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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
Pollution and Pretense
"That is why we must hold on all the more firmly to the truths we have heard, so that we will not be carried away."
The words "let him who has ears to hear" are fairly well understood as not having to do with those natural auditory organs attached to the sides of our head. We understand that these "ears" spoken of mean; the "ability to understand."
That being the case, the one that has "ears to hear" has found the key to understanding. So when Scripture says to us, "…Faith comes by hearing…" we know that faith comes from the ability to understand. Whereas some will read Romans 10:17 and surmise that it says that faith comes from hearing the word of God, those who understand that the "hearing" spoken of by that verse is not the natural hearing; will realize that sitting in church two or three times a week will do very little, if anything, to edify his or her faith. One can sit before the TV and watch all the shows on TBN, Angel Network, Inspiration Channel, etc., and still have a void that is never filled because listening to diverse interpretations of the faith cannot satisfy the need felt within one's spirit to "hear" God.
So, when the word tells us that faith comes by hearing "and hearing by the word of YAH," it is telling us that the understanding we seek is only available to those who are willing to invest in spending time with the God of the word.
We are like pianos in this sense. We need to be tuned by one single set of tuning forks. The perfect set is the one called "one faith." (Eph. 4:5) That one faith has been "once delivered to those set apart" (Jude 1:3) It is a gift! (Eph. 2:8) Since Father only knows how to give good and perfect gifts, (James 1:17) this faith is perfectly self-contained.
In other words, it does not require interpretation! This faith is learned through revelation of the way in which its precepts interact with each other. A chain of truth is formed by discovering the correct order and configuration of those precepts. Scripture reveals itself through itself. Of course, there has to be a starting point. If you miss the starting point, it is all pretty confusing. It isn't that the Scripture is confusing. Rather, it is that the person seeking to understand it is unable to do so; because he or she failed to find the entrance into this understanding.
God, in his infinite wisdom, made the entrance accessible to "whosoever will" but made it a powerful buffer against "whosoever won't." That is why there is such a confusing mess of religions, denominations, sects, and ministries in the world today all pretending to be what they can never be. You see, "whosoever won't" is not content to not enter in; but also defiantly and willfully goes about to set up his or her own version of the truth. The problem is that if it isn't true according to the one faith, it ceases to have the intended effect that YAH built into the one faith. Consequently, it is no longer the truth! This is why it is written, "Many shall come pretending to come from me; saying 'I am approved of YAH to speak his words,' and shall deceive many." (Mat. 24:5)
Too many of those "whosoever won'ts" refused to hear the truth when it was presented to them. They ran to someone who would tell them what they wanted to hear and despised the truth of God for the sake of believing a lie. Such people band together and fight against the truth in any way they can. They never realize that they are accumulating judgment unto themselves for the time when judgment will come in payment for their words and actions. They pollute the waters of life for themselves and others and then expect that they will be blessed because they go to church. This isn't any more about church than war is about wearing a uniform.
To those who know that the, "fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom," a relationship with YAH is not relegated to a routine of attending church or equating his blessing with perishable things such as silver and gold. Yah proves those whom he calls to see if they love him more than this world and the things in it. Those who surrender their all and listen to him when he calls keep their life. Those who hold tightly to what they consider their blessings and refuse to heed the call of God to righteousness have only two ways they can go. They will either suffer great loss and be humbled into submission because they are chosen for something and God's love will not let them go, or they will lose their life entirely when they hear the words, "I know you not; depart from me." No wonder there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Imagine losing your opportunity to live forever because you chose to believe a lie instead of coming when he called.
It was precisely this attitude that YAH called "stiff-necked" when he rebuked the children of Israel for making a golden calf to worship after he had told them they were not to. They all ended up dying in the desert because they continued in this attitude of unbelief; and it was a new generation that entered the Promised Land instead of them.
Know then that YAH's word has not been given to us so that we can use it to stop our conscience from alerting us to danger. It has not been given to us so that we can take it or leave it at will. It has not been made available to us A' la Carte so we can pick and choose those verses that make us feel good and promise us blessing, provision, and protection; while ignoring and rejecting the demands and conditions of the covenant that contains those promises. Anyone who thinks he or she can ignore the demands of God and still collect on the promises is sadly mistaken.
"But," you say, "He paid it all so I could be blessed!" To which I will answer you that this is what YAH has spoken, "In the latter days says YHWH, I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah." (Jer. 31:31-33) (Heb. 8:8) That is the Messiah's covenant in his blood; the blood you have said paid for your blessing. So how is it that you can collect on these promises if you don't even know whether you are in this covenant or not? Furthermore, if you refuse to hear and obey the terms of the covenant, how can you possibly think that God will bless you outside of his covenant? Have you never read that Messiah said "The bread belongs to the children?"
We live in perilous times! I'm not speaking of the economy, wars, pestilence, and earthquakes. I am speaking of the peril of becoming forever lost in the midst of a flood of lies and misinformation that is devised to keep you from entering into covenant with God and finding the real refuge that you need for your soul. You can continue to play religion and depend on your rabbi, priest, pastor, or religion to keep your conscience silent. You can look for things to hear that will tickle your "ears" and make you feel good; or you can get serious about your faith.
But from this day forth, you cannot do both! You have heard the truth and it can set you free; but if you disregard it as though it were nothing, there will come a day when what you have heard here today will be used against you at the throne of judgment. In the meantime, because you have no protection against the prince of the power of the air, your fears will birth those things you fear the most into your life. Because you heard the truth and despised it, the hedge on your life that protected you in ignorance is now removed. While we are ignorant, we have an excuse and God is merciful to us in our ignorance. But it is written: "God having overlooked these times of ignorance, now commands all mankind everywhere to repent."
Understand this: What you sow is what you reap! Either sow yourself wholeheartedly into the kingdom so that you may bring forth fruit worthy of repentance; or continue to sow yourself into the world with halfhearted attempts at pleasing God by doing good works that make you look good before other men.
If you want to understand the truth of YAH; and be given "ears with which to hear," you must be born again! I don't care what person has told you differently. You can choose to believe a man or you can believe God from his word. Abraham did and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. This is what the word of God says about how to enter into covenant with him through Messiah's blood:
"Repent, and be baptized, every one of you; in the name of Yahushua the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the Spirit that sets you apart unto God." (Acts 2:38)
I am at your service to further explain the terms for entrance into the kingdom of heaven. "It is not God's will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." That is the perspective from which I minister. My contact information is as follows:
Francisco Gomez Luna
Dvar Emet Outreach