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"Master, will there only be a few people saved?"  (Luke 13:23)

Someone once asked the Savior, “Lord, will there only be a few people saved” to which the Messiah answered “Strive to enter at the Narrow Gate, for many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be able to" (Luke 13:23-24).... 

"Many will say to Me on that day, ' Lord, Lord,...and then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me you who practice LAWLESSNESS" (Matt 7:22-23)  - read more

The Heavenly Father's Name

Exo 3:15  Elohim, furthermore, said to Moses, "Yahuweh, ....' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.

Did you know that the Heavenly Father put His Name in His book, the Bible, over 6,823 times? Why is it than that most people that read the Bible, Jew and Christian alike, never heard of the Almighty's Name? Is it important that you know the heavenly Fathe's Name? You be the judge Click here to read the articles and view the video.

Psa 83:18 That they may know that You alone, whose name is Yahuweh, Are the Most High over all the earth.

Isa 52:6 "Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.'"

       Mal 3:16 Then those who feared Yahuweh spoke to one another, and Yahuweh gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear Yahuweh and who esteem His name.

       Mat 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

       Rom 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "for this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate my power in you and that My Name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth."

Did you know that the name 'Jesus' doesn't appear in the 1611 KJV Bible, not one single time!

Of course I'm not referring to the King James Bible used today, which is roughly the 25th revision of the original 1611 version. I'm referring to the original 1611 KJV.The name Jesus IS NOT in there one single time. Why? Read on to find the answer.

Are you aware that the letter “J” did not exist in any language on the face of the  earth until the year 1520 A.D, and it did not come into popular use for roughly another 100 years. Consequently when the 1611 KJV was written the letter 'J' did not appear in it, not one single time.. Let me repeat that, “the original 1611 King James Bible does not contain the letter 'J' not even one time. If the letter 'J' didn't exist until the year 1520, and was never used in the 1611 King James Bible, than how could the Messiah's name have been pronounce “Jesus”? The answer is “it wasn't”. The One who died for the sins of Israel was never called by the name 'Jesus', nor did he or anyone else in his day ever hear the name 'Jesus'. Why? Because the name 'Jesus' would not have existed for roughly another 1,500 years. With that being the case then what name was Peter talking about when he said

Act 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved

If the name 'Jesus' did not exist when Peter made this statement then what is the name by which we must be saved? For the answer as to what name it is that we must call on to be saved  click here.

               The Rapture

Who will be taken and Who will be left

The answer is almost sure to shock you - "click here"

"I said YOU are gods"  John 10:34

Who are these "gods" that the Messiah is referring to?

When the Jews accused the Messiah of claiming to be God he quoted Psalm 82:6 and asked the question "If He, that is the Heavenly Father Yahuweh, called them, that is the judges of Israel, gods then why do you accuse me of blasphemy for saying that I am the Son of God?"

Most Christians are unaware of the fact that along with the judges of Israel being called 'gods' the angels, Moses, and Samuel the prophet are also referred to as 'gods' in the Bible. How is that possible when Yahuweh Himself tells us that "there is no God but Me" (Isaiah 43:10)?   "click here"  to find out the answer to this very important question.

        The Trinity  -  Really?

 

With billions of Christians believing in a Triune god, that is a 3 in 1 god known as the  "Trinity" one would think that the Trinity is talked about throughout the entire Bible, and yet the fact is that such terms as "the Trinity", 'god the Son', 'god the Holy Spirit' or the 1st and 2nd persons of anything, are never mentioned in the Bible, not one single time. Why is that? Click here for the answer.

What 'must' we believe about the Messiah !

Please turn in your Bble to the passage where we're asked to believe that the Messiah Yahoshua is the 'god/man'. 
 Can't  find it?  How about the passage that tells us that the Messiah is the 2nd person of the Triune godhead?  You say that's not there either?  How about the passage that calls Messiah "god the son". No, again that term is never found in the Bible. Surely the word "Trinity" is on every page of the Bible. What's that, the word "Trinity" is never mentioned in the Bible! How is that possible?  The fact is you're not going to find any of those phrases ever mentioned in the Bible and yet such terms are used by a majority of Christianity today.

If such terms as god/man, god the son. or the 2nd person of the Triune godhead or Trinity are never mentioned in the Bible then what exactly are we told to believe about the Messiah Yahoshua? In this article we'll be taking a look at everything the Bible tells us about the Messiah and what it is we MUST believe about Him in order to be saved.  To view the article "click here".  

 

What did the Savior mean by "I came to fulfill the Law" Matt 5:17-19

In Matt 5:17-19, the Savior could not have made it any plainer when He stated that not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law until heaven and earth pass away. And yet Satan, through his ministers today (2 Cor 11:13-15), has people completely twisting the words of the Messiah into saying just the opposite of what the Master said.

Mat 5:17 Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

Mat 5:18 For truly I say unto you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished

Mat 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. (NASV)

In the past I've heard ministers quote these very passages and then go on to explain that what the Savior actually meant when he said he came to 'fulfill' the Law, was that in his 'fulfilling' it, he put an end to it, or did away with it. In other words because he obeyed the Law, or fulfilled it, we no longer have to. He brought the law to an end.

Could this possible be what He meant by the word 'fulfill?' In order to show that word 'fulfill' could not possibly mean to "destroy" or "put an end to," we'll read verse 17 again and substitute the term, 'fulfill,' with the words "do way with", and see if the verse becomes any clearer.

Verse 17, Think not that I am come to destroy the law, ... I am not come to destroy, but to 'do away with' the Law.

The very thing that the Messiah is telling us not to do, that is, "Do not think" that He came to destroy or do away with the Law, is the very thing that Satan has so many people today believing. And they use the “Hard Sayings of Paul” to try to promote this 'No Law' concept. And because of the carnal or fleshly nature of man, there are many people who are very eager to embrace such an unscriptural doctrine as Salvation 'without' obedience.

Verse 18, For verily I say unto you, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter of stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

To the honest individual, it should be clear that 'heaven and earth' have NOT passed away yet, therefore according to the Messiah, NOTHING, not the smallest letter, has at this time, been done away with from the Almighty's Law.

Notice closely the word 'all' in verse 18. Some 'ministers' say that since the Messiah fulfilled, or accomplished 'all' the law, he did away with it and therefore no one else has to obey it. But is that true? Did the Messiah obey or accomplish "all" of the Law. This statement my sound shocking to some but the answer is "no", he did not 'fulfill' or obey "all" the law. As a matter of fact he didn't even fulfill half of the commandments contained within the Law. I'll explain why I say that below in "613 Commandments - "Did the Messiah obey them all"?

Back to Matthew verse 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.

Who is going to be called 'great in the Kingdom?' It's the one that keeps the Heavenly Father's Law, and teaches others to do the same.

Do you believe that, you who think the Law has been done away with? Will those that are teaching others the need to obey the Law be called great in the kingdom of Heaven? Then where will you be that are telling people it no longer has to be obeyed? (See Matthew 7:21-23).

Those that break, or don't keep even the least of the commandments and teach others to do the same will not be "in" the Kingdom, but they'll be called least "by" those in the Kingdom of heaven".

This word in Matt 5:19 which is translated "in" could have just as easily been translated "by." Meaning those that will not even keep the least of the commandments will be called least "by" those in the Kingdom of Heaven".

You see the 'little' sinners will not inherit the kingdom, but rather it will be those that "are in" the kingdom, the ones who are walking as the Messiah walked, that will be looking down on these people who could not even keep the "least of the commandments" and referring to them as the "least among men."

Matthew 5:19, Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least by the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great by the kingdom of heaven.

Does it really make sense to anyone that someone "teaching men" to break the commandments is going to be "in the kingdom"? As our beloved brother Paul likes to say, "Yahuweh forbid!"

The Messiah died to set us free from sin, that is "all" sin, even the so-called little ones. (Gal 5:21; 2 Tim 2:19; Tit 2:14; 1 John 3:5-9)

(Here are a few of the dozens of times the word translated "in" in Matt 5:19 is used as "by" Mat 5:34; 5:35; 5:36; 12:24; 12:27; 12:28; 14:13; 17:21; 21:27; 23:21; 23:22)

Did the Messiah obey "all" of the Law? The answer will surprise you.

A 12th century Rabbi, named, Moshe Ben Maimonides, also know by the acronym, Rambam, is usually credited with dividing the Torah, the 5 books of Moses, into 613 commandments, 248 positive commandments "thou shall," and 365 negative commandments, "thou shall not." (actually the Torah, the Law, was broken down into 613 commandments prior to the Rambam)

The statement is often made, and correctly so I might add, that "no one can keep 'all' the commandments". And the fact is that "no one was ever expected to keep all the commandments."

Let me to explain.

Most of the 613 commandments, well over half of them, apply directly and specifically to the Levitical priesthood. Laws pertaining to the Temple service, the sacrifices, how they, the priest, were to dress and conduct themselves while officiating in the Temple and outside the temple.

Other commandments apply specifically to women, others to men, some to children. There are laws pertaining to lepers, others to the upkeep of livestock and so on. In other words 'most' of the 613 commandments "do not" apply to each of us as individuals. But the ones that do apply to every man, woman, and child, are to be obeyed by every man, woman, and child, as much as today, as the day they were given.

Did the laws pertaining to the Levitical priesthood, women, husbands, lepers, and livestock apply to the Messiah Yahoshua? No, of course not, none of those commandments would have applied to the Messiah. Did the Messiah obey the Law perfectly? Absolutely he did, the commandments "that applied to him" that is. But the fact is that he "did not" obey all the Law, for "all" the Law did not apply to him. In other words he never did fulfill "most" the Law.

Let me repeat that, the Savior "DID NOT" fulfill all of the Law, because "all" the Law did not apply to him.

Therefore when the Savior tells us in Matthew 5:17 that he came to 'fulfill' or 'obey' the Law, he "did not" mean he came to fulfill, or obey "all" of the Law, he meant quite simply he walked in obedience to all the commandments that applied specifically to him. And not the laws that applied to the Levites, women, husbands, lepers, livestock, and so on.

The reason for mentioning that is because so many ministers today, in an attempt to belittle or try to do away with the Law, say that since the Messiah tells us in Matt 5:17-19, that he came to "fulfill" the Law that somehow means that we no longer have to obey it. Hopefully you can see the Messiah did not fulfill, or obey, "all" of the Law. As a matter of fact when we consider that approximately half of all the commandments applied specifically to the Levitical priesthood, some to woman, some to husbands, lepers, and livestock, none of which would have applied to the Messiah, he "fulfilled" a very small fraction of the 613 commandments mentioned in the Law.

So the next time a 'ministers' tries to tell you that because the Messiah "fulfilled" or obeyed the Law, that somehow means you and I no longer have to, you can show him how that makes no sense whatsoever.

To view a complete list of passages that are often times misunderstood see "The Hard Sayings of Paul" - Part 2 

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