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Why does the Jew reject Yeshua as Messiah? A lesson to all of humanity…

Why do Jews reject Yeshua as their Messiah? An example & warning to all of human kind…

Mocker laughs and claims that Jews reject Yeshua because He did not fulfill the prophecies concerning His First-Advent…why don’t Jews believe in Messiah Yeshua today?

Jesus fulfilled every Messianic Prophecy concerning His First-Advent…and He will fulfill those eschatological prophecies concerning His Second-Advent.

Jacob’s children today reject Messiah Yeshua primarily due to the Jewish Blood Curse. Please allow me to explain…

Elohim promised our Messiah as early as Genesis 3:15 through the womb of the virgin to circumvent Adam’s sin-nature and pictured Messiah’s work in the Gospel of the New Covenant as early as Genesis 3:21. Elohim sought a people group through whom He would bring forth His Messiah “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b); unfortunately, the Adamic and Noahic generations defiled themselves with wickedness via immorality, murder, aberrant lust (Genesis 6:5; Romans 1:18-32); therefore, Elohim destroyed all of human kind save eight as He found Noah to be sufficiently righteous to began anew.

Through Shem, the son of Noah, Elohim brought forth a people producing the Patriarch Abram or later Abraham and Elohim made covenant with Abraham promising Him that through his seed, Abraham’s seed, there would come One who would be “a blessing to every family of the Earth” (Genesis 12:3). Through the Patriarchy of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob AKA Israel, Elohim set-apart a people group through whom He would introduce His Messiah through the seed of the Tribesman Judah (a son of Israel).

Yeshua entered the Realm of Time through the Tribe of Judah and He came to the lost sheep of Israel (Matthew 15:24) in order to fulfill Elohim’s promise to Abraham; this, by proselytizing the Jewish people in the “Good News” of the Gospel of peace and grace and mercy i.e. the New Covenant and preparing the Jews for the “Great Commission” as they would bless the entire Earth with the Gospel of peace and reconciliation; unfortunately, the Jewish people rejected the New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28); the Jewish people blasphemed their Messiah and His Spirit and falsely accused Him of blasphemy (Jesus proclaimed Himself Deity); the Jewish people, their leadership, conspired with the Roman authorities to arrest, brutally beat and ultimately suffocate to death their Messiah upon a Roman Cross while simultaneously exclaiming en mass that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25); therefore, the Father took the New Covenant and the promise made to Abraham and gave same to the Gentiles until the fullness of the Gentiles have entered the Kingdom (Romans 11:25).

The Jewish people were placed under the Blood Curse in their self-righteousness as their heart was hardened and their eyes veiled and their ears made deaf (Romans 11:25; 2 Corinthians 3:15)…they were and remain a stubborn and stiff-necked people (Exodus 32:9; Deuteronomy 9:13) who continue to reject their Messiah and for this reason the prophecy of Isaiah (Isaiah 10:22) and Paul the Apostle (Romans 9:27) will come to fruition as ONLY A REMNANT of Israel’s children will be saved from the “second death” in Hell due to unbelief and that remnant is primarily comprised of those proselytized by the 144,000 sanctified Jewish witnesses during the Tribulation era coming upon the Earth and also those Jews who witness Messiah’s 2nd-Advent at Mount Olivette and subsequently enter the Millennial Kingdom along with their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10).

For these reasons, Jews rejected and continue to reject Messiah as they are cursed, blinded, hardened, for their disobedience and rejection of the Son sent them to be their Messiah and Lord, forever. Elohim’s covenants with Israel have always been predicated upon obedience (Deuteronomy 28) and Israel’s children failed Elohim repeatedly; therefore, they will reap what they have sown in disobedience (Galatians 6:7-8); therefore, DO NOT follow Israel’s example but humble yourself before the Father and proclaim Jesus as YOUR Messiah who died for you and LIVE with HIM eternally (John 3; Romans 10).

The Trinity; A Skeptic; The Truth

A skeptic mocking the Biblical Trinity asked in jest:

Was it another God called the Father who was dwelling in another God called Jesus Christ or God called the Father who was dwelling in a man called Jesus Christ?

Christian response,

NO, the Father, the Son, the Spirit are One-God expressed in three-distinct Persons with individual will and purpose in the Realm of Time beginning with Genesis 1:1 where our Creator affirmatively chose to use the Name “Elohim” in “The Beginning” as a plural noun with a singular verb; then, God the Holy Spirit introduces Himself in Genesis 1:2; then, the unity of the Triune God is seen collaborating on the creation of the human genome made in their likeness and in their spiritual image as “Our” and “Us;” then, we see the Son introduced in Genesis 3:15 as our Warrior born of the virgin seed of the woman to circumvent the sin-nature of Adam (Romans 5:12) who would do battle with the Serpent, Satan – the Devil (1 John 3:8b; Ezekiel 28:11+) and be victorious; then, Elohim pictures His battle strategy by which the Son would destroy the works of the Devil via selfless love in Genesis 3:21 through the shedding of innocent blood to acquire an imputed robe of righteousness to cover the sin and shame of Adam and Eve (2 Corinthians 5:21) while Elohim rejected the works of Adam to cover his own sin by the works of human hands, self-righteousness e.g. fig leaves (Ephesians 2:8-9) – a Messianic prophecy fulfilled by Messiah Jesus 4000-years later at Golgotha on a Roman Cross with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30).

The Trinity is extant throughout the Scriptures and Jesus is Elohim, our Creator (Genesis 1; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1) and Jesus is I AM (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58; John 8:24) and if one names the Name of Jesus as Lord and denies His deity as I AM, they remain in their sin and they are therefore headed to Perdition (John 8:24).

When you reject the Trinity, you reject what the Holy Spirit has told you…this is eternal death as only Jesus our I AM could perform the act of redemption through blood atonement as the God-Man, sinless deity, perfection (John 14:6).

Father = Administrator

Son = Warrior-Messiah-Judge

Holy Spirit – Logistics

What must I believe about Jesus to receive eternal life?

Jesus Christ is Elohim, I AM; why is this truism eternally relevant concerning your life in Time and in Eternity?

IS it essential that one searching the Scriptures seeking eternal life by faith believe that Jesus Christ is Elohim, our Creator, in order to honor the Father’s will concerning faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, for the remission of sin? NO!

Our Heavenly Father is compassionately willing to accept you just as your are, filthy, spiritually ignorant, but possessing a virtuous heart willing to believe and trust in Jesus Christ as Messiah, Lord, Savior, Redeemer, believing that Jesus suffered and died to pay your sin-debt owed the Father, a debt that you could never pay yourself.

The Father is willing to accept this faith contractually and enter into covenant relationship with you and assign you His Holy Spirit to take-up residence within you (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16) and initiate a good-work in your life by cleaning away the filth and stains of the defiled World making you a New Man or a New Woman (2 Corinthians 5:17) who aligns with the Father’s will as the Holy Spirit becomes your Teacher, Tutor, Guide, Intercessor, in the daily process of transformation referred to theologically as “sanctification” (Galatians 5:16).

It is during the life-long process of sanctification that the Holy Spirit tutors you and prepares you for service in the New Jerusalem as a servant of Elohim, forever (1 John 2:27). One of the most relevant lessons taught by the Spirit to the faithful in Jesus Christ is the necessity for Messiah’s deity and the Spirit opens one’s eyes to the irrefutable truth that Jesus Christ is Elohim, I AM, God, in flesh and could be no less (Genesis 1; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1).

Anyone who is truly redeemed by faith in Jesus as their Lord and is walking in covenant relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit is their Tutor, Teacher, they will know without a shadow of doubt that Jesus is Elohim our Creator (Genesis 1), our Warrior (Genesis 3:15; 1 John 3:8b) and our Messiah (John 3). The faithful in Jesus will know their God, Immanuel, and worship Him as same.

A compassionate warning,

If you name the Name of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior but you do not see the necessity for His deity; if you name the Name of Jesus Christ as your Savior but do not believe that Jesus is I AM, God, Elohim, you are NOT redeemed from sin, you do NOT possess the Holy Spirit who is Guarantor of covenant relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14); therefore, if you’re absent the Holy Spirit, you remain in your sin (John 8:24) and you are therefore on your own and on the road to Perdition where you will ultimately lose both body and soul in Hell subsequent the Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15).

Conclusion to the matter,

Jesus said that you would know them by their fruit; that is, their works, they way the act but the tell-tale fruit of the Christian that differentiates them from every religion, sect, cult, in the entire World is this, the true Christian knows intuitively through the Spirit that Jesus Christ is I AM, eternally.

Is Jesus created or Creator?

Skeptic asked: “If Jesus is not a Created Being, how can He be called the Son of God? (John 5:26) says the Father granted the Son to have Life.”

Christian response,

Jesus was ordained to have “life” in flesh before the foundation of the World as the Gospel, the New Covenant, has been the Father’s battle strategy by which He would destroy the works of the Devil through the Son’s selfless love at Golgotha (2 Timothy 1:8-10; 1 John 3:8b).

Jesus took on “life” as we know it in flesh in order to offer Himself as the Spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World (Philippians 2; John 1:29) via fulfillment of the blood atoning mandates first pictured in Genesis 3:21 and articulated under Law in Leviticus 17:11.

Jesus is God, Jesus is Spirit, having manifest in flesh so that YOU might have a path to life in the Kingdom through reconciliation with the Father by grace through faith in Jesus as your Messiah via the forgiveness of sin (John 3). The Father ordained the “life” of Jesus the “person” and the Holy Spirit initiated that life through the womb of a virgin woman (Genesis 3:15) for the purposes of circumventing the sin-nature passed through the genome of Adam (Romans 5:12). No ordinary “man” born of Adam could accomplish this task, only Jesus, the God-MAN walked before us and the Father absent sin and gave Himself for you that you might find life in His Name (John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

“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

Do Christians Sin?

Do Christians sin?

Yes, Christians do sin; please allow me to explain.

When an individual sincerely repents of their sin and with a sincere heart believes that Jesus Christ is Lord and that Jesus died for them on the Cross at Golgotha to pay their sin-debt, a debt owed the Father that they could never pay themselves, that individual is instantaneously made “positionally right” with the Father; what does this mean?

When one enters into covenant relationship with the Father by faith in the Son, Jesus Christ, they receive the IMPUTATION of Jesus’ perfection-righteousness (the gift of Jesus’ sinless perfection) into and over their life, forever (John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21). In addition, the one redeemed (purchased at a price) by faith in Jesus also receives the Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit who is the Guarantor of covenant relationship with the Father, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14); in addition, the redeemed in Jesus also receive a ”new-nature” that wars against the old sin-nature received from our father, Adam (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 5:12) and a struggle between the two-natures ensues (Ephesians 4:22-32).

At this juncture, it is very important to understand a most relevant truism; sinful human kind can find righteousness (a right standing) with the Father ONLY by trusting in the Son, Jesus Christ, and receiving the righteousness, sinless purity, of the Son imputed into our life by faith and it is only by the imputation of Messiah’s perfection that the Father agrees, by covenant promise (Hebrews 8:12), to NOT see our sin by “choice” and the Father then declares the redeemed in Jesus “not guilty” of past-present-future sins.

The Father’s volitional decision-choice to forgive our sins is NOT based upon our worthiness before or subsequent covenant relationship but the Father’s “choice” to forgive our sin is based solely upon what His Son did for us on the Cross by fulfilling the mandates of Leviticus 17:11 relevant to blood atonement for sin (John 3:16).

Therefore, do not walk in the prevailing deception believing that once redeemed by faith in Jesus, having been declared “positionally right” with the Father by faith; having received the indwelling Holy Spirit; having received a new-nature that naturally loves God and wants to please Him as an obedient child, that you are sinless in reality as you remain encumbered by a body of decaying flesh that is stained and dying in sin (Romans 3:23; Romans 7:14-25).

Consider this,

Jesus, in the New Covenant, enhanced personal culpability concerning the law by the inclusion of mens rea or the “guilty mind” or the “thought life;” in other words, no longer would a man or woman be required to actually physiologically commit an offense toward the Father to be culpable for sin but Jesus taught that the mere “thoughts” of mankind are subject to judgment (Matthew 5:21-27); therefore, the Christian who remains in this World encumbered by a body of decaying flesh and sin does NOT walk in perfect righteousness with consistency but the Christian does sin in word, thought, deed, from time to time; therefore, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who sustain us, make intercession for us, while the Father “chooses” to not see our sin as the Father only sees the perfection, the righteousness, of His dear Son in us; this is grace and mercy beyond human comprehension.

The Apostle John via the Holy Spirit tells the Christian that if we sin He, the Father, is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9)…why?

First of all, the Father would ask, “What sin?” as He has affirmatively made the divine “choice” to not see our sin, but 1 John 1:9 is not relevant to our covenant relationship with the Father, 1 John 1:9 is relevant for the Christian who sins and the benefits of the promise are for “conscience sake” not righteousness sake; that is, there is no greater GIFT than the peace and assurance provided by the indwelling Holy Spirit to the one redeemed by faith in Jesus (Romans 5:1) and when our sin-nature results in a temporary compromise with the World, the Spirit convicts the conscience and draws us back into obedience through a momentary loss of peace and intimacy with the Father; therefore, we apologize to our Father as a loving child NOT to reestablish covenant relationship as that is secure, forever, through the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14) but we apologize to reestablish INTIMACY and well-being with our Heavenly Father as life void that intimacy is simply not worth enduring.

Grace, a license to sin?

Some may ask, is the Father’s grace and mercy relevant to sin in the life of a Christian a license for the Christian to sin and compromise with the World void conscience? Absolutely NOT! It is the Holy Spirit walking the redeemed in Jesus in the process of sanctification that methodically guides them, teaches them, in the Father’s will and this is accomplished through the conscience (1 John 2:27; Galatians 5:16); therefore, anyone who names the Name of Jesus Christ as their Lord and walks in compromise with the World and in its defilement void conscience this person is spiritually deceived and the Spirit does not indwell them; therefore, they remain in their sin.

Jesus clearly said that you can recognize the Father’s children from the World by what they do, by their affections and their loyalties i.e., their “fruit” (Matthew 7:15-20). Though sin always crouches at the door of the Christian’s life in Time, they are victorious because of the Father’s grace, the Son’s faithfulness, the Spirit’s sanctification because greater is He that is in the Christian than He that controls the World’s affections (1 John 4:4).

8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us…10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous…

America has reached a breaking point; what are Christian Patriots to do?

America has reached a breaking point, what are Christian Patriots to do? Where is our leadership?

America’s Constitutional Republic was created specifically for a moral and religious people and it is wholly inadequate to govern those who choose to follow Satan, his WOKENESS agenda, represented by the Democrat – Progressive – Marxist Party of the United States.

Our Founders collaborated with the intent of constructing and implementing a very limited form of Federal Government, a representative republic or representative democracy where the tentacles of Government were prohibited, by design, from intruding into the personal lives of the citizenry thereby permitting every man, woman, child, maximized freedom to pursue their God-given talents as contributing members of a capitalistic society with the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness.

Our Founders were fully cognizant of the fact that a limited Government exercising limited intrusion into the personal lives of the citizenry mandated that an overwhelming majority of the citizenry be morally and ethically constrained by the indwelling Spirit of God; hence, the presence of a Church steeple visible from almost every quadrant of early townships throughout the Colonies.

Our Founders, many represented by Christian men who possessed an abiding faith in Jesus Christ, understood that unless Jesus was King and the Holy Spirit was the logistical support in constraining the sin-nature of man through sanctification via the “new-nature” in Christ, the American experiment of maximized freedom for the individual and maximized restraint upon Government intrusion would ultimately fail and be replaced by tyranny e.g., subservience to totalitarianism.

Beginning in the late 1800’s-early 1900’s under the leadership of progressive nitwits like John Dewey AKA “the father of modern education,” a radical shift from freedom of the individual to conformity to the the group was introduced first into the American classroom and proved successful as a form of control over the thoughts of the individual who was coerced into acquiescing to the will of authoritarianism, the “elite” in society, a subtle form of the bourgeoisie who found Progressivism a valuable tool for power, control, over the newly forming proletariat comprised primarily of lower-to-lower middle class American students.

Subsequently, Dewey and Darwin and Marx and Sanger were slowly infused into the heart and minds of American youth via education/biological sciences-humanities, Hollywood, print media, the GRU/KGB post WWII, the Democrat Party that whored itself to Marxism and Darwinism-Atheism and Racism.

Today, in America, the Progressive-Marxist-Democrat Party of WOKEISM has finally captured the hearts and minds of Gen-X, Millennial’s and Gen-Z far too many of whom represent the Devil via societal immorality and these are the antithesis of sustainable American values; therefore, America has finally reached a breaking point where either a day of reckoning resembling America’s war with the Democrat Party from 1861-1865 is repeated and the Democrat Party is systematically dismantled, reorganized as a political party espousing some form of American values or America dies in apostasy, abortion, perversion, confusion, atheism. Christian Patriots will stand now or our posterity will suffer in unconscionable tyranny until our Lord’s 2nd-Advent. Where are our Christian leaders?

This current breech in American values is nothing less than the war between good v. evil and though Jesus is our victory our Nation and our posterity are our responsibility; therefore, do we surrender our posterity to Satan or do we fight?

Did Jesus teach conformity to law or grace-mercy through faith via the Holy Spirit?

Did Jesus teach conformity to Law or grace and mercy through faith? Should we teach others to conform to Law or the Spirit?

Jesus entered Time under Law (Galatians 4:4) and came to proselytize those under Law in the freedom of grace and mercy through faith (John 3). If the Law was the path to righteousness and holiness, Jesus would not have needed to suffer and die for our sin (Galatians 2:21).

The Law Covenant is NOTHING but a definer of sin and culpability (Romans 3:20) and a Tutor to point the children of Israel to their need for a Messiah and once Messiah came and fulfilled the righteous mandates of the Law for us, we are no longer under Law but under grace through faith in Jesus via the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:24; Romans 6:14).

People intuitively know the law as it is written upon their heart by our Creator at conception (Romans 2:14-15; Genesis 1:26-28); therefore, what people actually need in their life is redemption by faith in Jesus and the indwelling Holy Spirit guiding them in God’s will, the moral law, through the conscience via sanctification; therefore, our efforts as servants of God the Father must be to point others NOT to conformity to Law in legalism but faith in Jesus and allow the anointing of the Holy Spirit to create in them the New Man and the New Woman seeking obedience to the Father’s will out of love for God through sanctification and NOT in fear of law and punishment.

Deterrence via fear through legalistic law keeping is easily rationalized away by the sin-nature as evidenced by Israel’s repeated failures to please the Father through law keeping; Israel’s repeated rejection of the Father’s grace through faith are examples of legalistic futility; therefore, Jesus provides the only Way (John 14:6) to the Father’s heart (John 6:29); that is, trusting in Jesus as Lord (John 3); receive the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14); receive the “new nature” integral with the “new birth” (John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:17) and walk in intimacy with the Father via obedience to the Spirit via the conscience via sanctification as the Spirit prepares you for service in the New Jerusalem (Galatians 5:16). This is God’s will for your life as you become His family, His child, His beloved, forever, through faith in the Son as your Messiah via covenant promise (Hebrews 8:12).

Vain attempts at conformity to letters kills the soul but obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit provided the redeemed in Jesus is life and peace, forever (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Law of the Spirit? Torah Law or Moral Law of Conscience?

The Law of the Spirit? (Romans 8:2) Torah Law or Moral Law of Conscience?

Elohim gave the moral law first to the angels as an arbiter of free will and this law judged Satan of covetousness and the one-third of the angelic creation that followed Satan in the rebellion ultimately leading to the creation of matter, Time, our Universe, our genome as a temporary repository for this destructive war.

Elohim then infused the moral law of conscience into the human genome on the 6th-Day as He created human kind in His spiritual image (Genesis 1:26-28) and imparted certain communicable attributes of Elohim into humanity, one being the moral law which was to act as an arbiter of free will and a bulwark against societal implosion via unrestrained narcissism (Romans 2:14-15); second; the moral law will be used to ensure due process at the Judgment of the Condemned manifesting subsequent Messiah’s Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:11-15) as all of humanity will be “without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

This moral law of conscience, given humanity thousands of years before Sinai, judged the Adamic and Noahic generations of defilement and Elohim judged all but eight to death in water. This same moral law was foundational to the creation of man’s law such as the Code of Hammurabi.

When Elohim set apart a people group for His eschatological purposes via Abraham-Isaac-Jacob (Israel), He etched into stone and led Moses to scratch upon parchment certain specific laws that are nothing more than a reiteration of the moral law of conscience with some specificity concerning Jacob’s children and their conduct among pagan tribes serving pagan gods that relentlessly sought Israel’s compromise.

The Law Covenant and the Torah Law was and IS relevant ONLY to a very minuscule fragment of societal totality and that Torah Law is nothing more than a reiteration of the moral law of conscience with specificity. The Law Covenant and Torah Law are NOT the Law of the Spirit but the moral law of conscience, extant from the creation of the angels, is the law written upon our heart and arbitrated by the Holy Spirit via the conscience via sanctification which is a far superior form of behavioral modification seeing that the anointing of the Spirit works with the New Creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) to form the new-man who is indwelt by God as opposed to the Torah Law etched in cold, unyielding stone and scratched upon parchment condemning the old sin-nature void the Spirit that inevitably led to failure and condemnation because of compromise; therefore, the letter kills but the Spirit gives life (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Torah Law is NOT on the heart and mind of most Christians as they walk in sanctification but the Spirit walks them methodically in the moral law that is infinitely more expansive and relevant to every thought of the human mind and in the New Covenant, Messiah enhanced the law to include mens rea or the thought life (Matthew 5:27-28) and now even our thoughts are judged and are liable, culpable, before God; therefore, walking in the anointing of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16; 1 John 2:27) with the New Nature loving God is the only way to please the Father and prepare for life in the New Jerusalem.

Did Jesus teach conformity to Law or grace, mercy, through faith?

Did Jesus teach conformity to Law or grace and mercy through faith? Should we teach others to conform to Law or the Spirit?

Jesus entered Time under Law (Galatians 4:4) and came to proselytize those under Law in the freedom of grace and mercy through faith (John 3). If the Law was the path to righteousness and holiness, Jesus would not have needed to suffer and die for our sin (Galatians 2:21).

The Law is NOTHING but a definer of sin and culpability (Romans 3:20) and a Tutor to point the children of Israel to their need for a Messiah and once Messiah came and fulfilled the righteous mandates of the Law for us, we are no longer under Law but under grace through faith in Jesus via the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:24; Romans 6:14).

People intuitively know the law…it’s on their heart (Romans 2:14-15)…what people need is redemption by faith in Jesus and the indwelling Holy Spirit guiding them in God’s will through the conscience via sanctification; therefore, our efforts as servants of God the Father must be to point others NOT to conformity to Law but faith in Jesus and allow the anointing of the Holy Spirit to create in them the New man and the New woman seeking obedience out of love for God not in fear of law and punishment.

Perversion of Matthew 7:21-23 to justify self-righteousness through Law…

Man’s perversion of Matthew 7:21-23 to justify self-righteousness through Law…

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [s]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB)

You err in your interpretation of Matthew 7:21-23. Jesus, in this discourse, is approached by those who cite their worthiness via their good works done in the Name of our Lord yet Jesus rejects them and tells them He never knew them…how can this be?

These people, in their self-righteousness, relied upon their works to please the Father and earn their own way into the Kingdom and Jesus plainly tells them that they NEVER entered into covenant relationship with Him or the Father by faith as they never acquiesced to the Father’s will; that is, “to believe in the One He has sent into the World” to provide blood atonement for sin (John 6:29); therefore, Jesus said I don’t know you…depart from me you who work iniquity.

Those works that are done apart from covenant relationship by faith in Jesus are equated by the Father as filthy rags (a bloody menstrual cloth in the Hebrew)…they mean NOTHING (Isaiah 64:6) until such time an individual trusts in Jesus and establishes covenant relationship and receives the indwelling Holy Spirit and ONLY those works done by and through the Spirit please the Father and validate one’s faith as legitimate. It is by faith, alone, in Jesus, alone, that the Father is pleased (1 John 2:23).