively make) right (in a moral or forensic sense): - cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just (-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be, turn to) righteous (-ness).
tsedâqâh Part of Speech: noun feminine
1) justice, righteousness
1a) righteousness (in government)
1a1) of judge, ruler, king
1a2) of law
1a3) of Davidic king Messiah
1b) righteousness (of God’s attribute)
1c) righteousness (in a case or cause)
1d) righteousness, truthfulness
1e) righteousness (as ethically right)
1f) righteousness (as vindicated), justification, salvation
1f1) of God
1f2) prosperity (of people)
1g) righteous acts
tsâdaq Part of Speech: verb
1) to be just, be righteous
1a1) to have a just cause, be in the right
1a2) to be justified
1a3) to be just (of God)
1a4) to be just, be righteous (in conduct and character)
1b) to be put or made right, be justified
1c) justify, make to appear righteous, make someone righteous
1d1) to do or bring justice (in administering law)
1d2) to declare righteous, justify
1d3) to justify, vindicate the cause of, save
1d4) to make righteous, turn to righteousness
1e) to justify oneself
This study will reveal the “just believing” does not make one righteous.
That righteousness is a way of life. The way to life.
Righteousness is observing the divine laws. Following the doctrine of The Way. It is integrity and a virtue. It is rightness of thinking and acting. It is what renders you approved, equitable, acceptable to Yahweh. It is practicing what is deemed right by Yahweh. It is the justification of life.
In both the Hebrew and the Greek, righteousness is used as an adjective, verb, adverb, and noun.
It's more than just a belief. Righteousness cannot be attained by “just believing”.
Righteousness is rendered by obedience, action, allegiance, practice, lifestyle, and imitation of the only Righteous One.
If you “believe” in Christ, you must do as He says, and do as He does.
Let's now examine all the verses of how righteousness is used and what it means.
Genesis 15:6 And he (Abram) believed in Yahweh; and He counted it to him for righteousness (H6666- righteous acts).
The Hebrew says: 6 and believed he Yahweh; and He reckoned it to him for righteousness.
Note: “it to him for righteousness' is one word in Hebrew, H6666.
1Maccabees 2:52 Was not Abraham found faithful in temptation, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness?
Abraham heard and listened to Yahweh. He left his idolatrous father Terah's house.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith (allegiance) Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Yahweh told him He would make his seed a great nation.
Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations through faith (allegiance), preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Yahweh showed Abraham the land of Canaan and told him it would be his and his children's. Yahweh protected him in Egypt.
Abraham demonstrated brotherly love when he and Lot split because of household expansion. Abraham later recovered Lot from the War of the Kings, under the protection of Yahweh. Abraham payed tithes to the King of Salem (Melchizedek).
Abraham is told that he and Sarah will have a child in their old age, to which the promises and covenants were given. The seed of Isaac through Jacob and his 12 sons, who are the white nations of the world.
The Jews are NOT Israelites. They are descendants of Cain and of Esau.
Abraham was not reckoned (counted) righteousness because he “just believed”.
Abraham was obedient, he did what Yahweh told him every time, he lived a life in allegiance to the will of Yahweh. Action, physically practicing and doing that which must be done to achieve righteousness.
Genesis 18:19 For I know him (Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Yahweh, to do (H6213- appoint, accomplish, observe) justice (H6666- righteous acts) and judgment (justice); that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him.
That which was spoken of him was that his seed would become a great nation. Yahweh called and chose Abraham to bring forth from his seed the people that would keep The Way of Yahweh. They would carry on the history, heritage and character of the children of the Most High. We are the Anointed children of Jacob and we are appointed, we are to accomplish and observe righteous acts and justice.
Genesis 30:33 So shall my righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) answer (H6030- testify) for me (Jacob) in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your (Laban's) face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
If Jacob was stealing, his acts would testify of unrighteousness.
Deuteronomy 6 is about how we love God.
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:24 And Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man (Adam).
Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness (H6666- righteous acts), if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahweh our God, as He hath commanded us.
“Just believing” is not enough.
Deuteronomy 9:3 Understand therefore this day, that Yahweh your God is He which goeth over before you; as a consuming fire He shall destroy them (the giants of Anak), and He shall bring them down before your face: so shalt you drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as Yahweh hath said unto you.
Deuteronomy 9:4 Speak not you in your heart, after that Yahweh your God hath cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) Yahweh hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh doth drive them out from before you.
Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness (H6666- righteous acts), or for the uprightness of your heart, dost you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God doth drive them out from before you, and that He may perform the word which Yahweh sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 9:6 Understand therefore, that Yahweh your God giveth you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness (H6666- righteous acts); for you art a stiffnecked people.
Yahweh did not give the children of Israel the land because of their righteousness (righteous acts). He gave it to them because they were the children of the promise to Abraham. Yahweh always fulfills His promises.
When the Israelites left Egypt, they were not righteous. During the Exodus they were not righteous. They were always complaining and Yahweh eventually destroyed every one of them that left Egypt, except Caleb and Joshua. Only the generations born in the wandering entered the Promised Land, and they were still learning The Way. Yahweh was fulfilling His promise, despite the unrighteous acts of the people.
Deuteronomy 24:10 When you dost lend your brother any thing, you shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
Pledge (H5667) is an outer garment or cloak, also used as a blanket for sleeping in.
24:11 You shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom you dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto you.
24:12 And if the man be poor, you shalt not sleep with his pledge:
Deuteronomy 24:13 In any case you shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness (H6666- a righteous act) unto you before Yahweh your God.
Demonstrating brotherly love is how to be righteous.
Deuteronomy 33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
Deuteronomy 33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice (H6666- righteous acts) of Yahweh, and His judgments with Israel.
Judges 4-5 are when Deborah judged Israel.
The children of Israel again did evil in the sight of Yahweh, so He sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan for twenty years.
When the Philistines ruled over Israel, Israel did not have weapons. This lasted from the time of these Judges until the days of Samuel and Saul.
Judges 5:11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts (H6666) of Yahweh, even the righteous acts (H6666) toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of Yahweh go down to the gates.
The very definition is translated here. Righteous acts. Yahweh delivered the children of Israel from the Philistines for their “belief”? NO, for their H6666.
1Samuel 12:7 Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before Yahweh of all the righteous acts (H6666) of Yahweh, which he did to you and to your fathers.
Samuel was speaking to the children of Israel about all the righteous acts He did for them and their fathers. It works both ways. We must perform righteous acts for Yahweh.
1Samuel 26:23 Yahweh render to every man his righteousness (H6666) and his faithfulness (truth): for Yahweh delivered you (Saul and his servants) into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against Yahweh's anointed.
David could have killed Saul, several times, but didn't.
2Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice (H6666) unto all his people.
The context is still 'righteous acts'. Here, justice is righteousness in government, or righteousness of judge, ruler or king.
2Samuel 19:28 For all of my (Mephibosheth's) father's (Saul's) house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst you set your servant among them that did eat at your own table. What right (H6666- justification) therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?
David's psalm of praise.
2Samuel 22:21 Yahweh rewarded me according to my righteousness (H6666): according to the cleanness (purity) of my hands hath He recompensed me.
22:22 For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22:23 For all His judgments were before me: and as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
22:24 I was also upright before Him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
2Samuel 22:25 Therefore Yahweh hath recompensed me according to my righteousness (H6666); according to my cleanness (pureness) in His eye sight.
Yahweh rewards us for our righteous acts and according to walking in His Ways in pureness.
When we “just believe” and walk in the ways of Judaism, we are NOT righteous or pure.
1Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You hast shewed unto Your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before You in truth, and in righteousness (H6666), and in uprightness of heart with You; and You hast kept for him this great kindness, that You hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
1Kings 8:31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:
1Kings 8:32 Then hear You in heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness (H6666- acts).
Exodus 22:11 Then shall an oath of Yahweh be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof (hold him guiltless), and he shall not make it good (not make compensation).
Any oath you make in the name of Yahweh, you better keep it.
The Queen of Sheba says to Solomon...
1Kings 10:9/2Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be Yahweh your God, which delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because Yahweh loved Israel for ever, therefore made He you king, to do judgment and justice (H6666- rule righteously).
1Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice (H6666- ruled righteously) among all his people.
2Chronicles 6:23 Then hear You from heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness (H6666- righteous acts).
Nehemiah had permission from Artaxerxes to return to Judah and rebuild.
Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem were enemies of Israel and mocked them.
Nehemiah 2:20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right (H6666- justification), nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Those outside the race of Adam have no right, no portion, no memorial, history or heritage with that of the children of Israel.
Job 27:6 My righteousness (H6666- attributes, acts, ethics) I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Job 33:26 He shall pray unto God, and He will be favourable unto him: and he shall see His face with joy: for He will render unto man his righteousness (H6666- their due, justification).
Our righteous acts show us to be just, conformable to law, evidence of obedience, absolution from guilt.
Job 35:7 If you be righteous, what givest you Him? or what receiveth He of your hand?
Job 35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you art; and your righteousness (H6666- acts) may profit the son of man (Adam).
Brotherly love. Unrighteous acts hurt, righteous acts profit.
Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out: He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice (H6666): He will not afflict.
Septuagint 37:23 and we do not find another His equal in strength: as for Him that judges justly, dost thou not think that He listens?
Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O Yahweh, in Your righteousness (H6666- justification) because of mine enemies; make Your way straight before my face.
Psalm 11:7 For the righteous (H6662 (adj.)- just, lawful) Yahweh loveth righteousness (H6666- righteous acts); His countenance doth behold (sees) the upright.
Septuagint 11:7 For Yahweh is righteous (just), and loves righteousness (just acts); His face beholds uprightness.
Just believing is NOT enough.
Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to Yahweh for a generation (an age).
Psalm 22:31 They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness (H6666- acts, justice) unto a people that shall (yet) be born, that He hath done this.
Septuagint 22:31 And they shall report His righteousness to the people that shall be born, whom Yahweh has made.
The seed that shall serve Him is the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Our heritage, history and duty must be passed on. We true Israelites are the people Yahweh has made.
Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, Why hast Thou made me thus?
9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour (Jacob), and another unto dishonour (Esau)?
Psalm 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity (by lies), nor sworn deceitfully.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Psalm 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from Yahweh, and righteousness (H6666- justification) from the God of his salvation.
Psalm 31:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In You, O Yahweh, do I put my trust (seek refuge); let me never be ashamed (put to shame): deliver me in Your righteousness (H6666- justification).
Psalm 33:5 He loveth righteousness (H6666) and judgment: the earth (land) is full of the goodness of Yahweh.
Septuagint 33:5 He loves mercy and judgment; the earth is full the mercy of Yahweh.
Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness (H6666- justice) is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep: O Yahweh, You preservest man (Adam) and beast.
Psalm 36:10 O continue (extend) your lovingkindness unto them that know You; and Your righteousness (H6666- justice) to the upright in heart.
Psalm 40:10 I have not hid Your righteousness (H6666- truth) within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness (fidelity) and Your salvation: I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
We must proclaim Yahweh's loyalty (fidelity) and truth to the QAHAL. The qahal is the body of Christ, the anointed people. It is our job to declare the truth to our brethren.
Psalm 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness (H6666- justice).
David repented of his sin of the death of Urijah.
Psalm 69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into Your righteousness (H6666- prosperity, justification).
David prays against his enemies. These would be the 'hated enemies' of Yahweh.
We are to pray for our brethren (our race), but not for our hated enemies (outside our race).
Psalm 71:2 Deliver me in Your righteousness (H6666), and cause me to escape (take me to safety: incline Your ear unto me, and save (preserve) me.
Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall shew forth Your righteousness (H6666) and Your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers (full amount) thereof.
Psalm 71:16 I will go in the strength of Yahweh GOD: I will make mention of Your righteousness (H6666), even of Your's only.
Psalm 71:19 Your righteousness (H6666) also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto You!
Psalm 71:24 My tongue also shall talk (speak) of Your righteousness (H6666) all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
In the above Psalms, H6666 can be defined as righteous acts, justice, justification or prosperity.
Psalm 72:1 A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness (H6666) unto the king's son.
72:2 He shall judge (govern) Your people with righteousness (H664- justly), and Your poor with judgment (justice).
Psalm 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness (H6666- of law).
Psalm 88:12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? and Your righteousness (H6666- justice) in the land of forgetfulness?
Land of forgetfulness has the connotation of being dead and in the grave.
Psalm 89:16 In Your name shall they rejoice all the day: and in Your righteousness (H6666- justification) shall they be exalted.
Psalm 98:2 Yahweh hath made known His salvation (victory): His righteousness (H6666- justice, vindication) hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen (nations).
Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment (justice); You dost establish equity, You executest judgment and righteousness (H6666- justice) in Jacob.
Psalm 103:6 Yahweh executeth righteousness (H6666- justice) and judgment for all that are oppressed.
Septuagint 103:6 Yahweh executes mercy and judgment for all that are injured.
Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of Yahweh is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness (H6666- justice) unto children's children;
Septuagint 103:17 But the mercy of Yahweh is from generation to generation upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children;
The context is always the generations of Adam.
Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment (observe justice), and he that doeth righteousness (H6666- justice, righteous acts) at all times.
Psalm 106:31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness (H6666- justification, a righteous act) unto all generations for evermore. (Num 25:1-18)
Phinehas' act was a righteous act. We are NOT to be tolerant of the sins of race mixing and idolatry.
The “churches” teach tolerance, race mixing and idolatry because they tolerate sin, they marry mixed races and they worship a Jewish Jesus!
Psalm 111:3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness (H6666- justice) endureth for ever.
Psalm 112:1 Praise ye Yahweh. Blessed is the man that feareth (reveres) Yahweh, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth (land): the generation (posterity) of the upright shall be blessed.
Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness (H6666) endureth for ever.
112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Light is enlightenment and darkness is confusion.
112:5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Hebrew ends as: “...he will manage his business affairs with justice.”
Psalm 112:9 He hath dispersed (dispersed his wealth), he hath given to the poor; his righteousness (H6666- acts) endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
Psalm 119:40 Behold, I have longed after Your precepts: quicken me in Your righteousness (H6666).
Psalm 119:142 Thy righteousness (H6666- truthfulness) is an everlasting righteousness (H6664- rightness), and Your law is the truth.
Psalm 143:1 A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Yahweh, give ear to my supplications: in Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness (H6666).
143:10 Teach me to do Your will; for You art my God: Your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
A righteous lifestyle.
Psalm 143:11 Quicken me (Preserve my life), O Yahweh, for Your name's sake: for Your righteousness' (H6666) sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Psalm 145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness (H6666).
Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness (H6666).
Proverbs 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness (H6666), in the midst of the paths of judgment:
Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness (H6666) delivereth from death.
Septuagint 10:2 Treasures shall not profit the lawless: but righteousness shall deliver from death.
Righteousness is not a “belief”. Righteousness is following His law. Acts, doing, daily practice.
Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) delivereth from death.
Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness (H6666- acts) of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness (H6666- acts) of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness (H6666- performs righteous acts) shall be a sure reward.
Proverbs 11:19 As righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness (H6666- living righteously) is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
Septuagint 12:28 In the ways of righteousness is life; but the ways of those that remember injuries lead to death.
Our pathway, road, journey, manner, habits, mode of life lead us to either life or death.
Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness (H6666) keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
It does NOT say “Just believing keepeth the upright in the way”.
Our righteous acts keep us in the way. We must DO and BE.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness (H6666) exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Septuagint 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation: but sins diminish tribes.
America started out as a righteous nation, a white Christian nation under Yahweh. Now we are diminished because we have strayed from our race and our God.
Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto Yahweh: but He loveth him that followeth after righteousness (H6666- of the law).
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little (few) with righteousness (H6666) than great revenues (gain) without right (H4941- justice, order, truth).
That is why Yahweh always keeps a remnant. The faithful few that have and keep the truth.
The “churches” are the many without right. If they were right, why are we in the worst spiritual health when there are more “churches” than ever in all history? They have many (almost all) following Judaism, which is NOT Christianity.
Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness (H6666- justice).
Septuagint 16:12 An evil-doer is an abomination to a king; for the throne of rule is established by righteousness.
Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head (old age) is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness (H6666).
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice (H6666) and judgment (speak truth) is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness (H6666) and mercy findeth life, righteousness (H6666), and honour.
Septuagint 21:21 The way of righteousness and mercy will find life and glory.
All these examples show that the way of righteousness is a mode of life, a way of being, a life of action, not simply “just believing” as the “churches” like to teach.
Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness (H6666- justice, mercy).
Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant: and He looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness (H6666), but behold a cry.
The last part in the Septuagint reads: “...I expected it to bring forth judgment, and it brought forth iniquity; and not righteousness, but a cry.
Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto Me?
Because His noble vine (Israelites) allowed the briers and thorns (Jews) to choke out righteousness.
Isaiah 5:16 But Yahweh of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness (H6666).
Yahweh shall be glorified in righteousness.
Septuagint Isaiah 5:18 Woe to them that draw sins to them as with a long rope, and iniquities as with a thong of the heifer's yoke:
5:19 That say, Let Him make speed, and hasten His work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Liberalism. This is you Liberals. You too “churches”, who support mixed race marriages and homosexuals, that look away from evil instead of cast evil out.
5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) of the righteous from him!
When we allow the enemy to live amongst us, we become like them, and act less righteously.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice (H6666- righteousness) from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
10:21 The remnant shall return, the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
Isaiah 10:22 For though Your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall (the end result shall) overflow with righteousness (H6666).
Return to Yahweh, not to Palestine. Verse 21 again.
The Septuagint reads: “...a remnant of them shall be preserved.”
Not everyone will be saved, only a remnant, but those of the remnant will be justified.
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness (H6666) to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Septuagint 28:17 And I will cause judgment to be for hope, and My compassion shall be for just measures, and ye that trust vainly in falsehood (church doctrine) shall fall: for the storm shall by no means pass by you,
A plummet is a leveling tool. We will be justified according to the truth we hold and our actions.
Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Isaiah 32:16 Then judgment (justice) shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness (H6666- prosperity, truth) remain in the fruitful field.
Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness (H6666- acts, deeds of righteousness) shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness (H6666- the acts) quietness and assurance for ever.
The justification, works, and effects of righteousness do not come by “just believing”.
We are not rewarded for what our thoughts are, rather by what our actions prove.
Isaiah 33:5 Yahweh is exalted; for He dwelleth on high: He hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness (H6666- justification, truth).
33:6 And wisdom (understanding) and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of Yahweh is His treasure.
Isaiah 33:15 He that walketh righteously (H6666- acts righteously), and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
If we remain righteous He will preserve us.
Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness (H6664- rightness): let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) spring up together; I Yahweh have created it.
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness (H6666- truthfulness), and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in Yahweh have I righteousness (H6666- truth) and strength: even to Him shall men come; and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed.
Isaiah 46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness (H6666- truthfulness, justification):
Isaiah 46:13 I bring near My righteousness (H6666- truthfulness); it shall not be far off, and My salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel My glory.
Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness (H6666- acts).
This is talking about today's “churches”. They don't even know His name. They teach and practice Judaism, the traditions of men. They teach the law was “done away with”, that Jesus is a Jew. They allow mixed race marriages and homosexuals in.
Isaiah 48:18 O that you hadst hearkened to My commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness (H6666- truthfulness, acts) as the waves of the sea:
Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but My salvation shall be for ever, and My righteousness (H6666- truthfulness, law) shall not be abolished.
51:7 Hearken unto Me, ye that know righteousness (H6664- what is right), the people in whose heart is My law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Isaiah 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but My righteousness (H6666- truth, law) shall be for ever, and My salvation from generation to generation.
Isaiah 54:14 In righteousness (H6666- truthfulness, law) shalt you be established: you shalt be far from oppression; for you shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness (H6666- truth, justification) is of Me, saith Yahweh.
Righteousness is the heritage of our family. Truth, justice and obedience.
This mortal life is our test to keep His law and keep out His enemies.
Isaiah 56:1 Thus saith Yahweh, Keep ye judgment, and do justice (H6666- righteousness): for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness (H6666- truthfulness, justification) to be revealed.
Isaiah 57:12 I will declare your righteousness (H6666- truthfulness), and your works; for they shall not profit you.
Septuagint 57:12 And I will declare your righteousness, and thy sins, which shall not profit thee.
Yahweh will declare our righteousness and our sins. Our sins will not profit us. Our righteousness will.
Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness (H6666- acts), and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
Sin and false doctrine separate us from Yahweh
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.
Isaiah 59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice (H6666- righteousness) overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
Septuagint 59:9 Therefore has judgment departed from them, and righteousness shall not overtake them: while they waited for light, darkness came upon them; while they waited for brightness, they walked in perplexity.
Keep waiting for the 'rapture', keep 'just believing', keep eating pork, keep worshiping a Jewish Jesus, keep declaring your 'saved'. Yahweh says if you want to believe a delusion, then delusions you will believe.
Isaiah 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice (H6666- righteousness) standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
You won't find truth in the papers, radio or TV, or the “churches”.
Septuagint 59:15 And truth has been taken away, and they have turned aside their mind from understanding. And Yahweh saw it, and it pleased Him not that there was no judgment.
Isaiah 59:16 And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore His arm brought salvation unto him; and His righteousness (H6666- truth, law), it sustained him.
The Promise of our Redeemer.
Isaiah 60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make your officers peace, and your exactors (overseers) righteousness (H6666).
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Yahweh, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness (H6666), as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Decketh (H3547 kahan) also means, to officiate as a priest.
Indeed Yahshua Christ is our High priest and King.
Adorneth (H5710 adah) means, to pass (put) on or continue.
Indeed we are a kingdom of priests under Yahshua.
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so Yahweh GOD will cause righteousness (H6666- justice, truth, law) and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in righteousness (H6666- truth), mighty to save.
Christ at His day of vengeance and His garments are dyed in blood.
Edom is a reference to the Edomite Jews. When Christ returns, He will destroy Edom (see Obadiah), as well as those of us that follow Edom.
Isaiah 64:5 You meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness (H6664- what is right), those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, You art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
The NSAV has the end as a question. “...shall we be saved?”
Septuagint: 5 For these blessings shall happen to them that work righteousness, and they shall remember Thy ways: behold, Thou wast angry and we have sinned; therefore we have erred,
If He was angry with us, we must have sinned.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses (H6666) are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
The unclean thing is in italics, added by the translators. It should read “and we are all become as the unclean,...” meaning just like the other races. Those whom Yahweh demands we must remain separate from. We are not to race mix.
Jeremiah 4:1 If you wilt return, O Israel, saith Yahweh, return unto Me: and if you wilt put away your abominations out of My sight, then shalt you not remove (wander).
Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith Yahweh, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Jeremiah 4:2 And you shalt swear, Yahweh liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness (H6666- justice); and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory.
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth (boasts) glory (boast) in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am Yahweh which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness (H6666- justice), in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Yahweh.
Jeremiah 22:3 Thus saith Yahweh; Execute ye judgment and righteousness (H6666- justice), and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger (of kin), the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Jeremiah 22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
Some of us have experienced this with our own labors.
22:14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
Our oppressors live in mansions.
Jeremiah 22:15 Shalt you (Shallum) reign, because you closest thyself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice (H6666- righteousness, truth, law), and then it was well with him?
22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know Me? saith Yahweh.
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice (H6666- righteousness, truth, law) in the earth.
Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness (H6666- The Judge) to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness (H6666- justice) in the land.
Christ is not only a perfect model of righteousness, He is also our Judge and will execute the law and justice.
Jeremiah 51:10 Yahweh hath brought forth our righteousness (H6666- justice): come, and let us declare in Zion the work of Yahweh our God.
The Babylonian invasion and captivity was a punishment for disobedience to Yahweh. His punishment was/is just. He will bring forth the justification of His people.
Psalm 37:6 And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
This mortal life is our testing ground. Failing the test brings judgment, passing brings righteousness.
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, 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 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 not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you hast delivered your soul.
Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous (H6662- lawful) man doth turn from his righteousness (H6664- what is right, the law), 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 (H6666- righteous acts) which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
How do the “once saved always saved” “believers” explain this one?
Verse 20 states that our righteous acts will not count if we turn from what is right (the law).
Righteousness is an ongoing thing. We must practice it everyday, and ask for forgiveness, because no one is “saved” yet. The test is not over yet.
Ezekiel 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it (society of sin), they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness (H6666- acts), saith Yahweh GOD.
Even the most pious men can only save their own souls, by righteous acts (following the law).
Daniel means judge of Yahweh. This may not be the Daniel of Ezekiel's time but an earlier Daniel of antiquity, possibly Dan, son of Jacob.
Ezekiel 14:20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it (society of sin), as I live, saith Yahweh GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness (H6666- acts).
The Catholics teach that you can “buy” your loved ones souls back.
Chapter 18 is about the soul that obeys and the soul that sins.
Ezekiel 18:5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right (H6666- executes judgment and righteousness),
18:9 Hath walked in My statutes, and hath kept My judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith Yahweh GOD.
18:10 If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things, (Gen 9:6)
18:11 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife,
18:12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
18:13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. (Lev 20:9, 11-13,16,27)
18:14 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,
18:15 That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife,
18:16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
18:17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed My judgments, hath walked in My statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.
18:18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
Ezekiel 18:19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right (H6666- wrought judgment and mercy), and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness (H6666- acts) of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him (the wicked).
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 (H6666- justice and mercy), he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ezekiel 18:22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness (H6666- the acts) that he hath done he shall live.
If a father is wicked, the son will learn from wickedness. The cycle of wickedness follows each generation born in wickedness. If the son breaks away from the wickedness, and lives righteously, he will live.
This goes for today's “churches” as well. If your grandparents worshiped a Jewish Jesus, and your parents, and now you, even your children will follow this pattern of wickedness, and you will all die in your ignorance. Time to wake up, and live.
18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith Yahweh GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Ezekiel 18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness (H6666), and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness (H6666) that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Ezekiel 18:26 When a righteous (H6662- lawful) man turneth away from his righteousness (H6666- lawful acts), and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
Ezekiel 18:27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right (H6666- judgment and justice), he shall save his soul alive.
18:28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
We can clearly see that an unrighteous, unlawful, ignorant sinner can turn and do what is righteous and lawful.
Ezekiel 33:12 Therefore, you son of man, say unto the children of your people, The righteousness (H6666- acts) of the righteous (H6662- lawful) shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
Ezekiel 33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness (H6666- own acts, justification), and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses (H6666- righteous acts) shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
Ezekiel 33:14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, You shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right (H6666- just);
33:15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again (repaid) that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ezekiel 33:16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right (H6666- just); he shall surely live.
33:17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of Yahweh is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
Ezekiel 33:18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness (H6666- righteous acts), and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
Ezekiel 33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right (H6666- just), he shall live thereby.
Very simple. Past righteousness does not clear present or future sinning.
Past sins do not count against present or future righteousness.
Ezekiel 45:9 Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice (H6666- righteousness), take away your exactions (oppressions) from My people, saith Yahweh GOD.
45:10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
Daniel 9:7 O Yahweh, righteousness (H6666- justice) belongeth unto You, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither You hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against You.
Daniel confirms that the Israelites have been dispersed after the Assyrian captivity in the 700's BC and here in Babylon in the 500's BC. They eventually went on to settle the nations of Europe and eventually regathered here in America, fulfilling the 2520 year punishment in 1776!
The “churches” teach that the tribes disappeared or were absorbed by other nations.
Friends, we are the descendants of these 12 tribes of Israel, not the Jews. The Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau.
9:8 O Yahweh, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
“confusion of face” refers to race mixed children. Mixed races among the Israelites. Here in America we now have 'confusion of face'. America was a white Christian nation, if our forefathers rose from the graves, they would see 'confusion of faces' in the country they built and died for!
Daniel 9:16 O Yahweh, according to all Your righteousness (H6666- justice), I beseech You, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name: for we do not present our supplications before You for our righteousnesses (H6666- acts), but for Your great mercies.
Jerusalem, holy mountain, city called by Your name. All these are referring to His people, the sons of Jacob. Daniel was praying in Babylon for his kinsmen. We are in captivity today, punished for creating all these denominations (idols) and allowing the integration of all the other races into our once white Christian nation (“Be Ye Separate”). Living under usury, taxes, regulations and Jewish control is NOT being blessed by God, rather punished.
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness (H6666- justice), reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Yahweh, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.
Septuagint is better: 12 Sow to yourselves for righteousness (justification), gather in for the fruit of life: light ye for yourselves the light of knowledge; seek Yahweh till the fruits of righteousness come upon you.
Jeremiah 4:3 For thus saith Yahweh to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
10:13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies (Judaism): because thou didst trust in thy way (denominations), in the multitude of thy mighty men.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Yahweh your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately (H6666), and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
Here the early and latter rain represent firstly the rain of seed time at planting and secondly the rain of ripening before the harvest: the first fell in Judaea about the beginning of our November after the seed was sown; the second toward the end of our April as the ears began filling out in preparation for the full harvest, as their crops developed during the winter and early spring. It is obvious that this passage typifies the beginning of the ekklesia period and extends until the time of Yahshua’s Second Advent, with a long dry season between the two rains. Most good farmers are aware that a moderate dry spell after the seed has been planted can be beneficial, causing the plants to develop a vigorous root system so that when the rains finally come the crop will produce an abundant yield.
So we saw an early rain in the descending of the Spirit at Pentecost, and the marvellous things which those first apostles of Christ were able to do, and now we expect a later rain of the Spirit at His return, which is the fulfillment of our redemption.
Septuagint 2:23 Rejoice then and be glad, ye children of Sion, in Yahweh your God: for He has given you food fully, and He will rain on you the early and the latter rain, as before.
The first example was moderately. Through Christ and the apostles. The latter rain will be the fulfillment and reward. The return of Yahshua.
Amos 5:6 Seek Yahweh, and ye shall live; lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.
Bethel was one of the major seats of idolatry, and home of one of the two golden calves set up as the new state religion by Jeroboam I after the kingdom was split from Judah.
Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood (bitterness), and leave off righteousness (H6666- justice) in the earth,
The Septuagint interpreted verse 7 quite differently, where it is esteemed that Yahweh refers to Himself and says: “It is He that executes judgment in the height above, and He has established justice on the earth:”
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
5:22 Though ye offer Me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
5:23 Take thou away from Me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness (H6666- justice) as a mighty stream.
It is evident that the sacrificial rituals were abused and that the people were unrepentant of their sin, not offering their sacrifices sincerely. Neither did the people judge one another justly, but commonly took advantage of the disadvantaged.
Yahweh hates our acts which seem righteous to us. Yahweh will no accept your “righteous acts” if they are built on false, incorrect, or deceived doctrine.
Amos 6:12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness (H6666- righteous acts) into hemlock:
Septuagint 6:13 Will horses run upon rocks? will they refrain from neighing at mares? for ye have turned judgment into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness:
Worshiping a Jewish Jesus seems like a righteous act, but is nothing but a poisonous deception that turns the fruit into bitterness.
Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness (H6666- justice) of Yahweh.
In Numbers chapters 22 through 24, Balaam was hired by Balak to curse the children of Israel as they were invading Palestine, and every time he attempted to curse them, by the will of Yahweh he could only bless them instead.
Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of Yahweh, because I have sinned against Him, until He plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteousness (H6666- justice).
39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Yahweh.
These things are true on levels both personal and national. The judgment of the nation is a direct result of their disobedience to God.
Zechariah 8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness (H6666- justice).
1 At the same time, saith Yahweh, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people. (Not the world, all 12 tribes)
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; (Not the world, but the 12 tribes) After those days (Christ's), saith Yahweh, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Jeremiah 4:2 And thou shalt swear, Yahweh liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations (of Jacob) shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory.
Malachi 3:3 And he (John) shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he (John) shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto Yahweh an offering in righteousness (H6666- justification).
John was sent to cleanse the Levitical priesthood in order that they may offer Christ in righteousness.
Baptism of water was by John for the Levitical priesthood and for Christ. John was the last Levitical priest and Christ was the last sacrifice. When Christ died, the priesthood and baptism ended. Christ is now our High Priest. The only way to be baptized now is by being immersed in the knowledge and understanding of the Word.
Water does not give you knowledge and understanding. Studying the word brings knowledge and understanding. Immersed in truth, not water by some man pretending to be a mediator.
Men or water cannot justify you. Only knowledge (truth) and allegiance (loyalty, faith).
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness (H6666- justice, justification) arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
We are to imitate His example. This is what justifies us. This is how to be righteous.
Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just (G1342- observing divine laws, virtuous) man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
Until the messenger of Yahweh told Joseph that Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit, he was going to follow the law of adultery.
John was cleansing the Levitical priesthood with water baptism. Preparing the way.
Matthew 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of You, and comest You to me?
Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way). Then he suffered Him.
G1343 includes the definitions of integrity, virtue, purity, rightness of thinking and acting. All things that Christ is. This is what our mortal test is about. Fulfilling the doctrine of The Way.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way): for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake (G1752- on account of G1343- the doctrine of The Way ): for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness (G1343- integrity) shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just (G1342- those observing the divine laws) and on the unjust (violators of the law).
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way); and all these things shall be added unto you.
The “churches” seek their “personal salvation” and the doctrines of men.
Matthew 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 (G1342- innocent, approved, observers of the law), but sinners to repentance.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Matthew 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man (G1342- observer of divine law) in the name of a righteous man (G1342- observer of divine law) shall receive a righteous man's (G1342- observer of divine law's) reward.
Matthew 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 (G1344- rendered righteous) 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.
Matthew 12:37 For by your words you shalt be justified (G1344- rendered righteous), and by your words you shalt be condemned.
If your words are aligned with Yahweh's Word, you will be rendered righteous.
If your words are against Yahweh's Word, you will be condemned by them.
Matthew 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous (G1342- virtuous, approved) men 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.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (truth, moral conviction), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace (favor) that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory (honor) that should follow.
The prophets did not get to experience the fulfillment of Christ in the flesh, they only prophesied of it, but they believed it and proclaimed it.
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous (G1342- observers of divine law) shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind (race):
The word is kind in the KJV, but since the Greek word is genos it is race here.
Genos means diversity, stock, offspring, nation, race.
13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world (age): the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just (G1342- observers of the divine laws),
13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 And he went out about the third (9am) hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
Matthew 20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right (G1342- just) I will give you. And they went their way.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth (noon) and ninth (3pm) hour, and did likewise.
20:6 And about the eleventh (5pm) hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
Matthew 20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right (G1342- just), that shall ye receive.
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
1-16 We must not despise our brethren who awaken at the last hour. Neither do we despise those who come after us, with the attitude that they are beneath us.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto Yahweh against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
Matthew 21:32 For John came unto you (Jew Pharisees) in the way of righteousness (G1343- integrity, virtue, with the doctrine of The Way), and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
The Jews are NOT Israel. They are descendants of Cain and Esau. They teach Judaism, which is NOT Christianity.
Matthew 23:28 Even so ye (Jew Pharisees) also outwardly appear righteous (G1342) unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous (G1342),
Matthew 23:35 That upon you (Jews) may come all the righteous (G1342- innocent) blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous (G1342- approved) Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
The Jews claim to be righteous and follow the law, but they do not fool Yahweh. They fool everybody else, hence Jewish Jesus and Judaism, which is NOTHING Christian! Wake up!
Appearances can be deceptive to the unlearned.
Matthew 25:37 Then (on the right hand) shall the righteous (G1342- observers of the divine laws) answer Him, saying, Master, when saw we You an hungred, and fed You? or thirsty, and gave You drink?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.
When we observe His divine laws, we are practicing righteousness. Brotherly love.
25:41 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels (messengers):
25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.
25:44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying, Master, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
25:45 Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous (G1342- observers of the divine laws) into life eternal.
Matthew 27:19 When he (Pilate) was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just man (G1342- innocent, virtuous man): for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.
Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person (G1342- innocent person): see ye (Jews) to it.
Pilate found no crime. He told the Edomite priests “you see to it.”
Mark 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 (G1342- those observing the divine laws), but sinners to repentance.
Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just (G1342- virtuous) man and an holy (set apart), and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Luke 1:6 And they (Zacharias and Elisabeth) were both righteous (G1342- observed the divine laws, virtuous, approved) before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances (G1345- deemed right) of Yahweh blameless.
Luke 1:17 And he (John) shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just (G1342- observers of the divine laws); to make ready a people prepared for Yahweh.
1:73 The oath which He sware to our father Abraham,
1:74 That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way, integrity) before Him, all the days of our life.
Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just (G1342- an observer of the divine laws, virtuous) and devout, waiting for the consolation (Comforter) of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ (the Anointed Prince).
Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous (G1342- observers of the divine laws), but sinners to repentance.
Luke 7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
No matter how great a prophet John was, once the Kingdom of Yahweh is attained all those who do attain it shall have even greater capabilities than John had while he was on earth.
Luke 7:29 And all the people that heard Him, and the publicans, justified (G1344- rendered righteous, just) God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Luke 7:35 But wisdom is justified (G1344- rendered righteous) of all her children.
Wisdom is justified by her children: the Jew Pharisees sought worldly wisdom, and because of that Wisdom herself was indicted, because God operates by His Word which defies worldly wisdom.
Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour (kinsman) as thyself.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour (kinsmen) as thyself: I am Yahweh.
10:28 And He said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Luke 10:29 But he (the certain lawyer), willing to justify (G1344- declare) himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Neighbor is kinsman. We are to love those of our race.
Luke 12:57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right (G1342- virtuous)?
Christ was calling out the people for their hypocrisy.
Luke 14:7 And He put forth a parable to those which were bidden (invited), when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
14:8 When thou art bidden (invited) of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
14:9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
14:12 Then said He also to him that bade (invited) Him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
Luke 14:14 And you shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just (G1342- approved, those observing the divine laws).
Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons (G1342- guiltless), which need no repentance.
Luke 16:14 And the (Jew) Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him.
Luke 16:15 And He said unto them, Ye are they which justify (G1344- declare) yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Luke 18:9 And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous (G1342- guiltless), and despised others:
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man (the publican) went down to his house justified (G1344- rendered righteous, acceptable to Yahweh) rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
The Pharisee boasted that he was not a sinner, and proclaimed his own righteousness through his fulfillment of tithes and his fasting, which are in that manner no better than rituals – things which men perform merely to display their own justification, as if they could save themselves through that display.
This also goes for those who, by their own declaration, claim they are “saved”. Salvation means preservation, which means that it is 'ongoing', if you 'practice' His example. Scripture does not teach “once saved, always saved”.
Luke 20:20 And they (Jew leaders) watched Him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men (G1342- guiltless), that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the Spirit.
Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous (G1342- guiltless) man.
Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph (of Arimathaea), a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just (G1342- virtuous):
23:51 (The same-Joseph- had not consented to the counsel and deed of them -Edomite Jews😉 he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Judaeans: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
23:52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
John 5:30 I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just (G1342- in observance with the divine laws); because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous (G1342- just) judgment.
Deuteronomy 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger (sojourning kinsman) that is with him.
We are to judge each other according to the divine laws.
John 16:8 And when He (the Comforter) is come, He will reprove (convict) the world of sin, and of righteousness (G1343- integrity), and of judgment:
16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on Me;
John 16:10 Of righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity), because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
John 17:25 O righteous (G1342- virtuous) Father, the world hath not known You: but I have known You, and these have known that You hast sent Me.
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just (G1342- innocent), and desired a murderer (Barabas) to be granted unto you;
Acts 4:18 And they (Edomite Jew Pharisees) called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right (G1342- acceptable) in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One (G1342- virtuous, guiltless, approved); of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just (G1342- virtuous) man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Judaeans, was warned from God by an holy angel (messenger) to send for you into his house, and to hear words of you.
Acts 10:35 But in every nation (of Jacob Israel) he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way), is accepted with Him.
Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, you (Elymas the Jew) child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity), wilt you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Prince?
Acts 13:39 And by Him all that believe are justified (G1344- rendered righteous) from all things, from which ye could not be justified (G1344- rendered) by the law of Moses.
Even though we are to follow the law, the law cannot justify us. The level of our obedience to the law is part of the level of justification. Christ didn't break the law, He fulfilled it. This is the example to seek and follow.
Belief alone does not render one righteous. We are not justified by our beliefs, rather by our acts and practices.
Acts 17:31 Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness (G1343- equity, justice) 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.
Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen you, that you shouldest know His will, and see that Just One (G1342- virtuous, equitable), and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth.
Acts 24:14 But this I confess 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:
Acts 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 (G1342- observers of the divine laws) and unjust.
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness (G1343- virtue, equity), temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for you.
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness (G1343- integrity) of God revealed from faith (trust) to faith (allegiance): as it is written, The just (G1342- those observing the divine laws) shall live by faith (allegiance).
Faith is a noun, belief and trust are components of faith, but faith is loyalty to, allegiance to. This comes not by “just believing”, but by doing, by 'practice'.
When we are observing the divine laws through trust and allegiance, we will live, revealing the integrity of Yahweh's word.
Paul is speaking to the Israelite Judaeans who had the law, but did not follow it.
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment (G1345- sentence) of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Verses 18-31 list many abominations and acts against Yahweh, which today, the “churches” and society accept and praise.
Romans 2:5 But after your hardness (stubborn) and impenitent (unrepentant) heart treasurest (store) up unto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment (G1341- a just sentence) of God;
Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just (G1342- approved) before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified (G1344- rendered righteous).
HEARERS and “Just Believers” are NOT virtuous, innocent, faultless or guiltless. They are NOT approved, or acceptable to God. They are NOT observing the divine laws.
Romans 2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness (G1345- what is deemed right) of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
The uncircumcision is referring to the Israelites that lived outside Judaea in the Greco-Roman world. These are Israelites that did not return to Judaea after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities. They forgot their heritage, law, and God. Yet, they were still children of God. If their actions and mode of life were according to the divine laws, then they were counted with the circumcision. The circumcision is a reference to the Israelites of Judaea. These were those that returned to Judaea after captivity and re-established the law and continued their heritage. They knew better and had no excuses.
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you mightest be justified (G1344- rendered righteous) in your sayings, and mightest overcome when you art judged.
Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness (G93- injustice, violation of the law) commend the righteousness (G1343- integrity) of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous (unjust) who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world (society)?
3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded (increased) through my lie unto His glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Don't lie to tell the truth.
3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Judaeans (circumcised) and Greeks (uncircumcised), that they are all under sin; (Gal 3:22)
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous (G1342- guiltless), no, not one:
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law (sacrificial rituals) there shall no flesh be justified (G1344- rendered righteous) in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
The sacrificial rituals are not the 10 commandments. They are the ordinances which were “done away with”. When Christ died, these priestly rituals expired because Christ became our High Priest and mediator. Now we must present spiritual sacrifices (time, study, praising, observing the divine laws and following the doctrine of The Way).
Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness (G1343- integrity) of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness (G1343- integrity) of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:24 Being justified (G1344- rendered righteous) freely by His grace (favor) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way) for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity, doctrine, justice): that He might be just (G1342- equitable), and the justifier (G1344- one who renders righteousness) of him which believeth in Jesus.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works (rituals)? Nay: but by the law of faith (allegiance).
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by faith (allegiance, following the divine laws) without the deeds of the law (rituals).
3:29 Is He the God of the Judaeans only? is He not also of the Nations? Yes, of the Nations also:
Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify (G1344- render righteous) the circumcision by faith (allegiance), and uncircumcision through faith (allegiance).
The circumcision (Judaeans) are justified by the observing of the divine laws, which they had.
The uncircumcision (dispersed Israelites) are justified through the observing of the divine laws, which they had on their hearts.
Faith does not void the law, it establishes it.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by works (performing rituals), he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting, virtue).
4:4 Now to him that worketh (performs rituals) is the reward not reckoned of grace (favor), but of debt.
Because the rituals were the atonement of sin, the debt.
The reward is from favor, not debt.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh (performs rituals) not, but believeth on Him that justifieth (G1344- renders righteous) the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness (G1343- integrity).
Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness (G1343- virtue) without works (rituals),
4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven (at the cross), and whose sins are covered.
4:8 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh will not impute sin.
Romans 4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision (Judaeans) only, or upon the uncircumcision (dispersed of Israel) also? for we say that faith (allegiance) was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness (G1343- integrity, virtue).
4:10 How was it (righteousness) then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Abraham was uncircumcised when he was going to sacrifice Isaac. The written law was not given yet.
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness (G1343- virtue) of the faith (allegiance) which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness (G1343- virtue) might be imputed unto them also:
4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
Paul is stating that Abraham is the father of both the circumcised and uncircumcised. The Judaean and the Greek. The House of Judah, who returned to Judaea after the Babylonian captivity, and the House of Israel, who are the dispersed 10 tribes. All of which are Israelites.
Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting) of faith (allegiance to Yahweh).
The promise to Abraham was given before the written law. The law was given at Mt Sinai (430 years later).
4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.
Romans 4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness (G1343- virtue).
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by faith (allegiance), we have peace with God through our Prince Yahshua Christ:
Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man (G1342- virtuous, one observing divine law) will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by His blood, we shall be saved (preserved) from wrath through Him.
We must walk in His example, both in mind and in practice.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Romans 5:16 And not as it was by one (Adam) that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification (G1345- judgment of acquittal).
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's (Adam's) offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace (favor) and of the gift of righteousness (G1343- virtue) shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness (G1345- equitable deed) of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous (G1342- acceptable to Yahweh).
5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence (transgression) might abound (increase). But where sin abounded (increased), grace (favor) did much more abound (exceeded beyond measure):
Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace (favor) reign through righteousness (G1343- virtue) unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Prince.
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Colossians 2:12 Buried with Him in baptism (death), wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith (allegiance) of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.
6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:
6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
'old man' is a reference to the Levitical priests who performed the sacrifices in Judaea. These ritual blood sacrifices were done away with at the cross, because Christ was the last sacrifice.
It also represents shedding our old ways and serving Him renewed.
When we put away unrighteousness (the old man), we are a 'new man', living by allegiance.
Romans 6:7 For he that is dead is freed (G1344- rendered righteous) from sin.
6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him:
Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield (present) yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness (G1343- virtue) unto God.
6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace (favor).
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace (favor)? God forbid.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield (present) yourselves servants to obey, His servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness (G1343- virtue)?
6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
The law written on our hearts.
Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way).
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity (weakness) of your flesh: for as ye have yielded (surrendered) your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield (present) your members servants to righteousness (G1343- virtue) unto holiness.
Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness (G1343- virtue).
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just (G1342- equitable, virtuous), and good.
Romans 8:4 That the righteousness (G1345- what is deemed right) of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Part of the definition of righteousness is judgment. We will be judged.
Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity, rightness of thinking and acting).
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified (G1344- rendered righteous): and whom he justified (G1344- rendered righteous), them He also glorified (honored).
Romans 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth (G1344- renders justice).
Romans 9:28 For He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness (G1343- equity): because a short work will Yahweh make upon the earth.
Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles (Nations of Israel), which followed not after righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way), have attained to righteousness (G1343- virtue), even the righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity) which is of faith (allegiance).
Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way), hath not attained to the law of righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting).
9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith (allegiance, observing the divine laws), but as it were by the works of the law (rituals of the law). For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
The rituals were a stumbling stone, it created a wrong attitude toward the ritual sacrifices of just going through the motions. As if completing or performing an atoning ritual can save you.
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way), and going about to establish their own righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting), have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness (G1343- doctrine) of God.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end (fulfillment) of the law for righteousness (G1343- justice) to every one that believeth (is trusting).
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting) which is of the law, That the man which doeth (practices) those things shall live by them.
Romans 10:6 But the righteousness (G1343- virtue) which is of faith (allegiance) speaketh on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
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 (agree) 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.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness (G1343- justice); and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (deliverance).
Salvation through repentance, and continued righteousness, which is walking in Christ's example.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat (food) and drink; but righteousness (G1343- virtue, rightness in thinking and acting), and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
1Corinthians 1:30 But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness (G1343- virtue), and sanctification, and redemption:
Sanctification means set apart, dedicated, devoted to the purposes of Yahweh. Following the doctrine of The Way.
1Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified (G1344- rendered righteous): but He that judgeth me is the Prince.
Paul doesn't care what men say about him, he will preach the gospel anyway.
Remember, back then, as well as today, the Jews have deceived the society into following their Judaism, which is NOT Christianity. The Prophets, Christ, Paul, the disciples, and those of us today who teach the truth are judged by society. We don't care, we will continue to proclaim the doctrine of The Way and observe the divine laws.
1Corinthians 6:11 And such (unrighteous) were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified (G1344- rendered righteous) in the name of the Prince Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
This happens only with knowledge and understanding, confessing and repenting, and observing and practicing the divine laws.
2Corinthians 3:9 For if the ministration (service) of condemnation (the sentence) be glory (honor), much more doth the ministration (service) of righteousness (G1343- virtue, rightness of thinking and acting, following the doctrine of The Way) exceed in glory.
Death is the sentence of disobedience. Receive honor by righteousness.
2Corinthian 5:21 For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting) of God in him.
The Greek: 21 For He who knew not error, on our behalf had caused error, in order that we would come into the righteousness of Yahweh with Him.
If you do not follow Christ's example, you are in error. How do you become righteous? “Just believing” is not enough, righteousness is achieved through obedience. Observing the divine laws and following the doctrine of The Way.
2Corinthian 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness (G1343- virtue) on the right hand and on the left,
2Corinthian 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting) with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Corinthian 9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; He hath given to the poor: His righteousness (G1343- integrity) remaineth for ever.
2Corinthian 9:10 Now He that ministereth (supplying) seed to the sower both minister (supply) bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting)😉
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Corinthian 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his (Satan's) ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness (G1343- virtue); whose end shall be according to their works.
Verses 12-15 Paul is warning us about false preachers. This applies today also, these also include the “innocent” preachers who are just repeating what they learned in seminary schools which usually don't teach scripture. They brainwash our well meaning pastors there with their 'doctrines of men'.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by the works of the law (the sacrificial rituals), but by the faith (allegiance) of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by the faith (allegiance) of Christ, and not by the works of the law (the rituals): for by the works of the law (the rituals) shall no flesh be justified (G1344- rendered righteous).
Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
We are still not to sin.
Works of the law is not the 10 commandments. They are ordinances. They are referring to the sacrificial rituals. Before Christ died, the Israelite priesthood performed sacrifice for the atonement of sin. When Christ died, He was the last sacrifice, and the reigning high priest. These rituals were to cease. Many Israelites did not understand this and wanted to continue the rituals. The Judaizers were agitating the people and saying that Paul was doing away with the law (rituals) and these people were upset about it. See Acts 21:18-26
The rituals themselves cannot justify. They are just a schoolmaster for us to learn from.
The allegiance with our Prince is our salvation (preservation).
The Pharisees wanted to keep the rituals because they could control the people.
Notice in verse 16 it reads 'faith of Christ', twice. We are not “saved” because we believe in a man named Jesus (Yahshua). We are preserved in this life because we believe AND follow in the faith OF Christ. What is the faith of Christ? Faith means allegiance, loyalty, copying the example of. Christ has the allegiance to Yahweh. He obeyed and followed the plan of God. If we believe in the faith of Christ, then we must emulate His example. “Just believing” is not enough.
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate (refuse) the grace (favor) of God: for if righteousness (G1343- justification) come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
If just following the rituals or the law saves us, then what do we need Christ for?
They are our schoolmaster for our learning and understanding. For growth. For our fulfilling our duty towards righteousness.
Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness (G1343- integrity, virtue, rightness in thinking and acting).
3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith (allegiance), the same are the children of Abraham.
Paul defined the faith of Abraham in Romans 4.
Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (G1344- render righteous) the heathen (nations of Jacob) through faith (allegiance), preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you shall all nations (of our race) be blessed.
Another deliberate mistranslation of the word 'nation' into heathen. The promises, laws and covenants were given to Abraham's seed. Abraham's descendants. Abraham's race. Abraham obeyed Yahweh and placed his son on the altar as a sacrifice to Yahweh, and still had faith in what Yahweh promised him. That he would be a father of many nations, meaning nations that came from Abraham's loins. This cannot be spiritualized, and you cannot add other races into this promise.
3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
This verse sounds like anyone is 'in' if they have 'faith', let's look at the Greek:
9 So those from faith are blessed along with the believing Abraham.
Those from faith. The context is Abraham's faith. From Abraham's faith, resulting in the promises made to him regarding his seed.
3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law (rituals) are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
(Deut 27:26, Jer 11:3) If you stay in the rituals then you are cursed. Christ freed us from the ritual obligations, don't continue in them.
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just (G1342- those observing the divine laws) shall live by faith (allegiance).
3:12 And the law is not of (from) faith: but, The man that doeth (practices) them shall live in them.
Doing the divine laws. Righteousness comes from obedience. Lev 18:5, Rom 10:5
Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness (G1343- justification) should have been by the law.
The law can preserve (save) us.
The purpose of law, which in itself is just and good, is to prevent the wrongdoer from harming others or himself. The law reveals condemnation, not salvation, it neither justifies the sinner, nor sanctifies the believer.
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law (rituals) was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by faith (allegiance).
Most of the Israelites didn't have faith or love for the law. They just went through the motions of the rituals insincerely. After a while, the Israelites lost their fear of Yahweh because they could just sacrifice an animal for their sin, and then sin some more.
3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster (rituals).
They no longer had the crutch of the rituals.
Again, 25 could read: But after that Christ is come, we are no longer under the ordinances of the rituals.
Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified (G1344- rendered) by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness (G1343- justification) by faith (allegiance).
The Greek clarifies:
2 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you should be circumcised, Christ will be of no advantage to you.
3 And I testify again to every man getting himself circumcised, that he is obligated to do the entire law.
4 You are left unemployed, apart from the Anointed (the group, the seed of Jacob). Those that in law are tested have fallen from favor,
5 For we in Spirit from faith anxiously await the expectation of justice.
6 In Christ Yahshua neither circumcision nor uncircumcision prevail at all, but faith acting through love.
Verse 3 is a reference to Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law (rituals) are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Christ's death lifted the ritual yoke. Daniel 9:27 And He (Christ) shall confirm the covenant with many (His fellow disciples) for one week (Holy Week): and in the midst of the week (reference to Christ's baptism and beginning of ministry) He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation (rituals) to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations He shall make it desolate (destroy), even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate (destroy). He's gonna take out the trash.
Verse 4 states that you can fall from grace (favor). “Once saved always saved?” No.
Also, you should be separated from your brethren if you don't accept His death and the fulfillment of the rituals by His death.
The people did not understand what had happened yet. They still relied on the sacrifices thinking that the rituals is what saved them. The apostles had to teach that those ordinances expired, along with the priesthood. The book of Acts records the transition from the ritual sacrifices to the spiritual sacrifices.
Ephesians 4:21 If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation (mode of life) the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Colossians 3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created Him:
This is baptism. Immersed in the knowledge and understanding of Him.
Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity, rightness in thinking and acting) and true holiness.
Shed 'the old man' (doctrine of men, society, ignorance), and put on 'the new man' (renewed with true knowledge and understanding).
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness (G1343- purity, integrity, virtue, doctrine of The Way) and truth;)
5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Prince.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world (society): but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
The “churches” teach tolerance, don't rock the boat or be controversial. Here, scripture demands that we rebuke unrighteousness. Does your “church” allow homosexuals, mixed races and marriages? Teaching of a Jewish Jesus? Eating pork?
Political correctness is public cowardice. If we don't rebuke sin, we are just as guilty.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Prince: for this is right (G1342- just, virtuous, observing the divine laws).
6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness (G1343- virtue, integrity, rightness of thinking and acting, doctrine of The Way);
6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith (allegiance), wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
See 'The Whole Armor of Yahweh' by Bertrand Comparet after chapter 6 of Ephesians in Scriptures Menu.
Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet (G1342- fit) for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace (favor).
They shared Paul's faith.
Paul is referring to his defending of the gospel in public in the Praetorium in Rome, on trial.
Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness (G1343- ), which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels (affection) of Jesus Christ.
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment (understanding);
1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
The Greek: 10 For you to examine those things that differ, in order that you would be pure and not stumbling unto the day of Christ.
Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness (G1343- integrity, virtue) which is in the law, blameless.
The Greek: 6 By zeal: persecuting the assembly. By righteousness that is in law: being blameless.
3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
7 The things that were gain to me, these I have regarded as loss on account of the Anointed (the group).
Paul as a Pharisee, thought he was doing right by persecuting the assemblies. Those he destroyed were a gain, but since his conversion, he now counts them for a loss among the 'saints'.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Paul was 'all in' when his eyes were opened.
3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency (prevailing) of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Prince: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win (gain) Christ,
Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness (G1343- virtue), which is of the law, but that which is through the faith (allegiance) of Christ, the righteousness (G1343- virtue) which is of God by faith (allegiance):
Only Christ had faith (allegiance). We must strive to attain the same allegiance (faith).
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just (G1342- virtuous), whatsoever things are pure (undefiled), whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
DO His example. Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers (imitators) together of me, and mark (consider) them which walk so as ye have us for an example.
Righteousness requires both doing and being.
Colossians 4:1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just (G1342- equitable, virtuous) and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
2Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet (deserving), because that your faith (allegiance) groweth exceedingly, and the charity (love) of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
1:4 So that we ourselves glory (boast) in you in the churches (assemblies) of God for your patience and faith (allegiance) in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
2Thessalonians 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous (G1342- just) judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
2Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing (G1342- just) with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Prince, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them (children of the Devil) that dwell on the earth?
And Christ speaking to the Edomite scribes and Pharisees:
Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation (race, seed of Satan).
1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Prince Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, (Rev 14:13, 1 Thes 4:16, Jude 14)
1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Prince Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
2Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Prince, and from the glory of His power;
It will not be beneficial to be unrighteous. It matters who and what we believe in.
1Timothy 1:5 Now the end (result) of the commandment is charity (love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: (Rom 13:8, Gal 5:14)
1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling (talking); (1 Tim 6:4,20)
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
Just because someone has knowledge does not mean they have truth. This goes for preachers today as well, who have been mentally inseminated with Judaized doctrine in seminary school, just like Paul when he was Saul, learning as a Pharisee.
1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; (Rom 7:12)
1Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man (G1342- just, virtuous), but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind (Homos), for menstealers (kidnappers), for liars, for perjured persons (falsely swearing, oath), and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
But the “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”. Well 30 years after the crucifixion, the scriptures are still enforcing the law. Only the sacrificial rituals were done.
1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified (G1344- rendered righteous) in the Spirit, seen of angels (messengers), preached unto the Gentiles (Nations of Israel), believed on in the world (society), received up into glory.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and tabernacled among us, (and we beheld His splendor, the glory as of the most beloved of the Father,) full of favor and truth.
1John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
Christ was the example. That example is our goal. Our path to righteousness.
1Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things (love of money, the world); and follow after righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way, integrity, virtue, rightness of thinking and acting), godliness, faith (allegiance), love, patience (endurance), meekness (humility).
2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way, rightness of thinking and acting), faith (allegiance), charity (love), peace, with them that call on the Prince out of a pure heart.
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way):
The Greek: 17 That the man of Yahweh would be perfect, having prepared himself for all good works.
The scriptures are beneficial for correction. That instructs us to examine the evidence. Come off auto pilot and see if true scripture backs up “church” doctrine.
2Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness (G1343- virtue), which the Prince, the righteous (G1342- just) judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Prince hath promised to them that love Him.
It doesn't say “escape temptation in the 'rapture' and miss the trial and be given life for just believing”.
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)
Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just (G1342- virtuous), holy (set apart), temperate (strong);
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness (G1343- virtue) which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved (preserved) us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit;
3:6 Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; (Ez 36:25)
Our preservation is because of the promises made to Abraham regarding his seed. Our preservation does not come from our works, our works is our duty, but our salvation is not because of us doing them, we are supposed to do them.
Titus 3:7 That being justified (G1344- rendered righteous) by His grace (favor, the promises), we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Our works are not what saves us, we are supposed to follow the divine laws and follow the doctrine of The Way. When we DO our duty, we are justified, rendered eligible to receive what is promised to us. We will NOT be saved if we do not DO our duty as heirs to the promises.
Hebrews 1:9 You hast loved righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way, virtue), and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, hath anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
Verse 9 in the Greek:
9 “You (Christ) have loved righteousness, and have hated lawlessness. For this reason Yahweh Your God has anointed You with an oil of exultation beyond Your companions.”
Hence our example of righteousness.
Hebrews 5:8 Though He (Christ) were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered;
5:9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation (deliverance) unto all them that obey Him;
Who is 'all them' that obey Him? Who was given the law, the world? No. The children of Israel.
5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Greek: 10 Being addressed by Yahweh a high priest “in accordance with the order of Melchisedec.”
5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.
Greek: 11 Concerning whom the account is lengthy for us and difficult in interpretation to speak, since you have been sluggish in hearing.
John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear (receive) them now.
2Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest (pervert), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world (society), but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world (society) of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation (conduct) of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Greek: 12 For even you are obliged to be teachers, because of the time. Again you have need of one to teach you from the beginning the many elements of the oracles of Yahweh; and have come having need of milk, not of solid food.
Paul is telling them that they have not grown in the knowledge of the word, so now he has to start from the beginning again.
Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful (inexperienced) in the word of righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way): for he is a babe.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
1Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use (habit) have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
Hebrews 7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
The high priest of righteousness, Melchisedec, who met Abraham would have been Nahor, his older brother.
Hebrews 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness (G1343- Preacher of the doctrine of The Way), and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like (being compared) unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Melchizedec is an office without a father, without descent, etc.
Paul is using Melchisedec as a model of Christ. David was this too. This is the role we should seek.
The King of Righteousness is the oldest living male in the line of Adam, Adam being the first preacher of righteousness. After Adam died it went to Seth. Then Enosh, Cainan, Mahlaleel, Jared, and Methuselah. Noah was the 10th patriarch, but the eighth preacher of righteousness because Enoch was taken by Yahweh and Methuselah outlived his son Lamech.
Abraham's older brother Nahor was the reigning preacher of righteousness of the time. Chapter 7 tells of Abraham paying tithes to Melchisedec.
So basically, we have the eldest living patriarchs in the days before Jacob as the high priests the preachers of righteousness. When Levi was born to Jacob, Yahweh appointed Levi and his children as the priestly tribe, this begun the Levitical priesthood. The priests were the ones who performed the ritual sacrifices for the atonement of sins. John the Baptist was a Levite and performed the last ritual on Yahshua Christ. Then the priesthood was done away with, because Christ was the last sacrifice, He is now and forever the reigning High Priest.
Hebrews 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances (G1345- establishement) of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
The ordinances were the deeds (works) of the rituals, performed by the Levitical priesthood. The earthly sanctuary is referring to the Temples built with hands. These were part of the Old Covenant. Our ancestors needed the sacrificial rituals because Christ did not come till much later.
9:8 The Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all (second veil) was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
The transition from the ritual laws and the earthly tabernacles, into the Holy Spirit inhabiting the new tabernacle, our bodies.
In other words, in the Old Covenant, the Levitical priesthood made atonement for the people as well as themselves. The New Covenant replaced the Old because Christ was the last atonement and now our High Priest. That's why the rituals ceased. Not the law and commandments.
9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present (the earthly tabernacle), in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
The law is for the unrighteous for correction. The promise overrules the law, but following the law makes you eligible to attain righteousness. The ritual works could not make anyone perfect. It was a temporary conciliation.
Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances (G1345- establishments, the schoolmaster), imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Hebrews 10:38 Now the just (G1342- the virtuous, those observing the divine laws) shall live by faith (allegiance): but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition (destruction); but of them that believe to the saving (preservation) of the soul (life).
So if the scriptures talk about the destruction of drawing back, or falling away from allegiance (faith), why do the “churches” lie to you and teach “once saved, always saved”? Because they do not observe the doctrine of The Way. They teach the doctrines of men.
Hebrews 11:4 By faith (allegiance) Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous (G1342- approved, virtuous, acceptable to God), God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead (slain) yet (still) speaketh.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith (allegiance) Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving (preservation) of his house; by the which he condemned the world (society), and became heir of the righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way) which is by faith (allegiance).
An 'heir of righteousness' is referring to the order of Melchizedec. After the flood, Noah became the 8th preacher of righteousness.
Hebrews 11:33 (The Prophets and Judges) Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way, virtue, integrity), obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting) unto them which are exercised (trained) thereby.
Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Deuteronomy 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Yahweh thy God chasteneth thee.
Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men (G1342- righteous, virtuous, observers of the divine laws) made perfect,
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear (quick to listen), slow to speak, slow to wrath (anger):
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
James 1:20 For the wrath (anger) of man worketh (accomplishes) not the righteousness (G1343- doctrine of The Way, rightness of thinking and acting) of God.
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified (G1344- deemed righteous) by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Abraham didn't “just believe”. He performed an act.
2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Hebrews 11:17 By faith (allegiance) Abraham, when he was tried (tested), offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten (most beloved) son,
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed (trusted) God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness (G1343- integrity, virtue): and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified (G1344- deemed righteous), and not by faith (belief) only.
James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot (inn keeper) justified (G1344- deemed righteous) by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting, virtue) is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Fruit is the product or result of righteousness. “Just believing” is not a product.
James 5:6 (Ye rich men) Ye have condemned and killed the just (G1342- virtuous); and he doth not resist (oppose) you.
5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Prince. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
'rain' is not in the older manuscripts in James.
Deuteronomy 11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know Yahweh: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
The latter and the former rain here must mean the OT and the NT.
In verse 7 James is talking about the early and later fruits of righteousness. Christ is the husbandman waiting for the works of the children of Israel (Us). The first fruits being the day of Pentecost, the latter being the reaping of the harvest at Judgment day.
5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Prince draweth nigh.
We should always conduct ourselves as true Christians, imitating Christ.
James 5:16 Confess (acknowledge) your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (G1342- one who observes the divine laws) availeth much.
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.
1Peter 2:24 Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way): by whose stripes ye were healed.
Christianity was called The Way in the OT. The Way is The Word of God. The Word is the Will or Plan of God. Christ followed The Way (Plan) and observed the divine laws which resulted in His death for us to have a Path to live and be preserved. Christ is the result of the Plan fulfilled. Life. Thus revealing the integrity Yahweh that He keeps His Word. All we have to do is “live unto the doctrine of The Way”. This is righteousness.
1Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Prince are over the righteous (G1342- those observing the divine laws), and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Prince is against them that do evil.
3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please Yahweh, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
1Peter 3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake (G1223- on account of G1343- the doctrine of The Way), happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
3:15 But sanctify the Prince Christ in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation (conduct) in Christ.
Sinners hate us when we refuse to join them.
3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
1Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just (G1342- guiltless) for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
If Christ sinned when He was in the flesh, He would not have been able to die for our sins.
He perfectly lived the doctrine of The Way. This is what we must strive to DO.
We can never be perfect in this flesh, but consciously, consistently, and sincerely striving to imitate the perfection that is Christ is one goal that is glorious even to fail. It is the effort He is looking for.
1Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian (an observer of the divine laws and follower of the The Way), let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify (honor) God on this behalf.
4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
If we are going to be judged, just imagine what is going to happen to the willfully disobedient.
1Peter 4:18 And if the righteous (G1342- those observing the divine laws) scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful (trustworthy) Creator.
Suffering for the world, the society, the doctrines of the denominational “churches”, the Jews and your own ways will be your shame and your doom. Ignorance is only bliss until Judgment Day arrives!
Suffering for The Way, the divine laws, the truth, your brethren and Yahweh will be your honor. Knowledge and understanding will put you in an acceptable position when Judgment Day arrives.
2Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith (allegiance) with us through the righteousness (G1343- integrity) of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
1:2 Grace (favor) and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Prince,
Knowledge and understanding of our Prince, our heritage, our duty. Not just “believing on Him”, but understanding, supporting, doing and following what He represents.
2Peter 1:13 Yea, I think it meet (G1342- equitable), as long as I am in this tabernacle (Paul referring to his body), to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
Equitable means, assigning to one or more what law or justice demands. It also means equal, distributing equal justice; giving each his due (which is what Yahweh does).
1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Prince Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
The 'cunningly devised fables' are a reference to the Judaism of the Jew Pharisees, the doctrines of men, and false teachers. Paul was reminding the people about the doctrine of The Way, observing the divine laws, and to beware of false teachers.
2Peter 2:5 And (Yahweh) spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth, a preacher of righteousness (G1343- Preacher of the doctrine of The Way), bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;
2Peter 2:7 And delivered just (G1342- virtuous) Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation (conduct) of the wicked:
2Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man (G1342- virtuous man) dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous (G1342- virtuous) soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2Peter 2:20 For if after they (we) have escaped the pollutions of the world (society) through the knowledge of the Prince and Saviour Jesus Christ, they (we) are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them (us) than the beginning.
2Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them (us) not to have known the way of righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way), than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Kinda blows apart this “once saved, always saved” theory.
2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
2Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness (G1343- rightness of thinking and acting).
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just (G1342- equitable) to forgive 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.
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 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous (G1342- approved, equitable, guiltless, holy-set apart):
1John 2:29 If ye know that He is righteous (G1342- approved), ye know that every one that doeth (practices) righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way) is born of Him.
Christ was approved because he practiced and fulfilled the doctrine of The Way.
Yahshua the Anointed was an Israelite of the sons of Jacob, as are we. His example is the model of practicing the doctrine of The Way of our family. This is our heritage and history.
The Jews are NOT Israelites of the sons of Jacob. They are Canaanites and Edomites of the sons of Cain and of Esau.
1John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth (practices) righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way) is righteous (G1342- approved, observing the divine laws), even as He (Christ) is righteous (G1342- approved, acceptable to Yahweh).
Christ didn't just do the will of Yahweh, as if it were a chore on a checklist, He 'practiced' it, His whole life.
3:8 He that committeth (practice) sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
The children of the Devil don't just commit sin, they 'practice' it.
Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; (see 39-43 too)
John 8:44 Ye (Edomite Pharisees) are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do (practice). He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
What are some of the 'practices' of children of darkness? Drugs, porn, gambling, Hollywood, Communism, Liberalism, denominational doctrine, Judaism, etc.
3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit (practice) sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
A 'seed' that remaineth is a seed that can still produce 'kind after kind'. This is a racial statement in verse 9. The race of Adam. The Hebrew word awdawm describes the white race.
If you are a pure seed, and practice righteousness, obviously you are born of Yahweh.
1John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth (practices) not righteousness (G1343- the doctrine of The Way) is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous (G1342- acceptable to Yahweh).
Revelation chapter 15 is a parenthesis.”I come as a thief” (Warning us that these events are taking place very shortly before the return of Yahshua the Christ)
Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels (messengers) having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
The glass sea mixed with fire represents the trials of this life, the “fire” which each of us must pass through. That this fire represents these earthly trials which we endure is evident at 1 Peter 1:3-10 and 1 Corinthians chapter 3:11-15.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are Your works, Yahweh God Almighty; just (G1342- equitable) and true are Your ways, You King of saints (sons of Jacob).
The song of Moses and the Lamb are the Old and New Covenants. (Ex 15:1)
Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear you, O Yahweh, and glorify Your name? for You only art holy: for all nations (of Adam) shall come and worship before You; for Your judgments (G1345- what is established) are made manifest.
These people are not the one hundred and forty-four thousand of chapters 7 and 14. Neither are they the innumerable multitude of chapter 7. Rather, they are a new multitude – those Israelites from among the Nations who in these last days have prevailed over the beast by not worshiping the beast. Meaning observed the divine laws and followed the doctrine of The Way.
Revelation 16:5 And I heard the angel (messenger) of the waters say, You art righteous (G1342- equitable), O Yahweh, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because You hast judged thus.
16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Worthy of vengeance.
Revelation 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Yahweh God Almighty, true and righteous (G1342- just, equitable) are Your judgments.
This is referring to all of the resulting wars stemming from humanism and the Jewish influence over Christianity and murdering of 60 million Christians by the Catholic Church during the Reformation.
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto Yahweh our God:
Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous (G1342- equitable, just) are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore (we Israelites), which did corrupt the earth with her (our) fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.
When we, our people, cheat on Yahweh with other gods, doctrines, practices, we are fornicating whores. Whores will be destroyed.
19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
Isaiah 34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for Yahweh God omnipotent reigneth. (Ez 1:24)
19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.
Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness (G1345- justification) of saints.
We are made ready by observing the divine laws, following The Way, and practicing our allegiance (faith) to our husband (Yahweh).
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness (G1343- integrity, equity, justice) He doth judge and make war.
Yahshua Christ returns as judge, jury and executioner.
Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous (G1342- observing the divine laws), let him be righteous (G1344- deemed righteous) still: and he that is holy (set apart to Yahweh, dedicated), let him be holy still.
Ezekiel 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house (people).
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
2Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Those that do not love and seek the truth are stiffnecked and deceived.
2Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Observe the divine laws.
Learn and follow the doctrine of The Way.
Seek righteousness so that you may stand approved and acceptable to Yahweh.
Live in allegiance to The Most High.