Monday, April 20, 2015

The Gift of Life

                                       by Ed Moore

Yahuah loves everyone He created. He gives everyone this life on Earth as a gift. Yahuah then makes His sons a promise that requires an immense amount of faith. He offers eternal life as a gift for those that will give this life back to Him. We “give this life up” by denying our own selfish will and seeking His Will by obeying His Commandments.
We must serve His purposes and not our own. We are to give up our own will for this life and do the Will of our Father and submit our lives as living sacrifices to Him. Just like Yahusha did. That means… we are to submit to this life as a training ground for His Kingdom.
Luke 18
18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 So Yahusha said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but (the) One (Elohim), that is, Yahuah (Yahusha is declaring The Shema). 20 You know (to keep) the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ (the Ten Commandments)” 21 And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”
22 So when Yahusha heard these things, he said to the young ruler, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, FOLLOW ME.” 23 But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
24 And when Yahusha saw that he became very sorrowful, he said, “How hard it is for those who have riches (physical metaphor of richness of lives) to enter The Kingdom of Yahuah ! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man (a man with a richness of life to give this life up and) to enter The Kingdom of Yahuah.”
26 And those who heard it (realized he was not talking about rich as in money but rich meaningful earthly lives and) said, “Who then can be saved?” (Because giving up this life in hope of the next life is a huge leap of faith) 27 But Yahusha said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with Yahuah.” (you have to be chosen by Yahuah to be able to truly sacrifice this life in faith)
Now Yahusha clearly says he wasn’t talking about material wealth but richness of life in terms of family, friends, wives, and children
28 Then Peter said, “See, we have left all and followed You.” 29 So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of The Kingdom of Yahuah , 30 who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.”
As we give this life up and surrender to our training, study His Laws; we will apply ourselves in walking the example set by Yahusha. Exercising our authority given us as judges, declaring our birthright as sons of Yahuah, setting ourselves apart from this world with Yahuah by keeping His Sabbaths and Ordained Festivals, we will be transformed into living Temples of Yahuah.
1 Corinthians 6
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from Yahuah, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify Yahuah in your body and in your spirit, which are Yahuah’s.
We will be transformed into living stones uncut by human hands. Our hearts and minds are sanctified through the study of His Word and become altars to Yahuah upon which our spiritual sacrifices are offered:
I Peter 2:5
You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house…

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