Self-righteousness concerning theology is relevant to one seeking God’s favor and forgiveness through good works, philanthropy, obedience to Law…the Jewish eternal error of righteousness through Law (Romans 3:20; Romans 10:3). You cannot work yourself to God and Elohim made this abundantly clear in Genesis 3:21 as He rejected the works of Adam to cover his own sin (fig leaves) while Elohim shed innocent blood to provide a robe of imputed righteousness to justify Adam and Eve and this was done by God HIMSELF just as God shed His own blood through the sinless body of Jesus Christ at Golgotha to provide you the imputation of His righteousness through faith in Jesus as your Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Your works of philanthropy in obedience to the Holy Spirit SUBSEQUENT to establishing covenant relationship with the Father by faith in Jesus as Lord are counted as worthy and honorable and these works will be tested for authenticity at the BEMA Judgment of Christ.
Statement made on FB: “God’s will is for us to love one another, nothing more.” True or False?
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” John 6:29 (NKJV)
You can love and sacrifice your life via philanthropy and give all that you possess to the poor and die in defense of the defenseless and still die the “second death” in Hell. Your self-righteousness will NOT initiate covenant relationship with God the Father. Unless you have believed with a sincere heart that Jesus is Lord and that He died to pay your sin-debt thereby establishing covenant relationship with the Father, your works of philanthropy are, on your best day, equated to a bloody menstrual cloth in the nose of God (Isaiah 64:6).
Once you have established covenant relationship with the Father by faith in Jesus the Son as your Lord (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10) and you’ve received the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Guarantor of that covenant relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14), then and only then do your good works done through the integrity of the indwelling Holy Spirit garner the attention of God concerning your justification in that your works of righteousness SUBSEQUENT to faith in Jesus as Lord validate the authenticity of your faith as being true and from the heart. This work of sanctification is performed by the indwelling Holy Spirit who guides you in God’s will as He prepares you for service in the New Jerusalem (Galatians 5:16).
Works of self-righteousness save no one…this is the Jewish eternal error…no one can be sufficiently “good” to make atonement for their own sin…only faith in the shed blood of Messiah Jesus on the Cross at Golgotha makes atonement for sin (John 14:6; Leviticus 17:11; Romans 5:1; 1 Peter 1:19).
“18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was known before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in the last times for your sake.…” 1 Peter 1
Jesus is God as God is Spirit (John 4:24) and God as Spirit indwelt a human body born through the virgin womb (Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:23) to circumvent the sin-nature passed genomically to all of creation through Adam’s seed (Romans 5:12). This “hypostatic union” of God and Man (Philippians 2:1-11) permitted Jesus to walk sinless before man and the Father (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46) and this perfection, righteousness, permitted Jesus to be the only acceptable blood atonement for sin (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9, 10) as Jesus kept the moral Law in perfection (Matthew 5:17), something sinful mankind could never do (Romans 8; Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:10). It is the hypostatic union of God and Man in flesh that permitted the imputation of Messiah’s righteousness over the life of the one who believes in Him as Messiah having died to pay our sin-debt (2 Corinthians 5:21). It is the imputation of Messiah’s righteousness that initiates covenant relationship with the Father who declares the faithful in Jesus “not guilty” by grace through faith (Romans 5:1).
At His crucifixion, Jesus’ body of flesh suffered physiological death to pay the sin-debt of the whole world (1 John 2:2) but the deity of Jesus in Spirit never died as God is everlasting, immortal, eternal (Psalm 90:2); in fact, the Holy Spirit teaches that during the three-days that Messiah’s body laid in the tomb, Jesus as deity was very busy teaching, preaching, liberty to the captives, the Old Testament Saints, held captive in Sheol-Paradise and liberating them from captivity and escorting them into the Kingdom (Ephesians 4:7-10; 1 Peter 4:6) as atonement for their sin had ultimately been realized through the blood sacrifice of Messiah’s human body at Golgotha (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:26-27).
Jesus’ body was resurrected from the dead on the third-day by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11) to demonstrate God’s victory over death through self-less love via the atonement and the resurrected body of Messiah demonstrated the “first fruits” of the eternal resurrection that would be a pattern for resurrection concerning everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ as their Lord believing that He died to pay their sin-debt and was resurrected from the dead for their justification leading to eternal life (Philippians 3:21; Romans 10:9-10).
It is written,
5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross. 9 For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2
Jesus is God, Elohim, Creator, Messiah, Judge, (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1) and there is no other Name given under Heaven by which you must be saved. It is Jesus, alone, who left the Spiritual Realm and entered Time in flesh in order to fulfill the blood atonement mandate of Leviticus 17:11 and Jesus is the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15 and Jesus is the fulfillment of the imputed robe of righteousness pictured in Genesis 3:21 (2 Corinthians 5:21).
There is no access to the Kingdom of God lest one’s sins have been paid for, atoned for, by the blood of sinlessness and there is no sinless substitute for your sin but the spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the whole World (John 1:29; 1 John 2:2) and permits access to that forgiveness by faith in Him, Jesus Christ, as Lord believing that Jesus died to pay your sin-debt…a debt you could never pay yourself (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10).
The Law defines God’s righteousness and the Law defines your sin, your culpability before God but does NOT provide you atonement or reconciliation with God the Father as our sin creates a chasm between God and sinful mankind (Romans 3:20-23). The Law was meant to be our Tutor, our Schoolmaster (Galatians 3:24-26), to point us to Jesus and show us our need for Jesus by faith as our Intercessor, the One who kept the Law for us in perfection (John 8:46) and offers you and me HIS righteousness imputed into our lives by trusting in Him as our Lord, Messiah, Savior (2 Corinthians 5:21; Genesis 3:21).
It is ONLY by believing and trusting in Jesus as your Lord who died for you (Romans 10:9-10) that initiates covenant relationship with the Father (John 3:16-18; 1 John 2:23) and once that relationship is established and you have received the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of covenant relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14), your obedience to the Commandments of Christ, the will of God for your life, becomes relevant (Galatians 5:16) as it is your works of obedience that validate your faith as being life saving, true, faith (James 2:18). Your obedience to God’s will subsequent to establishing covenant relationship by faith in Jesus as Lord verifies that you are indeed a “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16).
The most relevant thing in this LIFE constrained by Time and physics is trusting in Jesus Christ as your Lord believing that He died to pay your sin-debt; therefore, study the word of God to show yourself a good disciple, a faithful servant of the Lord (2 Timothy 2:15) and everything else will begin to fall in place as the Holy Spirit will become your Teacher (1 John 2:27).
Israel’s Children are destroyed for lack of Knowledge, why? (Hosea 4:6)
Answer: Self-righteousness through Law as opposed to faith in Yeshua. It is written concerning the error of Israel’s children and self-righteousness,
“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans 10 (NKJV)
An explanation of the Jewish/Israelite error in the following comment from a child of Jacob,
“Peter says, Paul is difficult for you to understand
For it isn’t the hearers of Torah who are righteous before El’ohiym, but the doers of Torah will be justified.”
What saving knowledge is lacking in this Jewish/Israelite comment?
Herein lies the problem that leads many of Jacob’s children to die in sin (John 8:24) and ultimately die the second death in Perdition…the Jew/Israelite refuses to understand that no one “does the Torah” (Romans 3:10) as the Torah demands perfection (James 2:10; Deuteronomy 27:26) and you are a sinner (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12) dying in your sin in your own self-righteousness and lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6; John 8:24). Observance of/to the Torah does NOT establish covenant relationship with God (Romans 3:20) but ONLY by faith in Yeshua as Messiah will you be saved and THEN your observance of God’s will for your life VERIFIES your FAITH as VALID as the Spirit walks you in sanctification.
Please listen carefully that you not die in Hell…
The “doers of the word/Torah/Commandments of Yeshua” are those who have FIRST entered into covenant relationship with the Father by faith in Yeshua as Messiah believing that Yeshua died for them to pay their sin-debt (Romans 10:9-10; John 3:16-18) – THEN – subsequent to establishing covenant relationship, the Holy Spirit takes-up residence within the believer (Ephesians 1:13-14) and begins to methodically, daily, guide them in obedience to God’s will through the life-long process called “sanctification” (Galatians 5:16; John 14:26; 1 John 2:27)In fact, your works of obedience are NOTHING to God until such time you have FIRST established covenant relationship with God the Father by faith in the Son, Yeshua our Messiah (John 3:16-18; John 14:6); in fact, your works of self-righteousness are as a bloody menstrual cloth (in the Hebrew) in God’s nose (Isaiah 64:6) until you FIRST initiate covenant relationship and WALK in the Spirit in obedience and it is that OBEDIENCE SUBSEQUENT to establishing covenant relationship through Yeshua (John 14:6) that AUTHENTICATES the VALIDITY of your saving FAITH.
Your works of self-righteousness through an attempted obedience to the Law of sin and death will NEVER save anyone from death in Hell (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10; Romans 8-chapter).
If one trusts in Mary, indulgences, the Mass, the Eucharist, the Magisterium, the Church Canon, to supplement the sufficiency of Jesus to save by faith, alone…you are NOT a Christian.
It is ONLY by faith in Jesus as Lord believing that He died to pay your sin-debt that one enters into covenant relationship with the Father and receives the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that relationship (John 3:16-18; Ephesians 1:13-14).
Question submitted to FB: Do Jews practice a religion today?
An overwhelming number of the Jewish population today is lost in self-righteousness (Romans 10:2-4), some are atheists, some are agnostics, some are enslaved by Law and a works salvation (a perverted form of Judaism) in pursuit of making themselves worthy of God’s mercy when our Lord has clearly told the Jew that works of the Law will never save them but only by faith-belief in the One God has sent into the World, Yeshua Messiah, to make atonement for their sin via the bloody cross at Golgotha will provide acceptable atonement (John 3:16-18) yet these Jews fight and clamor for their own self-righteousness in arrogance and stubbornness; for this reason, “unbelief,” only a remnant of Jews will escape the “second death” in Perdition and that remnant primarily manifesting in the Tribulation dispensation who see the 2nd-Advent of Messiah and enter into the Millennial Kingdom as servants of Messiah.
Who is Allah; What is Islam; Who is Muhammad; What is their role in eschatology?
Islam is a curse in and of itself and it was born out of adultery (sin) between Abraham and Hagar, Sarah’s handmaid (servant). The child born of this sinful union was Ishmael…a true “wild donkey” of a man as is apparent by the behavior of his descendants the Ishmaelites.
From the descendants of Ishmael, the World was burdened with the tribes of the Ishmaelites who birthed a 7th-Century pedophile murdering demon-possessed thief named Muhammad whose demonic religion, Islam, eventually formed the Islamic Caliphate which butchered, murdered, by the sword untold thousands of Jews, Christians, men and women and children over the following 1400-years until temporarily halted in the early 20th-Century. It is obvious that Islam’s “Allah” is Satan masquerading as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) via the Arabic Moon God and that Islam via Iran (an Islamic coalition) will soon conspire with Russia and China and come against Jerusalem, Israel most likely during the final 3.5-years of the coming Tribulation dispensation; this nuclear threat/war with Israel will culminate in the death and suffering of many millions in that Day (Zechariah 14:12) and will initiate the 2nd-Advent of Messiah Jesus and the Millennial Kingdom.
Islam is the Kingdom of Darkness in our midst; Islam is eternal death and suffering via spiritual-demonic deception; Islam garners for Satan what he coveted in the Kingdom i.e. praise and worship and adoration that belongs exclusively to the Living God, Father-Son-Spirit. Islam is the reality within Time reflecting the struggle initiated by Satan in the Kingdom and that struggle having been extricated from the Kingdom and placed upon this Earth to be dealt with by the Son of God who entered Time specifically to destroy the works of the Devil/Allah/Satan (1 John 3:8b).
Living in the Law suggests one is attempting to keep a set of rules, often the moral law or Law of Moses/Decalogue, in order to attain righteousness (a right standing) with God through self-righteousness, human effort…this is often referred to as legalism.
God has clearly noted, beginning in Genesis 3:21, that mankind cannot earn his way to God’s favor but only by faith in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Messiah, believing that Jesus died to pay your sin-debt, will covenant relationship with the Father be initiated and the Holy Spirit given as the Gift and Guarantor of that relationship along with the promise of eternal life (John 3:16-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9).
No one but Jesus is justified by Law as Jesus is the only One who could keep the Law in mandated perfection (Matthew 5:17; James 2:10; Galatians 3:10).