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If you have entered into covenant with the Almighty through the instructions (Torah) in his word, you have received of his Spirit. That Spirit is known in Scripture as the Spirit of Truth. He is God and he promises to lead us into ALL truth. If you haven't or do not know what God's covenant in the blood of Messiah is all about, we will gladly share those instructions with you so that as many of us as possible can prepare for the coming time of great trouble. There is true hope in these times, and it is all in knowing what YHVH has to say about all that is happening in the present-day world. We invite you to fellowship with us.
Francisco & Rosa Luna
Extraction of the Remnant
As the world struggles to regain its footing, and entire countries teeter on the brink of financial collapse, those who will never understand continue on as if everything were just fine. Those who control the wealth of this world continue to do business as usual and greed is the motivator of those who think that competing for the world's financial gain is the most important thing in life.
For the majority of people, particularly in this country, the American Dream is more important than the proximity of the Kingdom of God. They mix the holy with the profane to arrive at a conclusion that tells them that the most blessed people are those with great financial gain. Because they live in ignorance of God's word beyond the superficial interpretations of those who seek their own glory, they get caught up in the money chase and neglect the fact that the signs all around us warn us of impending catastrophe. They live in fear of losing their wealth and place it above all else even while professing to walk with God because they attend this or that Church. They cannot see how little their wealth will matter when the fury of the coming time of Great Tribulation is unleashed. What has come before is nothing compared to what is yet to come!
Even as the world descends into the chaos that is demonstrated by the riots and protests that are enveloping the world a portion at a time; riots and protests that are forerunners of a time when there will be no semblance of normalcy anywhere, people are "eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage…" They will continue to do so until the day that the remnant enters into the covenant that God has prepared for those who will listen.
(Isa 55:3) Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
The word "hear" is translated from the Hebrew word "Shema" that means more than just receiving the sound of what is being said. It means to regard, consider, discern, and understand. The word conjures up an image of someone leaning in closer to someone he or she regards highly so as to make sure that the words are clear enough to be carefully considered; so that the intent and full meaning can be discerned, and the concept or message conveyed can be clearly understood.
Compare that to the games that are being played in the kingdom of denominationalism and all other congregational groups derived from the Judeo-Christian concept where each "church" has its own version of the truth even though the truth they expound does not match up with the one truth of Scripture. They all play the game of "clergy and laity" that has no basis in the Word of YHVH our God. What's more, they refuse to accept any knowledge beyond what they approve of. They are content to play church and have "praise & worship" song leaders and teams that put on shows for the peoples' emotional benefit. But as touching the true meat of Scripture, they reject it in favor of the lifeless carnival that does little more than temporarily quell the conscience of the attendees by making them feel that they have fulfilled their obligation by coming to the gathering; and provides the "showmen" leaders a venue by which to present their talents.
The word has never said, "Your emotions will set you free" or "be ye transformed by shouting and dancing." It unequivocally says, "The TRUTH will set you free" and "be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind." The truth can only be understood when it is highly regarded, carefully considered, diligently discerned, and clearly understood. Everything else is just emotion and religiosity. The ones whose soul indeed matters to them will seek the one faith that was given by God as a gift to save their souls because they know it is written,
(Mar 8:36, 37) For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
And so it is that the remnant becomes manifest! These are they who will constitute the remnant that will come forth from out of all this religious chaos. These treasure the truth above all things and have received the love of the truth so that they might be saved. Truth is singular and absolute! Either something is true or it is not. For liars, this is extremely hard to swallow since they live a life of lies and base everything they do on lies. But for the remnant who has taken God at his word, "no lie or liar shall enter into the kingdom of YHVH."
The prophet Daniel speaks extensively on this matter if we take the time to Shema. First of all, he tells us that the angel who speaks with him in the 12th chapter informs him that at the time of the Great Tribulation "such as has never been since there was a nation"; the ones "whose name is written in the book" will be delivered or rescued.
The remnant is not coming out of Babylon (confusion) as a humanly organized group. The remnant will come forth and return to what is theirs by inheritance as individuals who have a single faith and understanding. That is what will constitute them as a single body of believers. Then will the words of Ephesians 4:13 become a reality,
"Until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God; unto one perfect man, of the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah."
While contemplating this, the angel's words to Daniel became even clearer when he said,
"None of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." (Dan. 12:10)
You see, "The fear of YHVH is the beginning of wisdom." The word "wicked" is defined as "twisted, corrupted, or in error." As long as a person subscribes to a twisted faith based on error, he or she will never understand. But those who fear YHVH so as to carefully consider his word, so they can understand the faith he has given us as a good and perfect gift, will understand the need for obedience to that faith. Anyone can play church and pretend, but YHVH knows those who are his (2Ti 2:19). Those awakened by the call of God have a choice: They can either build their house of faith on a solid foundation of wisdom and knowledge or they can remain forever in perpetual confusion, shame, and contempt.
As a watchman on the wall of the city of my God, I call upon you to heed the call because the sword is coming. My hands are free of your blood! The terms for entrance into YHVH's covenant are still the same as they were 2000 years ago. Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Yahusha the Messiah for the forgiveness of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Spirit of Holiness. (Acts 2:38) May the mercy of Abba grant you understanding. Shalom!
Francisco G. Luna
Dvar Emet Ministry
Word of Truth