Sunday, February 15, 2015

Psa 119:89 Forever, O יהוה . . .

Your word stands firm in the heavens.

                                                    Contributed by Ed Moore

YAHUAH's Divine Instructions has many "forever" commands, and NO, "forever" hasn't ended yet! Man has no right to ignore Torah or YAHUSHA, and come up with his own theology and own "religious holidays"! While the COVENANT was REnewed as YAHUAH promised in (Jeremiah 31:31,Heb 8:8,Heb 10:16) His Torah did not.

Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, He says, “See, the days are coming,” says יהוה, “when I shall conclude with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the house of Yehuḏah a renewed covenant,

Heb 10:16 “This is the covenant that I shall make with them after those days, says יהוה, giving My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I shall write them,

Jer 31:31 “See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the house of Yehuḏah,
Jer 31:32 not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares יהוה.
Jer 31:33 “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares יהוה: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.


Mal 3:6  “For I am יהוה, I shall not change, and you, O sons of Yaʽaqoḇ, shall not come to an end. 

The penalty for disobedience has not changed; and YAHUAH's promises have not changed. YAHUSHA said He was here ONLY to do His Father's will; not abolish His "forever" commands. 

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah יהושע our Master. 

Heb 10:26  For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins

Heb 13:8  יהושע Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Rom 10:11  Because the Scripture says, “Whoever puts his trust in Him shall not be put to shame.” 
Rom 10:12  Because there is no distinction between Yehuḏite and Greek, for the same Master of all is rich to all those calling upon Him. 
Rom 10:13  For “everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה shall be saved.” 
Rom 10:14  How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without one proclaiming? 
Rom 10:15  And how shall they proclaim if they are not sent? As it has been written, “How pleasant are the feet of those who bring the Good News of peace, who bring the Good News of the good!” 


There's more to having a relationship with YAHUAH than just "believing in YAHUSHA." Our Creator has some rules to follow, and if we refuse, then we don't belong to Him.

What did YAHUAH say about WHO are His people? He gives three requirements in Isaiah 56:6-8...To love His Name, honor His Sabbath and keep His covenant (Torah):

Isa 56:6 “Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to יהוה, to serve Him, and to love the Name of יהוה, to be His servants, all who guard the Sabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My covenant –
Isa 56:7 them I shall bring to My set-apart mountain, and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their slaughterings are accepted on My altar, for My house is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
Isa 56:8 The Master יהוה, who gathers the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, declares, “I gather still others to him besides those who are gathered to him.”

Catholicism boasts that its authority is so great it has altered one of the 10 Commandments – and the very Commandment which is a sign between Yahuah and His people forever; the Shabath day. Catholicism states that its “mark” of authority is SUN-DAY. Unless a person has Wisdom, it is impossible for them to figure out what the mark of the beast is. To appear wise, they make something up that will be accepted by those who are likewise without Wisdom. A great delusion, a lie to support another lie, is foisted upon them by their teachers.

At YirmeYahu 3, Yahuah tells us He will give us shepherds who will feed us with knowledge and understanding:

YirmeYahu / Jer 3:13-15: “‘Only, acknowledge your crookedness, because you have transgressed against Yahuah your Alahim, and have scattered your ways to strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice,’ declares Yahuah.
‘Return, O backsliding children,’ declares Yahuah, ‘for I shall rule over you, and shall take you, one from a city and two from a clan, and shall bring you to Tsiyon. And I shall give you shepherds according to My heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.’”
Mat 7:23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!

How can we be sure we know HIM and not have HIM say I never knew you?

1Jn 2:3 And BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM, if we guard (keep) His commands.
1Jn 2:4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard (KEEP) His commands, is a LIAR, and the TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM.

So if your eating pork practicing Sunday/Christmas/Easter/Lawlessness then your a __________ and YAHUSHA doesn't know you

What is TRUTH?

Psa 119:142 Your righteousness is righteousness forever, And Your Torah is truth.

Joh 14:6 יהושע said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


He is the walking TORAH.

1Jn 2:4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard (KEEP) His commands, is a LIAR, and the TRUTH (TORAH/YAHUSHA) IS NOT IN HIM.


Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.
Mat 7:22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’
Mat 7:23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!


Mat 7:24 “Therefore EVERYONE WHO HEARS THESE WORDS OF MINE, AND DOES THEM, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock,


Mat 7:26 “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them,1 shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand,

Eph 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words,1 for because of these the wrath of Elohim comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

His Word Stands Forever

                                                   Contributed by Ed Moore

From the beginning, the adversary has sought various ways to trick men into being disobedient. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun. He can either undermine Yahuah's word or he can tempt men to sin even if they know it is wrong. And what better way to deceive but to say that "That word Yahuah spoke is of no effect anymore!" Therefore we must love His word if we want to avoid the deceitfulness of sin. Who can really say they love Yahusha unless they also love the Word? Is He not the Word of Yahuah?

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

He is the Word in the Old Testament and the New Testament also. In truth, we must love and seek to obey the WHOLE word, not just a "New Testament" and not just an "Old testament," for it is ALL Yahweh's word.

Matthew 13:52
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Indeed, if it is scripture then it is Yahweh's word and must be heeded by us!

2 Timothy 3:16,17
All scripture is given by inspiration of YAHUAH, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 - That the man of YAHWEH may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

ALL SCRIPTURE, not just a part here or there. His commandments are not multiple choice, no matter what men may tell you.

Yahushua warned us:

Matthew 7:13,14
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 - Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Notice that he said that we must "find it." If we must "find it", then it must mean that we should be looking for it. We cannot be complacent and sit back doing nothing. We must be seeking the truth in his word regularly. We will do this because we love the truth and do not want to be fooled by the deceitfulness of sin. Notice also that Yahushua said only a "few" find it. Now if we are on a path that everyone else is on, how can we be on a path that "few find"? This is why we should not be surprised that the whole world is deceived. In fact, Scripture says that this will be the case:

Revelation 12:9
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

What methods does the adversary use to deceive? One of his greatest advantages is that those who are deceived are so often his willing participants to engage in deceiving others. Look at what Yahushua said after warning us to enter the narrow way of life:

Matthew 7:13-15
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 - Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Right away He warned about false prophets. But how can we tell the difference? Let's examine this question by continuing in the chapter:

Matthew 7:16-20
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 - Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 - A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 - Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 - Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Hmm.. we know them by their fruits? What does this mean? Yahushua said:

John 15:4
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

To even bear good fruit, one must abide in Yahushua. How can we know if one is abiding in Yahushua?

1John 2:4,5
He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 - But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of YAHWEH is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

Christians insist that "the law" was abolished. How is that possible when sin is transgression of "the law"? When and by whom was it abolished? Certainly not by YAHusha! He said He came NOT to abolish but to confirm (Hebrew: koom which means "establish/confirm)". Why would YAHusha's role as FINAL SIN SACRIFICE in any way negate Torah - YHVH's original teaching and instruction? Did He ever say, "I came to abolish Torah and render my original teachings void"? YAHusha is our "New Covenant" and "Sin Sacrifice". Period. YHVH gave us a New Covenant, not a new Torah! Did He even mention Torah at all as He spoke about giving us a New Covenant (Jer.31:30-33/Heb.8:8-12)? You won't find anything in the Scriptures to show that Torah was ever abolished.

YAHusha said: Matthew 5: 17 Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. 18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah - not until everything that must happen has happened. If "ALL" hasn't happened yet, and heaven and earth have not passed away, then that must mean that His Torah is still valid....

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Traditional Teachings are Often Not Truth

                                                        Contributed by Ed Moore

We have been taught to much false doctrine and tradition of man. We are told the law has been abolished, even though YAHusha said in Matt. 5, that until heaven and earth pass away,not a jot or tittle would pass from the law until all things be fulfilled. The last time I checked, heaven and earth were still here. We are told we are now allowed to eat unclean food. What makes a buzzard now clean and edible? It is still filthy and so is swine’s flesh. He said He was the same yesterday today and forever what changed?

Read again
Isaiah 66:17 in it’s context and see if eating swine’s flesh is OK with YHUH. We are also told we don’t have to keep the Sabbath anymore, even though most preachers agree that the Ten Commandments are still binding upon us today. They say it doesn’t matter which day you keep as long as you keep one of them as your Sabbath. They have no scriptural evidence whatsoever to justify a change from the Sabbath to Sunday. They have rejected YHUH’s required Feasts and have substituted pagan festivals in their place, i.e. Christmas and Easter.

Do you suppose YHUH is in agreement with this? Are we trying to come to Him in our own way? Are we offering strange fire up to Him? The bible says there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end there of is destruction. People, repent!! And turn back to the right way,the strait and narrow path before it’s too late! Don’t follow the majority; they’re on the wrong path!! Matt. 7:14 says “few there be that find it”. Few are certainly not the majority. They’re perverting YHUH’s grace.

In His instructions to Moses and Israel detailing the Passover and Feast that
follows, Yahweh made it crystal clear that this was not a one-time ordeal.
Nor was it just for Israel at that time. Yahuah thundered, "And this day
shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to Yahuah
throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for
ever" (Ex. 12:14).

No fewer than four times in Leviticus 23--after mentioning the various
Feasts--Yahuah declares the Feasts "a statute forever." If these days were
important only in the lives of ancient Israelites, then why do we find them
prominent in prophecy of the coming Kingdom? Isaiah deals with the Millennial
Kingdom. We find there that when His Kingdom comes to earth, everyone will
come to keep Yahuah's appointed times: "And it shall come to pass, that from
one new moon to another, and from Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to
worship before me, says Yahuah" (Isa. 66:23).

And what if they refuse, as many do today? "And it shall come to pass, that
every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall
even go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahuah of hosts, and to
keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up
of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, Yahuah
of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not
up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith
Yahuah will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of
tabernacles" (Zech. 14:16-18).

Does it make any sense that Yahuah would command these Feasts forever--and enforce them in the future Millennial Kingdom on pain of plague--and not have them binding today?

The Feast days hold a wealth of lessons and they unlock important truth. They also are keys to prophetic events as they explain the plan and purpose of the Savior’s coming and His role as our King. It is time for all people everywhere to be obedient to what Yahuah established for the good of His people. Get in line with the annual Feasts of Yahuah and your understanding will multiply many times over.

His Feasts were just as much a part of His law as the Ten Commandments. Let us be like the Apostle Paul, who said, "I must by all means keep this feast."

"These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew:15:8, 9).

What days are not commanded by our Savior? And which ones does He command? What does His example of obedience to the Father reveal (John:15:10)? Does it please YHUH when we take to ourselves the right to decide how to worship Him, while bypassing His example and the instructions of the Bible?

We have all been instructed to walk as He walked (1 John:2:6).

It is certainly clear that the Messiah did not observe Christmas, Halloween, Easter or any similar days. Instead, He and His family observed the Holy Days given by YHUH in the Bible. "His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast" (Luke:2:41, 42). This included the entire festival, which involved the Days of Unleavened Bread (Luke:2:43; Leviticus:23:5-8).

Later, we find Yahusha Messiah still observing this same festival. "Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Yahusha went up to Jerusalem" (John:2:13). It is called the Passover of the Jews because the Jews observed it; whereas Gentiles did not. In reality, YHUH gave all the Holy Days as His days, saying "These are My feasts" (Leviticus:23:2).

A little after this, in John:5:1 we see Yahusha' involvement in another of the biblical feasts, although John didn't specify which. Then, in John 7, He is shown keeping the Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day (described in Leviticus:23:33-36): "After these things Yahusha walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand" (John:7:1, 2).

In spite of the threat of bodily harm, Yahusha the Messiah still attended this feast (verse 10), and also explained the true spiritual significance of the Last Great Day (verses 37, 38).

This is a question that is often asked. Why should an English speaking person call on the Hebrew names of Yahuah and Yahusha?

The answer is actually quite simple. Personal names do not translate across languages. For instance, Ariel Sharon is still Ariel Sharon in any country or language. Personal names do not translate, they transliterate. In other words, they retain the pronunciation as much as possible. Even so, "The LORD" is not a translation of the name "Yahweh". It is a direct replacement. Put simply, the translators admit they substituted Yahweh's name for a title. All for the sake of an unscriptural tradition. Yahweh's name is in scripture nearly 7000 times. And nearly 7000 times they replaced it (not translated it) with "the LORD", or "GOD". I wouldn't want someone to change my name unless it was Yahweh. And it is clear that according to the third commandment that Yahweh doesn't want anyone to change or falsify His name either.

Think about this for a moment. What makes man think he has the authority to change the name of the one who created him, and who created all things? We don't have that right! For instance, in the scriptures we see that one who changes the name of another is always in authority over them. Yahusha renamed Simon. Yahuah renamed Abram to Abraham. Adam named the animals. We have no authority to rename our Heavenly Father or His Messiah Yahusha. We need to be sure we leave things as He inspired it.

Also consider this: If you don't speak Hebrew then you can't say Abraham, Isaac, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Zechariah, Michael or a long list of other Hebrew names! Why was Yahweh's name the only one changed? And why was Yahushua's Name the only name in our modern bibles that is different from the Old Testament to the New Testament? In the Old Testament, it's "Joshua" but in the New Testament it's "Jesus". The answer is simple. Satan will do anything to turn men from the truth. Yahweh's Name IS truth. Yahushua's Name IS truth. Substitutions are lies. You see, Father Yahweh is seeking those who worship Him in spirit and in truth. And when we call Him by a false name, then we are worshipping Him in lies and not truth. If we know that "the Lord" and "Jesus" are false, why continue in error?? Aren't we supposed to love the truth?

But maybe you are thinking, "Okay so do you have any scriptures that show that Gentiles should be calling on His name?" I am glad you asked....

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen (Heb. Gentiles), saith Yahweh of hosts.

Acts 9:15 But the Master said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Acts 15:14 Simeon hath declared how Elohim at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.