WORKS AND DEEDS
The “churches” teach that our works and deeds do not matter. That all you have to do is “just believe”.
Our works and deeds most certainly do matter.
This mortal life is our test. The purpose is to acknowledge, learn, and follow The Way. The Way is shown in our scriptures. The Bible is a book of the generations of our race starting with the man Adam. It is our history and our heritage. It teaches us what is expected of us.
Our works and deeds either defile and destroy us, or correct and preserve us.
When Yahshua Christ came, He demonstrated the works and deeds we are to imitate and showed us the example and model to follow.
The only way to enter the kingdom is to show ourselves worthy of the 'position of sons' through our acts, works, and deeds.
This study will reveal that “just believing” will get you nothing.
We must also DO!
We must gain knowledge and understanding.
Leviticus 5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
When we make an oath we are required to keep that oath. Yahweh will hold us to it.
When one makes an oath, to do evil or good, and then forget the oath, and later realize the result, we are held accountable. The works of the oath will not go unnoticed.
Deuteronomy 5:27 Go you near, and hear all that Yahweh our God shall say: and speak you unto us all that Yahweh our God shall speak unto you; and we will hear it, and do it.
The people feared Yahweh. Moses was their mediator. The context is the 10 commandments and the people said they would hear and do it. Doing is part of our works.
Deuteronomy 15:7 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brethren within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God giveth you, you shalt not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:
15:8 But you shalt open your hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you givest him nought; and he cry unto Yahweh against you, and it be sin unto you.
Deuteronomy 15:10 You shalt surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you givest unto him: because that for this thing Yahweh your God shall bless you in all your works, and in all that you puttest your hand unto.
15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shalt open your hand wide unto your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.
Providing for our brethren is part of our works. And we are blessed for it.
Deuteronomy 16:15 Seven days shalt you keep a solemn feast unto Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh shall choose: because Yahweh your God shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shalt surely rejoice.
Keeping the feasts are part of our heritage. Keep the feasts, receive increase, rejoice.
Deuteronomy 30:11 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off.
Deuteronomy 30:12 It is not in heaven, that you shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deuteronomy 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
But the “churches” teach that the law has been “done away with”. So people don't know the laws (including the food laws) and don't keep them.
30:14 But the word is very nigh unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you mayest do it.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith (allegiance) speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith (allegiance), which we preach;
30:15 See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;
15 If you wilt, to keep the commandments, and to perform acceptable faithfulness (allegiance).
16 He hath set fire and water before thee: stretch forth your hand unto whether you wilt.
17 Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall be given him.
30:16 In that I command you this day to love Yahweh your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you mayest live and multiply: and Yahweh your God shall bless you in the land whither you goest to possess it.
Ruth 2:11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that you hast done unto your mother in law since the death of your husband: and how you hast left your father and your mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which you knewest not heretofore.
Ruth 2:12 Yahweh recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of Yahweh God of Israel, under whose wings you art come to trust.
Yahweh rewards for works.
Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as Yahweh: for there is none beside You: neither is there any rock like our God.
2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for Yahweh is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions (deeds) are weighed (measured).
1Samuel 8:7 And Yahweh said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto you: for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
1Samuel 8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken Me, and served other gods, so do they also unto you.
Judges 10:13 Yet ye have forsaken Me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more.
Rejecting Yahweh and his messengers are works.
1Samuel 19:4 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against you, and because his works have been to you-ward very good:
David always treated Saul with respect.
2Samuel 3:39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: Yahweh shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
Those who do evil works are punished or destroyed.
1Kings 8:39 Then hear You in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart You knowest; (for You, even You only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
2Kings 22:17 Because they have forsaken Me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.
If we are punished for evil works, wouldn't we be rewarded for good works?
2Chronicles 20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because you hast joined yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh hath broken your works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
When we join with the wicked our works become wicked.
2Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him (Jehoiada) in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.
Jehoiada the priest did good works. He hid young prince Joash from Athaliah and served Yahweh and the house of Judah.
2Chronicles 32:30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
Hezekiah humbled himself and prayed to Yahweh for forgiveness. He was granted 15 years.
2Chronicles 34:25 Because they have forsaken Me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.
Because of King Josiah's righteousness, Yahweh gave him peace during his reign. But the people were still pagan worshipers and race mixers and Yahweh sent the Babylonians to punish them after Josiah died.
Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that You our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;
The Septuagint reads: 9:14 whereas we have repeatedly broken thy commandments, and intermarried with the people of the lands: be not very angry with us to our utter destruction, so that there should be no remnant or escaping one.
The deliverance in verse 13 is the deliverance from Babylonian captivity and a fresh start in a rebuilt Jerusalem. Yahweh purges us through punishment when we disobey.
Ezra 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my master, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
Ezra 10:4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.
When the remnant of the house of Judah returned from Babylonian captivity they returned to Yahweh, the law, and cast out the wives and children that were not Israelites. Yahweh demands exclusivity to Him and to our race.
Nehemiah 9:35 For they have not served You in their kingdom, and in Your great goodness that You gavest them, and in the large and fat land which You gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
The evil kings, priests and prophets also corrupted the people. The Babylonian captivity was the result of all their works.
Nehemiah 13:14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.
Nehemiah asks Yahweh to remember his good works.
Job 34:11 For the work of a man shall He render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
Job 34:25 Therefore He knoweth their works, and He overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
Psalm 14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool (wicked) hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
14:2 Yahweh looked down from heaven (the sky) upon the children of men (Adam), to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become (morally) filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
All these denominations and their “just believe” doctrine are ignorant fools. They lack true understanding and knowledge. It's all based on false doctrine and the result are abominable works. How can we do good when our “church” doctrine is based lies and deceit? The Jews are NOT Israel, they are descendants of Cain and of Esau. Judaism is NOT Christianity.
Psalm 15:1 A Psalm of David. YAHWEH, who shall abide in Your tabernacle (tent)? who shall dwell in Your holy hill?
Psalm 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh (performs) righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Verse 2 is the answer to the question in verse 1. Notice it is not “belief” that causes Yahweh to abide in you. It's your actions, your works.
Psalm 15:5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward (bribes) against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Our righteous works keep us grounded.
Psalm 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
17:5 Hold up my goings (steps) in Your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
The works of men are wicked. The doctrine of men is wicked. We must walk in Yahweh's paths.
Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them (the law) is Your servant warned: and in keeping of them (the law) there is great reward.
“Just believing” does not get us a reward.
Psalm 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours (actions): give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert (recompense).
Psalm 33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; He considereth all their works.
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalm 36:3 The words of his (the wicked's) mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in Yahweh, and do good; so shalt you dwell in the land, and verily you shalt be fed.
Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
Psalm 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
Psalm 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily He is a God that judgeth in the earth.
Psalm 91:8 Only with your eyes shalt you behold and see the reward (punishment) of the wicked.
Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
Polluted the holy seed by race mixing.
The Canaanites had many different gods, and child sacrifice was common to all of them. Rampant sexual conduct was also included, which resulted in the birth of half-breed children, thus polluting the holy seed of Israel with Canaanite blood. This was the mixed multitude which still exists today, and still claims to be Israel, but is not.
106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
Psalm 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
106:40 Therefore was the wrath of Yahweh kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred His own inheritance.
Psalm 125:4 Do good, O Yahweh, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
We must have discernment of that which is of Yahweh and that which is not.
Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
It's all about actions and works.
Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
We must understand what we believe in and practice.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works unto Yahweh, and your thoughts shall be established.
But the “churches” teach the thoughts of “just believe” and that our works don't matter.
One who has understanding sees that the “churches” teach the opposite of scripture.
Proverbs 24:12 If you sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth your soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to His works?
24:13 My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste:
24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto your soul: when you hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and your expectation shall not be cut off.
Without knowledge and understanding, how can there be a reward, how can you know what your expectation for your works are?
Proverbs 24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved (preserved): but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
No mention of “belief” saving you here. Only our actions and works will preserve us.
Proverbs 31:31 Give her (a virtuous woman) of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
We are not praised for “just believing”. We are praised for our works.
Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation (waywardness) of spirit.
1:15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
When we do not follow our spirit we are crooked and wanting.
Ecclesiastes 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
All the material gains of Solomon were vanity.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth your works.
Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of His glory.
3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Gay parades, pornography, gambling, mixed race marriages, we live in an open unrighteous society. The ideal society of Canaanite and Edomite Jews.
3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Ecclessiastes 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before Him:
Psalm 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Isaiah 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
The wicked will be punished for their deeds.
Isaiah 26:12 Yahweh, You wilt ordain peace for us: for You also hast wrought all our works in us.
Yahweh will render those who obey peace, and those who do not, destruction.
Isaiah 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from Yahweh, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Isaiah 57:12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.
Septuagint: 12 And I will declare thy righteousness, and thy sins, which shall not profit thee.
Isaiah 59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
Sin and false doctrine separate us from Yahweh.
Isaiah 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompence to His enemies; to the islands He will repay recompence.
When we sin we become adversaries to Yahweh.
Isaiah 62:11 Behold, Yahweh hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with Him, and his work before Him.
Isaiah 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see My glory.
Our works are what separate the sheep from the goats.
Jeremiah 1:16 And I will utter My judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken Me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
Jeremiah 4:22 For My people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish (unwise) children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
When we are blessed, we grow fat and lazy. We stray and our deeds become worse than the wicked's.
Jeremiah 7:13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith Yahweh, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
7:14 Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by My name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
7:15 And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim (House of Israel).
Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
The Septuagint: 23 If the Ethiopian shall change his skin, or the leopardess her spots, then shall ye be able to do good, having learnt evil.
13:24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
The original Ethiopians were white, descendants of Ham (Cush), as Ethiopian means 'sun burnt face'. They were early Greeks that colonized Ethiopia.
The Ethiopians at Jeremiah's time have become race mixed and today are only distinguished as blacks.
Verse 23 states that after we are accustomed to evil it's hard to turn back.
Jeremiah 17:10 I Yahweh search the heart, I try the reins (passion), even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Jeremiah 25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke Me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.
Jeremiah 25:7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto Me, saith Yahweh; that ye might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.
Jeremiah 25:14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for Your eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Jeremiah 44:8 In that ye provoke Me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
Jeremiah 48:7 For because you hast trusted in your works and in your treasures, you shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.
Jeremiah's time is no different than today. Our material lusts are other gods as well as all of the denominations and their teaching of a Jewish Jesus. These denominations are man's deviation from Yahweh. That's why we must study and return to the original scriptures, not all these altered revisions.
Ezekiel 6:6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
The works are the rituals and practices of pagan worship. We do the same thing today when we follow the man made doctrines of all the denominations. These works will be abolished, along with those that follow them.
Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith Yahweh GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
It matters what and who we believe in. It matters what and who we labor for.
Hosea 4:9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
They did not pursue the truth. They had the ability to do so, and they followed their political leaders and priests instead. So for their punishment, they lost their kingdom, and their descendants were put away from the polity of God. Now they have reconciliation in Christ, and so do we, however once again today we as a people have neglected to pursue the truth. Rather than read their Bibles, our people worship the Jews, because that is what is politically expedient – in order that the Jews maintain the world hegemony which they have acquired through their assumption of a false identity and their imposition of the usury banking system upon all Christendom. If our people would read their Bibles, they may realize that the Jews are really the antichrist, and they are the eternal enemies of God who today are posing themselves to be gods. For this reason, under Jewish control, the world has been plunged into all sorts of corruption and perversion. Thus is the essence of Mystery Babylon, and we empower it when we fail to pursue the will of our God, and instead we follow the political desires of men.
Hosea 12:2 Yahweh hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will He recompense him.
We see Judah is not out of scope, but that Yahweh would deal with Judah separately. The reference to Jacob is a reminder that all of Israel, Ephraim and Judah, would be punished for their iniquity.
Judah represents the southern kingdom and Ephraim the northern kingdom. Judah had the law and should have known better. Ephraim (northern kingdom of Israel) forgot the law because they did not return after captivity, they migrated elsewhere.
Amos 8:7 Yahweh hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
The judgment which Amos has pronounced upon Israel would not be repented of. Mercy would not be granted. The punishment shall be executed.
Hosea 8:13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of Mine offerings, and eat it; but Yahweh accepteth them not; now will He remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt (captivity).
Egypt is symbolic of captivity. It was the Assyrians that Yahweh used to punish Israel.
Obadiah 1:15 For the day of Yahweh is near upon all the heathen: as you hast done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head.
Obadiah is a prophecy against Edom. Esau is Edom. The Edomite Jews. The murderers of Christ. They are the seed of the enmity of Genesis 3:15. They are our enemies and their works are to destroy us. They lay the stumblingblocks of this test called mortal life.
Jonah 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil (punishment), that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.
It doesn't say He saw that they “believed”. He saw their works.
Micah 2:7 O you that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of Yahweh straitened? are these his doings? do not My words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
The punishment of Jacob was brought by his own doings. Yet even in captivity Israel was promised that upon seeking righteousness, God would be with them.
Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make you a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of My people.
From 1 Kings chapter 16:23-33 it is evident why Omri and his son Ahab were so odious to God.
Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees (dregs, of wine): that say in their heart, Yahweh will not do good, neither will He do evil.
They have become insolent in their prosperity.
So we can see in the Old Testament that works and deeds matter.
Our ancestors repeat the cycle of being blessed for obedience and cursed for disobedience.
The New Testament is no different. It is about the same laws, people and God. It is the fulfillment of the OT prophecies and the continuation of our heritage and history.
The “churches” teach that the OT was about the Jews and the NT replaces them with the “church” and “Gentiles”. This is false doctrine. The Jews are NOT Israel. The “church” is NOT the body, and the word Gentile is NOT defined as non-Israel. The Jews are Canaanites and Edomites. The “church” is apostate. And the word Gentile is a Latin word that only and simply means a nation or race of people. There are studies that demonstrate this.
The law was not “done away with”. Only the priestly rituals and ordinances expired and will be shown below. The “churches” make the mistake of confusing the law with the rituals.
Let's examine the NT. We will see that our works and deeds certainly do matter.
Mattthew 3:7 But when he (John) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation (race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
John was identifying the children of Cain and Esau. The race of vipers.
Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Thayer's Greek defines fruits as: 2) that which originates or comes from something, an effect, result
2a) work, act, deed
The Pharisees and Sadducees at the time were mostly Edomite Jews. They infiltrated and gained control of the Israelite priesthood by the time of Christ. That's why He said Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. John 8:44
Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Luke 3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
The Canaanite/Edomite tree is Evil, an evil tree cannot produce good fruit.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
The prophets were not “just believers” and did not go around teaching “just believe”. They stood for the law, their heritage, their people and their God. They were the shepherds that kept the flock close and nurtured them with knowledge and understanding. They taught obedience, repentance and love toward brethren. But they were reviled and persecuted, and some were killed. That's why Yahweh's elect is only a remnant. While everybody is “just believing”, the remnant is showing their works by doing.
Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
You can't glorify Yahweh by “just believing”, and waiting around to be “raptured”.
5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
The “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”. The only thing that was “done away with” were the Levitical rituals. Christ completed them.
5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Why would Christ, about to die shortly, be teaching to keep the law and then do away with them? He wouldn't be.
The commandments govern our deeds. If we follow them, our works are righteous. If we don't, our works are unrighteous. Unrighteousness will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
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.
Yahshua is talking about our personal Israelite enemies, this discourse being to and about the children of Israel. He is not talking about His enemies – the enemies of our God.
Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt not seek their (enemies of God) peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.
Psalm 139:19 Surely You wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly, and Your enemies take Your name in vain.
The Hebrew: 20 Because they speak of evil plans against You, and Your enemies lift themselves up falsely.
21 Do not I hate them, O YAHWEH, that hate You? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect (limitless) hatred: I count them mine (hated) enemies.
Christians must expect God to keep the enemies of Christ from us so long as we are willing to be obedient to His will. Yet they are not the subject here. Our personal Israelite enemies, those of our own race who wrong us, those we must be merciful towards as our Father is merciful to us. And we should be kind towards all Israelites, towards all Adamic men, and not only those who are our near kin or whom we happen to be acquainted with. We are to love our race. Our seed. The seed of Adam.
Alms-giving in the ancient world was with all certainty seen as a way of asking forgiveness from God for one's sins. However the alms-giving had to be without fanfare. If alms-giving was accompanied with fanfare, it was for the benefit of the giver, and not truly for the recipient, and therefore God will not reward it.
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 6:2 Therefore when you doest your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Christ takes a stab at the Jews who display this hypocrisy at the 'wailing wall'.
Matthew 6:3 But when you doest alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand doeth:
Matthew 6:4 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward you openly.
Matthew 6:5 And when you prayest, you shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew 6:6 But you, when you prayest, enter into your closet, and when you hast shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which seeth in secret shall reward you openly.
In 1 Samuel chapter 1, we see that Anna's prayer was answered when her lips moved, but she spoke it not, having prayed in her heart. Likewise, the prophet Daniel prayed alone in his room, and it was not necessarily his intention that he be seen through his window by his enemies, as it is related in Daniel chapter 6. Daniel and Anna, while seen by others, were both praying privately. The apostles often prayed together, but they prayed privately, and not to make a show in front of others. Christians who insist on public prayer, or that others must pray with them, are simply looking for a crutch. They want others to see how “pious” they are, that they may justify themselves. These are not good works.
Matthew 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew 6:17 But you, when you fastest, anoint your head, and wash your face;
Ruth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
Matthew 6:18 That you appear not unto men to fast, but unto your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward you openly.
Verses 16-18, again, we see that outward displays of piety are scorned.
Chapter 7 is about hypocritical judgment.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
7:21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Prince, Prince, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, Prince, Prince, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works?
7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
This is speaking about today's “churches”. Our enemy has infiltrated Christianity just like the enemy infiltrated the ancient priesthood at Christ's time. They have distorted our faith into their faith, which is Judaism. The “churches” do not teach what is in scripture. The fruits of following false doctrine are evil.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth (practices) them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Why would He choose a “believer” over a “doer”?
7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Matthew 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matthew 9:37 Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Matthew 9:38 Pray ye therefore the lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
In other words, Christ needed His apostles to share in the labor of spreading the Word of God, and He was about to send them out to do so, as we see in Matthew Chapter 10. This is also our duty today, to bring the truth, knowledge and understanding of our heritage to our race.
Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
At Mark 9:41 it is recorded that Christ said: “For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.” A cup of cold water was valued in the hot dry climate of Palestine, and was a sign in itself of the restoration of life, as Christ described Himself as living water to the Samaritan woman at the well in John chapter 4. We take care of the sheep by bringing them the living message. And we are rewarded accordingly. You can “believe” you'll win the lottery, but unless you do what is necessary to obtain the ticket you don't have a chance.
Matthew 11:21 Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 11:23 And you, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
How many times will you be warned before you suffer the same fate as those cities which refused the Word?
Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Materialistic, preferring the cares of this age, or society. How much time do you care to give Yahweh? Most give only 52 hours a year. There are 5840 awake hours a year. That's .008%.
1.6 hours a day is what would give 10% to Yahweh. And most would say that is too much, that they couldn't do it, hence unfruitful.
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.
The red text is Christ's words. So why do the “churches” teach that all you have to do is “just believe”?
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.
Matthew 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,
20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right 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 you here all the day idle?
20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
Matthew 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh (5pm) hour, they received every man a penny.
20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and you hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: didst not you agree with me for a penny?
20:14 Take that yours is, and go your way: I will give unto this last, even as unto you.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?
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. When we come to knowledge and understanding we are all labourers together. The body of The Anointed.
Matthew 21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
Matthew 21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
21:39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
21:40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? Matthew 21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is Yahweh's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Christ was talking to the chief priests, the Edomite Pharisees. They were Jews. The were in control of the priesthood and they perverted the laws of Moses into 'the doctrines of men'. Today it's called Judaism. They have fooled our fathers then and have deceived our people today. Judeo-Christianity is an oxymoron. The same as saying a Devil-Saint. The fruits of Judaism are evil.
Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples,
23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
The seat of Moses is the seat of authority in Judaea. Christ is warning his flock about the children of darkness who have infiltrated the priesthood.
Matthew 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
What we see in government today is modern Pharisaism, endless and burdensome regulations. And the government lifts not one finger in order to assist men attempting to comply with those regulations.
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Christ warned the children of Israel not to imitate the Jews.
Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Matthew 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
When Christ returns, He does not want to find a multi-racial group of “believers” sitting in their own pew that think they are “saved” by their own declaration, waiting to be “raptured” so they can escape the tribulation that scripture teaches we will all go through, and that they will be brought to a “mansion” in “heaven” where they are protected by a Jewish Jesus. No. Christ wants pure Adamic “doers” that know their heritage and practice the duties required of heirs of the kingdom. He wants to find us having knowledge and understanding of who we are and whose we are. He will know us by our works.
Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his own ability; and straightway took his journey.
25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his master's money.
25:19 After a long time the master of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Master, you deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.
25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Master, you deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
25:23 His master said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.
25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Master, I knew you that you art an hard man, reaping where you hast not sown, and gathering where you hast not strawed:
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: lo, there you hast that is your.
25:26 His master answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, you knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
25:27 You oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
“Just believing” is unprofitable. We must show and do works.
In Mark, Christ was being watched by the Jew Pharisees. He was about to heal a man.
Mark 3:4 And He saith unto them (the Pharisees), Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
Luke 6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
3:5 And when He had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
The Pharisees as well as the Herodians were Edomites, Jews, enemies of Christ.
Here Christ directly challenged the primary basis for the Pharisees' control over the lives of the people of Judaea: which was a regulatory control very much like the control that bureaucrats have over us in our own nations today. It is obvious that they hated Him for it.
Mark 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world (age), and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Those sown in the thorns: hearing the Word, the cares of this age and the deceit of riches and desires for the future entering in strangle the Word and it becomes fruitless. These people love the world more than they love God. They hear the Word, but they decline to live after the Word, because they would rather become wealthy in the world. These are today's “churches”.
Luke 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
The 'unthankful' is a reference to verse 27, your kinsmen enemies.
Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
The 'evil' is a reference to verse 30, those that take.
Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
Mercy applies to all His people, maybe your love towards your selfish kinsmen will show them your honor for Yahweh and He may be merciful and open their eyes.
Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
6:46 And why call ye Me, Prince, Prince, and do not the things which I say?
Luke 6:47 Whosoever cometh to Me, and heareth My sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Doeth- the Greek word is 'poieo'. It means to abide, commit, continue, exercise, practice.
6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Christ teaches us to DO, not to “just believe”.
The “just believe” doctrine of the “churches” is not built on a rock. How can a group of “believers” be stronger than a group of “doers”? How can a false Jewish Jesus “save” you? How can the kingdom be given to an ignorant people that lack knowledge and understanding?
They also teach that you “just have to have faith”. Faith is allegiance, loyalty, copying that which Christ did. He had the allegiance with the Father. We have yet to attain this. Belief and trust are just parts of faith. Faith is much better understood by it's true meaning, allegiance.
We don't “just believe” in America, we pledge allegiance to it.
Luke 8:21 And He answered and said unto them, My mother and My brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
We are all on the same level, only Christ is greater. Christ states that His kinsmen are those which hear and DO the word of God. If you don't, you are not considered His family.
Luke 12:16 And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Luke 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Luke 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you hast provided?
12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
All of the wealth we may amass will not do us any good when we die. These works are worthless. The works we are to perform must be for the edifying of our kinsman and the kingdom.
Luke 12:41 Then Peter said unto Him, Prince, speakest You this parable unto us, or even to all?
12:42 And the Prince said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
Luke 12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
12:46 The master of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
If Yahweh has enriched us, it is only that we may “give the allotment of grain at the proper time”, that we may be good stewards and in turn provide for our brethren. If He returns and finds us doing so, we shall have a great reward. If he finds us otherwise, then we have already had our reward!
Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Having this knowledge and not acting on it, we invite far more punishment upon ourselves than those who are ignorant.
His will is for us to love and teach our brethren The Way. Our works and duty is to maintain His will. To welcome and support righteousness and to cast out and be separate from unrighteousness. But the “churches” teach to be tolerant and to make peace with the unrighteous.
Luke 23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Even the criminal on the cross knew that his reward (death) is because of his deeds.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
People love what the 'churches” teach. The “churches” are just repeating and supporting the distortion that has been pulled over their eyes. False doctrine produces evil deeds. Yes, the “churches” have the appearance of godliness, but their doctrine is not based on scripture, it's foundation is built on lies and the perversion of scripture. This all started a few hundred years before Christ when the Jew Pharisees gained control of the priesthood and transformed Christianity into Judaism. Rat poison is 98% food and 2% poison. The result is death.
John 3:20 For every one that doeth (practices) evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (exposed).
John 3:21 But he that doeth (practices) truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in (engaged in) God.
John 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice,
John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Nothing here about “believers”. Simply, those that have done good will live and those that have done evil will have death.
John 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Free loaders. They followed Him to fill their bellies. They feel filled when they put in their hour every week at “church”.
6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for Him hath God the Father sealed (confirmed).
John 6:28 Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.
1John 3:23 And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Yahshua Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
The “churches” like to use verse 29 to say “see, all you have to do is just believe”. But they ignore the hundreds of verses that teach us to obey and follow His example. Christ gave us 2 great commandments. You shalt love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, You shalt love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
The law was not “done away with”. In fact, if we just obey the 2nd great commandment, loving our brethren, we obey all the law. These are works.
John 7:2 Now the Judaeans' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
John 7:3 His brethren therefore said unto Him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You doest.
7:4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If You do these things, shew Yourself to the world (society).
7:5 For neither did His brethren believe in Him.
These were Mary's other children, after Joseph, who evidently passed. They did not believe in Him and were challenging Him to prove Himself.
7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready.
John 7:7 The world (society) cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for My time is not yet full come.
Christ is our model, our example. He did works and deeds. “Believing” on or in Him requires the works and deeds that represent that belief in Him.
John 7:17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine (teaching), whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.
7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh His glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness (injustice) is in him.
7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
7:20 The people answered and said, You hast a devil (demon): who goeth about to kill thee?
Who's trying to kill you? Referring back to healing the lame at the pool on the Sabbath. The Edomite Jew Pharisees were trying to kill Christ. He was upsetting their religious authority.
Christ did His Father's will. We must also. This is not done by “just believing”.
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Judaeans which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed;
8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under favor.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
A servant is a worker, not a “believer”.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
The law still exists and we are to follow it, but if we 'practice' righteousness, then we are not under the law, we are blessed and highly favored.
After Christ said to the Israelite Judaeans... And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
8:33 They (the Edomite Pharisees) answered Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest You, Ye shall be made free?
Here, the Edomite Jews unwittingly gave themselves up. Because they are not Israelites.
The children of Israel were in bondage in Egypt, in bondage to the Assyrians, and to the Babylonians.
8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Commit also means to practice, as in continually.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Life in Christ is obedience and practice, not “just believing”.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Do good works and be free, do evil and be in bondage.
8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you.
Christ knows that the Edomites are Abraham's seed through Esau. But Esau was a race traitor and sold his birthright. He took Canaanite wives and his, as well as Cain's, seed was a mixed seed. A mixed seed is a broken cistern that cannot hold water. They had no part in the covenants and promises made to Jacob's seed. Neither does anyone else.
8:38 I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Christ Himself distinguishes between His Father Yahweh God and the Edomite Pharisee Jews father Satan.
John 8:39 They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Even though they are a mixed breed they still cling to Abraham as if it gives them any validity.
A mule can't claim that it is a pure bred, or GMO corn, natural.
Romans 2:28 For he is not a Judaean (Israelite), which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Judaean (Israelite), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
8:40 But now ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
The Jews, and the “churches” claim we are all God's children. Scripture tells a different story.
The Edomites are most certainly born of race mixing.
8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.
1John 5:1 Each believing that Yahshua is the Christ has been born from of Yahweh, and each loving He who engendered loves he having been engendered by Him.
8:43 Why do ye not understand My speech? because ye cannot (are not able to) hear My word.
8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. 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 (devices): for he is a liar, and the father of it.
The children of the devil do evil works. The children of God do good works.
John 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.
Again, these Edomites just don't get it, because they are not able to, they are not His sheep.
10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you.
The Jews are the ones teaching and claiming that they are Israel. And our people believe them!
Romans 9:6-8 Paul knew that there were Edomites living among Israelites in Judaea.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. Since not all those who are from Israel are those of Israel:
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:
10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
Following Christ is not done by “just believing”.
John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.
It's no different for us. Our works show whether the Father is in us.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.
Do the “churches” read verse 12?
Acts 1:18 Now this man (Judas) purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
Judas was a Jew. His works were known. Not only was he stealing money, he betrayed Christ and performed the deeds of his seedline. Genesis 3:15, the enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman, displayed throughout time and here also. We and Christ are of the seed of the woman and Adam. The Jews are of the seed of the serpent and Eve, hence Cain.
Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
Moses, Joshua and David were great examples of imitating Christ. Our deeds and works are how we answer the questions (stumblingblocks) of this test called mortal life.
Act 7:40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
This same thing is going on today. The original scriptures were distorted a few hundred years before Christ by the Jewish scribes and later on all the denominations sprang from that distortion. And every denomination rejoices in their own doctrine of man's version. The unlearned will not see it unless they examine for themselves with study and research. This is part of deeds and works. This is why the “just believers” are deceived.
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
Tabitha later died. Peter came and prayed for her and she arose. This is symbolic of our test.
Live obediently and in allegiance to Yahweh, be compassionate toward our brethren, seek knowledge and understanding, practice our heritage as our ancestors, and when we die Yahshua Messiah will raise us in incorruptible bodies.
Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Judaeans and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Grace means favor. This favor towards us comes from the promises Yahweh made to Abraham and his seed, through Isaac, Jacob and his 12 sons, whose descendants are the white nations of the world today. There is nothing we do for this favor, it's there because of the dedicating of Isaac on the altar. This is our free gift. It does not mean the law is “done away with”, and it does not mean we are “saved” or are guaranteed anything. It means that our seedline will always be numerous and exist, as the promises state. It also means that we are His elect, anointed, chosen, set apart, peculiar people. His lightbearers, His city on the hill. Israelites will be the administrative staff in the kingdom, hence elect. If we do not be, do, act, and practice our duty as an heir, how can we expect to be given the rewards for the works and deeds of an heir? Many Israelites with the same favor (grace) fell in the desert, in wars, in sickness, etc. We are protected when we have His favor (grace), and that protection comes from the acts (works and deeds) of showing that we are recognized as one having allegiance (faith) and worthy of His favor (grace). When we do nothing and/or sin, we do not have His favor (grace). We must continue in His favor by showing our allegiance.
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith (allegiance), and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
The “rapture” is a false doctrine. Verse 22 is one of many that disproves it. Again, the “churches” do not teach what the scriptures teach. Christ doesn't even speak of it.
Acts 19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
For all the verses the “churches” use that say “just believe”, here is one of hundreds that teaches that there is more. “Just believing” gets you NOTHING. Deeds back up beliefs!
On trial Paul was speaking to king Agrippa about his Damascus experience and about his duty.
Acts 26:18 To open their (the dispersed Israelites) eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith (allegiance) that is in Me.
The inheritance of the seed of Jacob which are set apart by allegiance in Christ. This is the gospel.
Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
Acts 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles (dispersed Israelites), that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
The word Gentiles is a stumblingblock. It is a Latin word that simply means a race or nation of people. It does not mean non-Israelite, this is a modern addition. The nations Paul was sent to by Christ are the nations of Israel (tribes of Jacob) that did not return to Judaea after the captivities, and instead migrated elsewhere, to Greece, Corinth, Galatia, west and north into Europe. They lost and forgot their heritage and God. They and the Israelites in Judaea are brethren. This is the reconciliation of the houses of Israel and Judah with Christ. Kinsmen, hence kinsman Redeemer.
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 of God;
Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8 But unto them that are contentious (intrigued by evil), and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Job 24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
2Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Prince Jesus Christ:
2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Judaean first, and also of the Greek;
2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Judaean first, and also to the Greek:
2:11 For there is no respect of persons (status in society) with God.
2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
2:14 For when the nations (dispersed of Israel), which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
In verses 14-15, the Nations (the dispersed of the 10 Northern tribes of Israel, which were also among the Greeks) did things contained in the law by nature, it was because of the law written on our hearts.
Chapter 3 is where the “churches” are in error.
It is confusing but with knowledge and understanding it is clear.
Context is important. Works/deeds are different than works/deeds of the law.
The tribe of Levi became established as the priestly tribe. The Levitical priesthood. Moses and Aaron were great grandsons of Levi. Aaron was older and was the high priest. Aaron and his sons performed the works and deeds of the priesthood, the rituals and ordinances and temple duties. The priesthood was the mediator of the people to God. When the people sinned, they brought animal and the priesthood performed the sacrificial rituals.
When Christ came, John the Baptist was the legitimate high priest and was sent...Malachi 3:3 And he (John) shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto Yahweh an offering (Christ) in righteousness. John was the last of the Levitical priesthood and Christ was the last sacrifice. The priesthood expired because now Christ Yahshua is our High Priest and mediator. As a result, the ritual works and deeds were “done away with”. These ordinances are now over. The law still remains. It is up to us to come before Christ and acknowledge, confess and repent of our sins. There is no one or priest that can do it for us. We must make the spiritual sacrifice to Him through allegiance (faith). We sin every day, it only makes sense to ask for forgiveness everyday. We are NOT “once saved always saved”. Saved/salvation means preserved/preservation. It is an ongoing thing.
Now let's observe and discern.
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Even when the sacrifices were performed, they alone did not save them. The rituals served as a schoolmaster and model for our ancestors, a foreshadow of things to come. Even when a sacrifice was made, that person still sinned afterward. They were constantly sacrificing and constantly sinning.
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith (allegiance) 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;
3:24 Being justified freely by His grace (favor) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith (allegiance) in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Only our past sins are forgiven at the cross. We must seek to walk in Christ's example always.
2Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things (knowledge) is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 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 by faith (allegiance) without the deeds of the law.
Faith (allegiance) does not void the law, it establishes it.
If the rituals (works) of the law saved a man then he could boast that it was because of his work of the law. Then what do we need Christ and obedience for?
Chapter 4 is the allegiance of Abraham.
The sacrifice of Isaac was a test. Yahweh knew he believed Him, but He wanted to see obedience in action.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works (rituals), he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Abraham trusted what Yahweh God promised him.
Romans 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 not (not performing rituals), but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works (rituals),
4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven (at the cross), and whose sins are covered.
The rituals did not make one righteous, declaring yourself “saved” does not make you righteous. What makes you righteous is your obedience and allegiance. Your practice. Your fruits.
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace (favor) may abound (be greater)?
6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
If you are not breaking the law, you are dead to the law. A righteous person does not need the law. The law is for the unrighteous.
Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
The original Greek is better: 15 For that which I perpetrate, I do not recognize; I do not practice that which I wish, rather I do that which I hate.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
16 But if I do that which I do not wish, I concede to the law that is virtuous.
Sooner or later, when you disobey, you will realize that the law is good.
17 Now then, no longer is it I perpetrating it, but the fault dwelling within me.
18 Therefore I know that good does not dwell in me, that is to say, in my flesh: indeed to be willing is present with me, but for me to achieve virtue, no.
Free will and temptation.
19 I do not wish that I practice good; but that I do not wish evil, this I practice.
20 But if that which I do not wish, this I do, no longer is it I perpetrating it, but the fault dwelling in me.
Romans 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
21 I find then the law which wishes me to practice virtue, because evil is present with me.
Our flesh drives us to do evil works, our spirit drives us to practice virtue.
Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Galatians 6:8 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.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation (conduct) the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Of the family, DNA, of Yahweh. Only the race of Adam are sons of God. The “churches” teach
that you become a son when you “believe”. Scripture states repeatedly that God's children are a seed, a race of the generations of Adam. To remain separate and pure. That's why there is genealogies and lineages, according to the flesh. God's children are the anglo-saxon nations of the world. The devil's children are the Jews and mixed races of the world.
Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works (sacrificial rituals), but of Him that calleth;)
This is referring to Jacob and Esau. Yahweh knew the purpose for these twins. He knew that Esau would be a race traitor and despise his birthright. He hated Esau. Yahweh had chosen Jacob to be the bearer of The Light. See, the line continues from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob and through his 12 sons, our fathers. Isn't learning about your heritage fun?
The last part of verse 11 is stating that Yahweh chose Abraham not because of works (ritual performance) but because of Abraham's righteousness and his allegiance (faith). He believed in Yahweh's promise. His allegiance was his works.
Paul was preaching that the rituals don't save you, Prince Yahshua and what He represents does. And besides, the transition of ending the ritual sacrifices was not understood yet. Christ was the last sacrifice. It took decades for the people to realize and accept this.
Romans 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, 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 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved (preserved).
10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Verses 1-3 describes the churches today. Don't get mad, get educated.
10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Greek is much clearer:
4 Indeed Christ is the fulfillment of the law for justice to each one that 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 which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Leviticus 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and My judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.
The context in the above verses are the commandments, not the rituals. Christ fulfilled the law by perfect obedience, that is why He was able to die for us. Had He sinned, He could not have died in our place. We owe Him our allegiance. We show our gratitude by our works.
Romans 11:6 And if by grace (favor), then is it no more of works (rituals): otherwise favor is no more favor. But if it be of works (rituals), then is it no more favor: otherwise work is no more work.
If we receive favor by rituals, than what good is favor if all we have to do is a ritual?
Yahweh wants obedience and righteousness, not empty rituals.
Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness: otherwise you also shalt be cut off.
1Corinthians 15:2 By which also ye are saved (preserved), if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
John 15:2 Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth (cleanse) it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Notice the word 'again'. Only something that was broken off can be graffed back to it's original. Remember, kind after kind. It's not “non-Israelite Gentiles” that are graffed in, it's the 'wild olives', those Israelites that needed to be reminded of their heritage.
Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 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.
One who wears armor is ready to do battle. Not to just stand there and “believe”.
1Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
1Corinthians 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
Paul is telling them to avoid “doubtful disputations”. Arguments that divide.
Each person has particular duties or gifts, when working together all are of one.
1Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
3:10 According to the grace (favor) of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
Paul founded the assemblies in Corinth.
3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
1Corinthians 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
Anything built without Christ will be consumed. This life, our works and actions will either stand or fall, depending on our faith (allegiance) with Christ.
1Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Prince's death till He come.
“Church”, correctly the assembly, is not a social event. You can be social in other settings. Assembling is about teaching, learning, studying and worshiping Yahweh.
11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Prince, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Prince.
11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (unapproved)
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Prince's body.
'unworthily' means unfit. You have to know what you are doing and why it is done. Not just going through the motions, but understand the purpose, meaning, and reason to partake in communion. Those approved are those that are of the race of Adam. Those with the Spirit (DNA) given by Yahweh, and act accordingly.
11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
He promises us health if we obey.
Everyone is on pills, or has health issues, do you think this is just by chance? Or maybe there is something to this obeying thing.
Here are just some examples:
Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve Yahweh your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Micah 6:13 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.
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, but sinners to repentance.
Without striving to follow His example, we are vulnerable to disease. When we strive for righteousness, He can dwell within us and keep us healthy. Our works and deeds matter.
1Corinthians 14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified (built up).
14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
Paul is thankful that Yahweh blessed him with the ability to speak Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
14:19 Yet in the church (assembly) I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Jibberish is useless. Only fools speak in tongues. Yahweh's messengers have the gift of understanding and interpretation, not the ability to be seen and not understood.
1Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Prince, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Prince.
Abound-excelling, remaining, increasing, in the SAME work of the Prince. His example.
Labor is NOT referring to “just believing”.
1Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Prince, as I also do.
Paul is vouching for Timothy, telling the Corinthians to trust him.
2Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration (service) of the spirit be rather glorious (honorable)?
3:9 For if the ministration (service) of condemnation be glory (honor), much more doth the ministration (service) of righteousness exceed in glory (honor).
Death is the sentence of disobedience. Receive honor by righteousness service.
2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
But I thought the law was “done away with” and all we have to do is “just believe”?
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Paul chastened the Corinthians for their fornication and acceptance of it in 1 Corinthians. His sermon by that letter had a good affect. They repented.
2Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Cleansing process, the whole community was cleansed.
7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
If they did not take action then God might NOT appear unto them. We have to be separate from ungodliness. The “churches” today teach tolerance, but the scriptures teach intolerance.
7:13 Therefore we were comforted (encouraged) in your comfort (encouragement): yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him (Titus) of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
2Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
If the law was “done away with”, why then, after the death of Christ, are the apostles still preaching obedience and repentance? “Church” doctrine is not scripture.
2Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace (favor) abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Is “just believing” considered work?
Paul is teaching that if you give to others sincerely, Yahweh will give to you.
9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; He hath given to the poor: His righteousness remaineth for ever.
2Corinthians 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;)
Righteousness is following the law. If you love your brethren, which is the context here, you are following all the laws. By loving our brethren, we are doing exactly everything Yahweh wants us to.
In chapter 10, Paul defends his ministry. If you are of the 'called', your actions will show.
2Corinthians 10:11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
Talk the talk, walk the walk.
2Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing (humbling) myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
Paul did not charge money nor accepted money.
11:8 I robbed other churches (assemblies), taking wages (provisions) of them, to do you service.
The Macedonians contributed money to Paul to visit the other assemblies.
11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion (a pretext) from them which desire occasion (a pretext); that wherein they glory (boast), they may be found even as we.
This verse is rhetorical. Paul has to state it. The context is taking money.
The false apostles are taking money, Paul isn't.
11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
Acts 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law (sacrificial rituals): to whom we gave no such commandment:
11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.
12-16 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 don't teach scripture. They brainwash our well meaning pastors there with their 'doctrines of men'. The enemies of Christ are in control of every facet of our society.
2Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
12:13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches (assemblies), except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
Paul was being sarcastic. They would have been offended if he did not accept their gratuity.
Below in Galatians, the rituals are again the context.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law (rituals), but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law (rituals): for by the works of the law (rituals) shall no flesh be justified.
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.
Romans 1:17 The righteousness of Yahweh is revealed in them from trust in faith (allegiance); just as it is written, But the just will live by faith (allegiance).
The function of the ritual law.
Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians (and “churches”), who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Don't you understand His death yet?
Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law (rituals), or by the hearing of faith (truth)?
The Judaizers, false brethren, the Jews were teaching that you were saved by the rituals.
3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
3:4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
If you don't understand His death, you accomplish nothing.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience (endurance), that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
2John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought (engaged in), but that we receive a full reward.
Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law (rituals), or by the hearing of faith (truth)?
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.
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.
(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.
3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith (allegiance).
Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of (from) faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Doing the law. Righteousness comes from obedience. Lev 18:5, Rom 10:5
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication (race mixing, incest), uncleanness (physically or morally), lasciviousness (lust),
5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft (medication, pharmacy, drugs), hatred (hostility), variance (contention), emulations (rivalry, jealousy), wrath, strife (provoke), seditions (disunion, subvert faith), heresies (sects, denominations),
5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings (rioting), and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
If the works of the flesh keep you out of the kingdom, then the works of the spirit must allow you in. If the kingdom is full of “just believers”, where do all the “doers” go?
In chapter 6, the context of the rituals is no longer the subject. Now Paul is talking about general living among each other.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual (of the Spirit), restore such an one in the spirit of meekness (humility); considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted (tested).
Be humble in correction of your brethren and don't impose to the point of division.
6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Verse 2 is a rhetorical question. It's referring to the ego in verse 1.
2 Should you bear one another's burdens, and in that manner fulfill the law of the Anointed?
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
6:3 For if a man think himself to be something (ego), when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove (scrutinize) his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
Is Paul saying in verse 2 that we should bear each others burden and here in verse 5 that every man should bear his own burden? No.
Providing for your brethren is different than paying for his sins.
6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
6 He who is being instructed in the word must share in all good things with he who is teaching.
6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Job 13:9 Is it good that He should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock Him?
6:8 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.
Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Sowing of the Spirit is keeping the law.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Don't be weary in “just believing”. Oh wait, it said 'doing', and 'reaping' from 'doing'. So much for “just believe and be saved”.
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
A household is a family. The family (seed, DNA, posterity) of the faith. The faith of Abraham. Abraham had allegiance with Yahweh, not by “just belief” but by his actions. So did Christ. So must we. Faith is allegiance. Allegiance is loyalty, loyalty comes by action and example.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
There is nothing we do for this favor (grace). It is a free gift from Yahweh because of the promises made to Abraham and his seed, our kinsmen.
Grace means favor. Saved means preserved. These are the gifts of this mortal life that deliver us if we have allegiance to Yahweh and His laws and will.
2:8 For by favor (from the promises made to Abraham's seed) are you preserved through your allegiance.
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works (rituals), lest any man should boast.
If we gained grace (favor) because of works (rituals), then we could boast that we saved ourselves. Paul is not saying the law or good works are not needed, but simply that they put you into position to receive the favor (grace).
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
The scriptures don't teach to “just believe”, they teach that we have a duty and a heritage as sons of God and that we walk in them and do them, hence works and deeds. Allegiance.
Ephesians 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.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
1Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
Ephesians 6:6 Not with eyeservice (lip service), as menpleasers (ass kissers); but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Ephesians 6:7 With good will doing service, as to the Prince, and not to men:
6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Prince, whether he be bond or free.
Scripture clearly teaches that we must show our good works toward the edification of our brethren and the kingdom. And we are rewarded for it. It says nothing about rewarding “just believers”.
Scripture clearly does not teach the “church” doctrine of personal salvation and “just believe”.
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
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 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory (honor) and praise of God.
“Just believing” does not produce fruits of righteousness. Performing the necessary actions for that fruit to grow will show the fruits of righteousness.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
The Greek: 13 For it is Yahweh who is operating in you, both to desire and to work for that approval.
“Just believing” doesn't cut it.
His will is that we understand our test and know His will, to desire and work for the approval of our works and deeds, doing it. Just like a parent teaching a child a lesson.
Philippians 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 the example. Imitate the model Christ showed us. Paul did it and this is what he taught. Imitating Christ's example is part of works and deeds.
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
What is His will?
Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Prince unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Seeking knowledge and understanding are part of works and deeds.
Colossians 1:21 And you (dispersed of Israel), that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
1:22 yet now hath He reconciled, in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable (void of offense) in His sight:
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith (allegiance) grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creation which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Paul is saying stay grounded in the OT and settled in the gospel that has been circulating since the crucifixion. (Luke 1:1-4)
The dispersed of Israel were those Israelites that did not return to Judaea after captivity. They were alienated and enemies to Yahweh because they were pagans, they forgot their heritage and who they were. When Christ died, He died for the children of Israel, both those in Judaea that returned from captivity (the house of Judah) and those that didn't return (the dispersed house of Israel). Hence, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. We Israelites are the people (kinsman) Christ came and died for. The bride and the groom are of the same race. Kind after kind.
Chapter 3 is about the Christian life.
Life is not lived by “just believing”.
Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
The apostate, lost Israelite man, the old man who walked corruptly.
3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him:
Shed your “church” knowledge and renew your Spirit knowledge. These corrections and restorations of scripture are presented to show how opposite the teachings of the “churches” are compared to what scripture says. O brethren of Israel, I pray your eyes are opening.
Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Prince you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Prince Christ.
The Greek is more accurate: 24 Knowing that from the Prince you shall recover the return of the inheritance, the Anointed Prince you serve.
The promises of inheritance were given only to Israel, the seed of Abraham.
If you 'receive a reward', the reward was not something you already had beforehand.
The Greek word where the KJV has receive is G618, apolambano.
Apolambano in a nutshell means recovering what was due, promised or lost. In obedience, we are returned to our rightful place. Rejoined to our inheritance, by Yahweh's promise to Abraham, in the Kingdom.
Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3 At the same time praying also for us, in order that Yahweh would create an opportunity for the Word, for us to speak of the mystery of the Anointed, for which I have been bound.
The KJV has Christ, where above, the Greek has anointed. Christ isn't a mystery. The people are a mystery. Isaac was dedicated on the altar and anointed. His seed through Jacob are the anointed seed. They (we) forgot who they (we) were (are). When we have the knowledge of this truth, and Yahweh opens a door of opportunity to teach our people this truth, this is part of our works and deeds. Hence Paul in prison for bringing the truth to them.
1Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Prince Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
The word 'faith' means 'allegiance', loyalty, fidelity (to match or copy).
Verse 3 is teaching us that we must work at our allegiance to Christ by copying (imitating) His example.
1Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
10 And to await His Son from the heavens, whom He has raised from the dead: Yahshua, who is protecting us from the coming wrath.
Again, the Greek reveals mistakes in the KJV translation.
Wait means to stay, the sense is to stop.
This would support, “just believe” and wait for the “rapture”. Our ticket is punched.
Await means to stay, continue, to remain or hold. To be ready for.
This would support, remain in allegiance (faith) by imitating Christ's example, so being preserved (saved) we may come through the fire of His return to reign here on earth with Him.
1Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Prince Jesus, that as you have received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more.
Walking is different than “just believing”.
2Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power:
Faith means allegiance. When we are called, how do we fulfill His good pleasure and works of allegiance? How does “just believing” make you counted worthy?
2Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Scripture teaches to do more than “just believe”.
2Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded (instructed) you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
3:12 Now them that are such we command (instruct) and exhort by our Prince Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
The disorderly should mind their own business. If they don't want to work and want to “just believe”, let them.
2Thessalonians 3:13 But you, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
Disorderly is defined as, deviating from the prescribed order or rule, irregularly (morally).
Scripture teaches that belief without works is a deviation from the will of Yahweh and therefore one would be considered morally irregular. No wonder they like to sit in their own pew “just believing” on Sunday.
1Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to life everlasting.
The pattern of a sinner and the acknowledgment and understanding of it along with the allegiance (faith) of imitating Christ's example. Paul knows he did wrong to the children of Israel, his own kinsmen. But with obedience and a show of allegiance we can obtain mercy and forgiveness.
1Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
1Timothy 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Good works are also the example we set. A woman can dress like a materialistic whore, or modest and humble.
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shalt both save yourself, and them that hear you.
We are preserved when we obey the scriptures and continue our heritage. These are works.
1Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
Piety is reverence, respect. Requite is recompense, give back.
If children are to act respectful and give back good manners to their parents, why would it be any different for our actions toward Yahweh? These are works.
1Timothy 5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore (60) years old, having been the wife of one man,
1Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
The community should support the elder widows. They were mature and had life experience and done good deeds, they should be rewarded.
1Timothy 5:18 For the scripture saith, You shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
It's only fair the ox should get to eat as well. The symbolism is everywhere. If we work, we are rewarded. Works matter.
1Timothy 5:24 Some men's sins are open (manifest, obvious) beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
1Timothy 5:25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
All works will not go unnoticed. No works will not go unnoticed.
1Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Sounds like works are needed to achieve eternal life.
2Timothy 1:9 (Yahweh) Who hath saved (preserved) us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace (favor), which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Although we must work towards the kingdom, performing works do not make anyone a child of God's, we are born children of God's. Race + Grace.
Works is a reference to the rituals of the law, the sacrificial ordinances. These ended when Christ died.
1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
The gospel is the message to our people that reminds us who we are, whose we are, our heritage and the promises and covenants made to us. Performing the rituals was not our calling, our works and deeds show that we understand our calling and prove our allegiance.
2Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace (favor) that is in Christ Jesus.
2:2 And the things that you hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
“Just believe”? We must fight the good fight for our Redeemer. (1 Tim 1:18)
2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
4 No one being a soldier, entangled in the matters of this life, in that way would please he who enrolled him as a soldier.
1Corinthians 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
The mastery of worldly things is for nothing. The mastery of heavenly things is everything.
A soldier is supposed to fight the good fight. These are works.
2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
5 And if also a man contends for anything, he is not awarded if he does not compete lawfully.
2Timothy 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
Follow, obey, strive and work, partake of the fruits.
2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Going to “church” is not studying. Believing what your “preacher” says is not studying. You can go to “church” and listen to your “preacher” all you want, but check the scriptures and use a concordance and other study tools to discern if what you are receiving is truth according to scripture. You may not see it yet, but the “churches” are not following scripture.
2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Is it godly to worship a Jewish Jesus of the race of vipers? To seek “personal salvation” instead of loving your brethren and building the kingdom? To “just believe” and declare that “your saved” already? To tolerate homosexuals and mixed races in the assemblies? To eat pork and other unclean animals? To not even know and use the name of our God and our Savior?
2Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
2Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these (vessels of destruction), he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
The great house is the family of Yahweh. The vessels of honor (mercy) are the children of Jacob/Israel. The vessels of dishonor (destruction) are the children of Esau/Edom.
We are to remain separate from these vessels and their works.
The children of destruction are running our society. Our society is no longer Christian. Yahweh demands we do not partake in their immorality. This is part of works.
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
The Greek: 17 That the man of Yahweh would be perfect, having prepared himself for all good works.
Defense of the faith. This is by works, not “just believing”.
2Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Prince Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom;
4:2 Preach (proclaim) the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine (instruction).
4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure (maintain) sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears (tickling the ear);
4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Referring to today's “churches”. Happy meal messages and love, love, love, “just believe”, and the “rapture”. It sure sounds great. “Just believe” and be taken out of here before the fit hits the shan. Christ wasn't “raptured”. He went through tribulation and now look at Him. Immortal. His example is our path.
2Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.
An evangelist brings the truth to our people. Not like those liars and deceivers on TV.
2Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Prince reward him according to his works:
Alexander was a blasphemer. Paul cast him out of the congregation. These are part of works. When we put those who sin out of our company, congregation, or society and let the children of darkness (the Adversary) deal with them, they will suffer from refusing to follow the Christian Way. It might even bring them to repentance. For what communion has light with darkness?
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
The children of Israel are a pure seed, undefiled, unmixed. That's why Yahweh demands us to be not unequally yoked with the unclean. Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau, both took strange wives and their posterity is not pure. They are a mix of Hittites, Arabs, and Mongolian blood.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
By their fruits and works they are known. Who owns the media, banks, government, churches and hollywood? The Jews. Who denies Christ? The Jews. What do the works of our society show? That the devil's children are running society!
Titus 2:7 In all things shewing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Nehemiah 5:9 Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?
We must be above shame and disgrace, and apart from such things. Then the enemy will have nothing to say against us. Our works show us uncorrupted and honorable.
Titus 2:14 Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
If you “just believe”, then you are not zealous to do good works, to repent of iniquity, or to be peculiar to Him.
'Peculiar' means 'one's own', special, beyond. Belonging to a nation, system or other thing, and not to others. Exclusive property; that which belongs to a person in exclusion of others.
The seed of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob are this peculiar people. Notice the word might in verse 14. Being zealous of our duty (good works) will make that might a will.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit;
Christ did not come for the righteous, He died so that we can be forgiven, cleansed and renewed. So we may continue in His word with our works.
3:7 In order that being justified in that favor we would become heirs in accordance with the hope of eternal life.
Let's break it down:
7 In order that being justified in that favor- the favor to Abraham's seed for his dedication of Isaac and for believing in what Yahweh promised.
we would become heirs- being obedient children, we would then be placed into position of son, now being eligible for the inheritance of the promise.
in accordance with the hope of eternal life.- concerning the confidence, anticipation, and expectation, from being obedient, of eternal life
Only the seed of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob are heirs to the kingdom.
The “churches” teach that anybody who “believes” becomes an heir, or a saint.
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
“Believe” AND maintain good works.
Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Why do the “churches” emphasize “just believe”?
Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.
Are we done with our work here yet? No. We have yet to enter into His rest.
We must maintain our good works until the day we die.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection (fulfillment); not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works (sacrificial rituals), and of faith toward God,
Christ admonished the Pharisees over the minor details and leaving the greater questions of morality untouched.
The rituals of the law had become more important than the law itself, or the meaning of the law.
6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world (age) to come, (the Kingdom)
6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them (the rituals) again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
Referring to the unlearned, Paul was teaching that the rituals were done away with. To keep practicing them is to deny the sacrifice of our Prince. It must be understood that the sacrifices did not stop immediately after Christ died. Most people did not even understand what just happened. It took some time for the apostles to teach that the priesthood and rituals expired.
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers (imitators) of them who through faith (allegiance) and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
How much clearer can scripture be?
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Dead works, the rituals. Christ was the fulfillment of the rituals, they were not needed anymore.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke (stimulate) unto love and to good works:
This verse is not saying to encourage “just believing”, but love and imitation of Christ's example.
10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner (habit) of some is; but exhorting (encouraging) one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine (teaching) and fellowship, and in breaking of bread (communion), and in prayers.
We should encourage each other to be better Christians. These are works.
10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Numbers 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously (arrogantly, defiantly), whether he be born in the land, or a stranger (sojourning kinsmen), the same reproacheth Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from among His people.
2Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world (society) through the knowledge of the Prince and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Why don't the “churches” see that by these scriptures we are not “once saved, always saved”?
How can you be “saved” already if your not dead yet? You didn't complete and pass this test called mortal life yet!
Don't believe the lies of the adversaries that have deceived the “churches”. Believe the scriptures.
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
10:36 For ye have need of patience (endurance), that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
We must endure this test, doing the will of God, and if those works were worthy, at His coming ye might recover the promise.
'receive' is 'recover' in the manuscripts. The universalists deliberately changed this word to support their doctrine that the promises made to Abraham's seed applies to any and everyone. The original reading, 'recover' shows that it only applies to those who once had the promises, those being the children of Israel. This error was also demonstrated above in Col 3:4.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
The Greek: 16 But be not forgetful of beneficence and of sharing, for with such sacrifices Yahweh is well pleased. (Rom 12:13, 2 Cor 9:12)
These are works.
Hebrews 13:21 (May Yahweh) Make you perfect (restored) in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
We are restored when we do His will. Doing is works.
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving (defrauding) your own selves.
James 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
The Greek: 23 Because if one is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing the appearance of his race in a mirror,
When we hear and don't do, we are just like the heathen and the other races.
'Natural'. The definition means: descent, origin, source, nativity, race. The Greek word is 'genesis'. What is Genesis, but the origin of the generations of Adam. This Bible is written by, to, for and about the race of Adam, which by the way, Adam in Hebrew means, ruddy, to show blood in the face, fair. What race of people is this describing?
'Natural' is a noun in Greek. The KJV changed it from a noun to an adjective.
1:24 For he beholdeth (observes) himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner (sort) of man he was.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
James understood and taught that we must continue in works.
James 2:14 What doth it profit (benefit), my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
The “churches” teach you, “Yes”. Who will you put your trust in, the “churches” or scripture?
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
It cannot be separated. Why don't the “churches” teach the same thing that scripture does?
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, You hast faith, and I have works: shew me your faith without your works, and I will shew you my faith by my works.
Works are the product of faith.
How can you show your works if you “just believe”? Yahweh wants doers with action.
2:19 You believest that there is one God; you doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Devils “believe” just like the “churches” “believe”. Devils have no good works to show for, neither do those who “just believe”. Not much difference between the two is there?
James 2:20 But wilt you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified (deemed righteous) by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
James 2:22 Seest you 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,
2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed (accounted) unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified (deemed righteous), and not by faith only.
James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the inn keeper justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
So you can follow your “church” and “just believe”, or you can follow scripture and have faith (allegiance) AND works (imitating Christ's example).
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation (conduct) his works with meekness of wisdom.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Fruit is the product of righteousness. A belief is not a product.
Chapter 4 is speaking on a national level.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
We are being punished as a nation because we know better, but still sin. And allow sin.
The scriptures teach against unrighteousness. This would include homos and mixed couples in church. Allowing evil in our society, agreeing with what the “churches” teach and not searching the scriptures to verify. Allowing tolerance instead of casting evil out.
Silence in a court of law is acceptance.
1Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation (elect race), a royal priesthood, an holy (set apart) nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:
How do you show someone praises? By your belief or by your works?
1Peter 2:12 Having your conversation (conduct) honest among the nations: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
If you were in court and evildoers were against you, would your beliefs be your witness, or your works?
1Peter 3:11 Let him eschew (turn away from) evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
3:12 For the eyes of Yahweh are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of Yahweh is against them that do evil.
2Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Prince Jesus Christ.
John 15:2 Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth (cleanse) it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
“Just believing” does not bear fruit. With knowledge and understanding we have a source for the growth of good fruit.
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies (destructive systems of philosophy), even denying the Prince that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
It matters who and what we worship. It matters that we know our history and heritage. It matters what we teach and learn. The foundation of our works matter.
2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of (blasphemed).
Since the 1800's and the Scoffield Bible, the idea that the Jews are Israel has been force fed to us. To take a misinformed preachers word for it and worship a Jewish Jesus is BLASPHEMY!
2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
This is talking about televangelists. The gospel is not for sale.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Prince Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. WOW!
2:4 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;
2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world (society) 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;
2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation (conduct) of the wicked:
2Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds😉
Just as the righteous are rewarded for their deeds, the unrighteous will be rewarded with destruction. Those that are not separated from the ungodly will perish with them.
2Peter 3:9 The Prince is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness (delay); but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Peter 3:10 But the day of the Prince will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Some manuscripts have 'burned up', the older ones have 'discovered'. Either way the works of ungodliness will be known and destroyed.
1John 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
What have we heard from the beginning? The Old Testament, the prophecies and promises. The laws and our heritage. The Word was in the beginning. Word in Greek is logos, meaning the plan. The plan started in the OT and became flesh in the NT. Christ. Christ did the works of the plan. So must we.
2:25 And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
To know with understanding. “Just believing” is not knowing with understanding, if you truly understood, you would not be “just believing”.
1John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He (Christ) is righteous.
Christ didn't just do the will of Yahweh, as if it were a chore on a checklist, He 'practiced' it, His whole life. These are works.
1John 3:8 He that committeth 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. These are works.
1John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one (the devil), and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
1John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
But the “churches” teach to “just believe”!
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
This is talking about you pork eating antinomians (law deniers)!
2John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought (ministered), but that we receive a full reward.
1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
“Just believing” in the doctrine of Christ get's you nothing. You must 'practice' His doctrine.
1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
2John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Tolerance is allowing the evil to remain. The “churches” teach tolerance. They teach you to make peace with evil.
3John 1:9 I wrote unto the church (assembly): but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
Diotrephes was obviously not righteous. He may have been an Edomite infiltrator.
3John 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the assembly.
3John 1:11 Beloved, follow (imitate) not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
If you imitate evil, you are not different than evil.
Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jude 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
All deeds will either be punished or rewarded.
Revelation 2:2 I know your works, and your labour, and your patience, and how you canst not bear them which are evil: and you hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
The context is the age, era or time of the assembly age of Ephesus. This was from 30-100AD.
Represents the earliest assemblies when it was free from serious persecution.
Praised for loyalty to Yahshua the Messiah’s teachings. False teachers were expelled.
Criticized because “you hast left your first love.” Meaning time passed, Christ didn’t return, things went from bad to worse and they lost their first enthusiasm.
Christianity became perverted by Judaism and false teachers and the Catholic Church sprang up.
The works of the early Christians set the foundation for Christianity. Unfortunately the Jews works of perverting it into Judaism has polluted our doctrine and scriptures. This is why we must search and study the original scriptures, not all these revisions.
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence you art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your lampstand out of it's place, except you repent.
Revelation 2:6 But this you hast, that you hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Nicolaitans means people conquerors. Here are the beginnings of a class of people who didn’t consider themselves teachers of Yahweh’s Word, but made themselves lords over the congregation.
Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Smyrna was the next age. The time was around 64-313 AD. A time of serious persecution. Christians were praised for standing fast through the terrible persecution.
The word Jew is an incorrect and deliberate substitute for the word Judah or Judaean.
The Jews are not Israel, they are Canaanites and Edomites. They say they are Judahites and are not.
Those Israelite Christians maintained their works through this time of tribulation, and were praised for it.
The Jews were maintaining their blasphemy and installing their Judaism. Judaism is not Christianity.
Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and you holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
The age of Pergamos was around 330-604AD. This was the time when Christianity was being married to paganism via the Catholic church.
“Antipas...my faithful martyr” -representing a group or class. These were the martyrs who were martyred for resisting the increasing power of the Pope.
The Pope took over, as part of his title he called himself “the holy father”.
In efforts to build up converts rapidly, the Catholic church adopted pagan holidays, rituals, and gods now under the title of saints.
Partial Christianity, but at the same time corrupted by a partial paganism creeping in.
Those who maintained the truth were praised for their works.
Revelation 2:19 I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.
The age of Thyatira was 604-1517 AD. The Dark Ages, lack of knowledge, Papal domination.
By 604 AD the power of the Pope was as high a degree as it got, and carry to until the starting date of the Protestant reformation in 1517 AD.
-In this period, many pagan and unscriptural doctrines carried into the true doctrine along with pagan holidays and ceremonies, hence Christmas and Easter.
It is apparent in verse 20, that Jezebel is the model whore, as Yahshua describes her. This is a fitting analogy. When Israel plays the harlot, the nation is eaten by metaphoric dogs. Catholicism is a pagan religion and with it comes fornication and race-mixing.
The Reformation gets started in the 1300's.
Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the assemblies shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins (minds) and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Referring to her in verse 22, the name Jezebel is used as epithet.
All through the ages, it has been the Edomite Jew who has been the promoter of the integration and mixing of the races, and this is even by their own admission, for they are proud of it.
Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Overcome, keep His works (by doing them) until the end, receive reward.
Not “just believe” and escape in the “rapture” before the end.
Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the assembly in Sardis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you hast a name that you livest, and art dead.
Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen (establish) the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect (completed) before God.
3:3 Remember therefore how you hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shalt not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shalt not know what hour I will come upon you.
3:4 You hast a few names (people) even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy.
Your garment is your skin color, your race. Do not defile your race with one from another.
3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels (messengers).
The age of Sardis was 1517-1789 AD. During the Middle Ages, all institutions, political and religious suffered corruption.
Few tried to uphold and bring reform. Many were condemned as heretics and burned.
Revelation 3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.
The age of Philadelphia was 1550-1850 AD.
An open door invites the ability to read and understand. Put yourself in position to be led to that door.
This age was also when true Israel regathered here in America and built this nation under Yahweh. Philadelphia means brotherly love.
Revelation 3:15 I know your works, that you art neither cold nor hot: I would you wert cold or hot.
This is the age we are in now. 1850-PRESENT. Time period predicted by Paul, don’t rock the boat, don’t offend the enemy. Toleration.
Today’s “churches” consider themselves rich. Yet they are not rich in Yahweh. They participate in a perversion of true doctrine.
Laodicea is from the Greek words laos and dikaios. Yet it may be shown that dikaios was understood in the Greek mind as being that which is deemed righteous by man, as opposed to another word, hosios, which denoted that which was deemed righteous by the gods, or rather by God.
Therefore the word may be interpreted here as denoting a self-righteous people, and thus the message fits the name of the assembly. The people are neither hot nor cold: they know the Gospel of God and claim to be Christians, but they care not for His will or His works.
Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, unholy, etc.
-Up to this point, the prophesy of the Book of Revelation had been concerning the stages of the Assembly.
Now we turn to prophecy of general world history, from John’s time on to the end.
Chapter 9 deals with the 1ST WOE.
Saracen invasion-1/3 of breakup of Roman Empire. (southerly third)
Deals with the Arabs and Mohammedanism and conversion by the sword.
Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
The Catholics paganized Christianity, by transferring the ancient pagan gods and goddesses into the false conception of “saints”, thereby actually worshipping demons, and by their idolatry in the making of statues representing these things. The anti-Christian practices of pharmakeia – the use of drugs, and fornication – which is race-mixing, were also prevalent in Byzantium and Rome.
The punishment for these works came with the Arab invasions.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Prince from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
The use of the phrase “from now on” (henceforth) indicates that there is still a lot of history left in this last age, and it also supports the statement made in these comments above at verses 6 and 7, that this chapter is setting the stage for the last period in the history of this present age. If one dies a Christian in this time, one will indeed be rewarded for one's faith – and rewarded whether one is conscious of it or not, since Christianity is much more than a simple profession. It is a way of life which many of us live regardless of our confession – since the laws of our God are written on our hearts.
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
How often do we hear “why does God permit things to be so?” Or “what kind of God would allow such a thing?” Humanism has replaced God because God is considered to be unfair.
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
It is evident, that the current world system, the illusion of security in consumerism, humanism, and global mercantilism, shall come crashing down upon those who worship the beast. Those people of God who do not worship the beast system, they should attempt to separate themselves from it so that when it does crash, they do not suffer its punishments.
Revelation 18:14 And the fruits that your soul lusted after are departed from you, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from you, and you shalt find them no more at all.
Global commerce comes to an end, merchandise worthless.
Mystery Babylon, the international mercantile system of debt, credit, and free trade set up by the internationalist Jew. The kings of the earth have compromised the stability of their own nations in order to commit fornication – or open their borders – so that the beast may thrive, hoping to enjoy the benefits of its false prosperity.
A parallel can be found in ancient history. Ancient Tyre was a city of Israel, as both Josephus and the Septuagint manuscripts profess, and history proves, and it too was a great city of international commercial, complete with cosmopolitan attitudes and Canaanite merchants. Ezekiel chapter 27:2-35 is a lamentation for Tyre.
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
This describes the final judgment of God. All those written into the Book of Life shall live, and all others shall be cast into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits (12 tribes), and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of Yahweh; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For Yahweh knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Scripture is undeniable. The “church's” doctrine is full of holes.
We have examined hundreds of verses that clearly show that our works and deeds are necessary.
As children of God, we have a duty and a purpose. “Just believing” fulfills none of it!
Below are just some verses from the Apocryphal literature, which is also valid Israelite literature, and shows the same theme and truths.
The apocrypha is not touched by the “churches” because it reveals even more truth that the “churches” deny and ignore.
Wisdom 3:15 For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisdom shall never fall away.
Wisdom 10:17 Rendered to the righteous a reward of their labours, guided them in a marvellous way, and was unto them for a cover by day, and a light of stars in the night season;
Sirach 16:12 As His mercy is great, so is His correction also: He judgeth a man according to his works.
Sirach 17:19 Therefore all their works are as the sun before Him, and His eyes are continually upon their ways.
Sirach 32:19 Till He have rendered to every man according to his deeds, and to the works of men according to their devices; till He have judged the cause of His people, and made them to rejoice in His mercy.
Sirach 39:19 The works of all flesh are before Him, and nothing can be hid from His eyes.
II Esdras 8:33 For the righteous, who have many works laid up with you, shall receive their reward in consequence of their own deeds.
The forgiveness we got at Calvary was not based on earning, but what's coming at the Judgment will be earned.
II Esdras 13:23 He who brings the peril at that time will Himself protect those who fall into peril, who have works and have faith (has allegiance) in the Almighty. Praise Yahweh!
II Esdras 16:54 Behold, Yahweh knows all the works of men, their imaginations and their thoughts and their hearts.
63 Surely He knows your imaginations and what you think in your hearts! Woe to those who sin and want to hide their sins!
64 Because Yahweh will strictly examine all their works, and will make a public spectacle of all of you.
65 And when your sins come out before men, you shall be put to shame; and your own iniquities shall stand as your accusers in that day.
66 What will you do? Or how will you hide your sins before Yahweh and His angels?
67 Behold, Yahweh is the judge, fear Him! Cease from your sins, and forget your iniquities, never to commit them again; so Yahweh will lead you forth and deliver you from all tribulation.
Enoch 1:9 And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones
To execute judgment upon all,
And to destroy all the ungodly:
And to convict all flesh
Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed,
And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
Enoch 10:15 And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because 16 they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear: and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth' shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore.
The plant of righteousness is a reference to Noah.
Enoch 45:1 And this is the second Parable concerning those who deny the name of the dwelling of the holy ones and Yahweh of Spirits.
2 And into the heaven they shall not ascend,
And on the earth they shall not come:
Such shall be the lot of the sinners
Who have denied the name of Yahweh of Spirits,
Who are thus preserved for the day of suffering and tribulation.
3 On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory
And shall try their works,
And their places of rest shall be innumerable.
And their souls shall grow strong within them when they see Mine Elect Ones,
And those who have called upon My glorious name:
4 Then will I cause Mine Elect One to dwell among them.
And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal blessing and light
5 And I will transform the earth and make it a blessing:
And I will cause Mine elect ones to dwell upon it:
But the sinners and evil-doers shall not set foot thereon.
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
The Glorification and Victory of the Righteous: the Repentance of the Nations.
Enoch 50:1 And in those days a change shall take place for the holy and elect,
And the light of days shall abide upon them,
And glory and honour shall turn to the holy,
2 On the day of affliction on which evil shall have been treasured up against the sinners.
And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of Yahweh of Spirits:
And He will cause the others to witness (this)
That they may repent
And forgo the works of their hands.
3 They shall have no honour through the name of Yahweh of Spirits,
Yet through His name shall they be saved,
And Yahweh of Spirits will have compassion on them,
For His compassion is great.
4 And He is righteous also in His judgment,
And in the presence of His glory unrighteousness also shall not maintain itself:
At His judgment the unrepentant shall perish before Him.
5 And from henceforth I will have no mercy on them, saith Yahweh of Spirits.
Angels go off to measure Paradise: the judgment of the Righteous by the Elect One: the Praise of the Elect One and of God.
Enoch 61:1 And I saw in those days how long cords were given to those angels, and they took to themselves wings and flew, and they went towards the north. 2 And I asked the angel, saying unto him: ' Why have those (angels) taken these cords and gone off ? ' And he said unto me: ' They have gone to measure.'
3 And the angel who went with me said unto me:
' These shall bring the measures of the righteous,
And the ropes of the righteous to the righteous,
That they may stay themselves on the name of Yahweh of Spirits for ever and ever.
4 The elect shall begin to dwell with the elect,
And those are the measures which shall be given to faith
And which shall strengthen righteousness.
5 And these measures shall reveal all the secrets of the depths of the earth,
And those who have been destroyed by the desert,
And those who have been devoured by the beasts,
And those who have been devoured by the fish of the sea,
That they may return and stay themselves
On the day of the Elect One;
For none shall be destroyed before Yahweh of Spirits,
And none can be destroyed.
6 And all who dwell above in the heaven received a command and power and one voice and one light like unto fire.
7 And that One (with) their first words they blessed,
And extolled and lauded with wisdom,
And they were wise in utterance and in the spirit of life.
8 And Yahweh of Spirits placed the Elect one on the throne of glory.
And He shall judge all the works of the holy above in the heaven,
And in the balance shall their deeds be weighed
9 And when He shall lift up his countenance
To judge their secret ways according to the word of the name of Yahweh of Spirits,
And their path according to the way of the righteous judgment of Yahweh of Spirits,
Then shall they all with one voice speak and bless,
And glorify and extol and sanctify the name of Yahweh of Spirits.
10 And He will summon all the host of the heavens, and all the holy ones above, and the host of God, the Cherubic, Seraphin and Ophannin, and all the angels of power, and all the angels of principalities, and the Elect One, and the other powers on the earth (and) over the water On that day shall raise one voice, and bless and glorify and exalt in the spirit of faith, and in the spirit of wisdom, and in the spirit of patience, and in the spirit of mercy, and in the spirit of judgment and of peace, and in the spirit of goodness, and shall all say with one voice: " Blessed is He, and may the name of Yahweh of Spirits be blessed for ever and ever."
12 All who sleep not above in heaven shall bless Him:
All the holy ones who are in heaven shall bless Him,
And all the elect who dwell in the garden of life:
And every spirit of light who is able to bless, and glorify, and extol, and hallow Thy blessed name,
And all flesh shall beyond measure glorify and bless Thy name for ever and ever.
13 For great is the mercy of Yahweh of Spirits, and He is long-suffering,
And all His works and all that He has created He has revealed to the righteous and elect
In the name of Yahweh of Spirits.
Terrors of the Day of judgment: the adverse Fortunes of the Righteous on the Earth.
Enoch 102:1 In those days when He hath brought a grievous fire upon you,
Whither will ye flee, and where will ye find deliverance ?
And when He launches forth His Word against you Will you not be affrighted and fear ?
2 And all the luminaries shall be affrighted with great fear,
And all the earth shall be affrighted and tremble and be alarmed.
3 And all the angels shall execute their commandst
And (the wicked) shall seek to hide themselves from the presence of the Great Glory,
And the children of earth shall tremble and quake;
And ye sinners shall be cursed for ever,
And ye shall have no peace.
4 Fear ye not, ye souls of the righteous,
And be hopeful ye that have died in righteousness.
5 And grieve not if your soul into Sheol has descended in grief,
And that in your life your body fared not according to your goodness,
But wait for the day of the judgment of sinners
And for the day of cursing and chastisement.
6 And yet when ye die the sinners speak over you:
" As we die, so die the righteous,
And what benefit do they (the righteous) reap for their deeds ?
7 Behold, even as we, so do they die in grief and darkness,
And what have they more than we ?
From henceforth we are equal.
8 And what will they receive and what will they see for ever ?
Behold, they too have died,
And henceforth for ever shall they see no light."
9 I tell you, ye sinners, ye are content to eat and drink, and rob and sin, and strip men naked, and 10 acquire wealth and see good days. Have ye seen the righteous how their end falls out, that no manner 11 of violence is found in them till their death ? " Nevertheless they perished and became as though they had not been, and their spirits descended into Sheol in tribulation."
Enoch 103:1 Now, therefore, I swear to you, the righteous, by the glory of the Great and Honoured and 2 Mighty One in dominion, and by His greatness I swear to you.
I know a mystery
And have read the heavenly tablets,
And have seen the holy books,
And have found written therein and inscribed regarding them:
3 That all goodness and joy and glory are prepared for them,
And written down for the spirits of those who have died in righteousness,
And that manifold good shall be given to you in recompense for your labours,
And that your lot is abundantly beyond the lot of the living.
4 And the spirits of you who have died in righteousness shall live and rejoice,