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DO YOU BELIEVE or Just Follow ?
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Posted by: admin on Thu, Mar 11, 2010
Know if you believe or if your just following someone else?
DO YOU BELIEVE or Just Follow ?
By Bishop Jimmie W. Warren
I want you to read this slowly and think and pray over it to see if you truly believe what Jesus Yeshua Messiah told us all to do ,which is to truly BELIEVE what he taught about the kingdom of our Father God!
“Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. (Jesus goes on to say)” for I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” (John 12:44-50 )
Yeshua Messiah our Lord “Jesus the Messiah” made a NEW COVENANT TO FOLLOW and believe in! A real Servant of Christ preaches what he is told to preach not whatever he wants to preach or is told by some headquarters back somewhere , who gives doctrines to preach not even of the Bible. If your church is doing this maybe you should read the bible and check up on what you are being told? I did this years ago and left a church who preached the law and man made laws.
We are told in (Romans 6:7) that we are freed from sin when we have died with Christ. I believe this is where the law of life in Christ Jesus comes forth. Knowing that our old self was crucified with Him when we were buried with Him into His death on the cross. A major heresy came into the church many centuries ago when man was told that his baptism was the door opener into church membership. I want to encourage you to make sure your baptism into the death of Jesus brought the right things into your new walk with Him. Our church member ship is described in (Hebrews 12:22-24).
This is the reason to be baptized and receive the Holy Spirit who lives in us and who teaches us the law all the time!! It is also to kill the old man from the law that would kill us all if it were not for Messiah’s death and resurrection.
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” ( Mark 1:14-15)
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (John 20:31)
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)
“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings, for both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (Hebrews 2:10-11)
So many church people teach things passed down to them from errors taught to them from their fathers churches, that they do not even bother to check if it is right or wrong teachings but, continue in their religion because they do not study the Bible to see the errors made by men of old?
Are you one of them or do you study to prove yourself worthy to God? Like this little matter,Jesus real name in Hebrew is “YESHUA” think about that, for if we can only be saved by one name! Shouldn’t we use the right one? Just a thought!
“that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:15-21)
Read the words yourself do not rely on just those behind some pulpit who may or may not be reading their own Bibles but, following some church doctrines of lies? Do you believe in the word of God or the word of some Pastor hired by some board to preach church doctrine? I always ask, “prove all things” then by studying the word (Bible) you will know the true Gospel Yeshua himself preached, the Good News, that of the coming kingdom of God, to this earth!
“But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men.” (John 5:34-41)
“ I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” (John 5:43-44)
DO NOT JUST FOLLOW SOME CHURCH, BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT FOLLOW JESUS BUT, are FOLLOWING CHURCH DOGMA AND MAN’S DOCTRINES!
We all need to quit fighting over doctrines and church issues and remember who we are following, even some who follow a little different path but are still following the Lord?
We should all respect each other's spiritual journey and path, and have a willingness to come together in fellowship to spread the Gospel about the Good News of Jesus Yeshua ,regardless of our differences of worship style or minor doctrines, if it is not unto salvation then don’t fight over it. Amen and Amen!
“ Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” (John 17:20-23)
For we are all for Yeshua our Lord aren’t we? YESHUA -JESUS is suppose to be our Leader, Master, Brother and Friend, like most families-- we can differ in our walk but, we are to come into agreement when it comes to following our Father and His will, RIGHT?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) These verses sum it all up very nicely. We need to trust in the Lord with all our hearts, especially in matters of understanding. This means submitting our wills (and our egos) to Him. How many people are truly doing this when studying His word?
From the looks of it, I would guess not too many. If we could all just learn to rely on God to give us understanding instead of trying so hard to understand on our own, “our paths would be made straight” and maybe we could finally be in agreement that it is all about our Lord Jesus, for he did it all so we can be one family!
Jesus said “ if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.” (John. 11:40-44)
You see Even if we die, yet ,shall we live. If we believe as the Bible tells us to believe we can never really die. Remember the mustered seed of faith? I have one taped in my bible, it is the same size as the period at the end of the sentence ( . ) very small seed isn’t it?
Yet to our shame, most do not have that much? DO YOU HAVE BELIEF or NOT?
We all need help to believe because we are weak yet the Lord is strong as he tells this man after raising his child “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” (Mark 9:24)
Let us all Pray for our unbelief, lets be strong in our faith and belief, for the day of the Lord is at hand! Invite your Father God, to do within you what Jesus tells you to do within him. Therefore repeat what he has given all of us to say and do and that is to spread the Gospel of Christ Yeshua to ever creature, his message which has never unchanged ! No , not (for the sake of any ministry /church or man) but, by doing as Jesus Himself preached to all who believed “THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE”.
This is the Gospel of Good News ,the gospel is the soon coming Kingdom of God here on earth.
Be a Good servant, repeat what God himself has given you to say, to those who have no life in them and are still lost in the ways of the world; God Himself has "condemned already" until belief in His only begotten Son. Jesus/Yeshua and who is sent not to save the world, yet, but rather to save those who will have 'Yeshua Messiah' to reign over them and free them from bondage to the ways of the world.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)
It is all about Jesus our Yeshua Messiah and our belief in the words he brought and by which he saved us all. DON’T JUST BE A FOLLOWER READ IT YOURSELF!
Before he went to the cross, Jesus told his disciples that they should not be divided. In a moving prayer, he asked God to make all his followers one, united in the Father's love.
"My prayer is not for them alone," said Jesus of his first disciples. "I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in me and I am in You. May they also be in Us... that they may be one as We are One... May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent me and have loved them even as You have loved me." (John 17:20-23)
We all need to quit judging one another and pray for the unity to worship our Messiah and for His soon coming kingdom Amen!
"…let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." (Revelation 2:7)
ALL IS DONE BY THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM IN CHRIST!
"Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God."(Romans 7:4-6)
I live by my faith, as the Holy Spirit calls and leads me into all freedom, to see, not from the VAIL of the Old Law anymore but, from my heavenly priest "YESHUA Messiah" who now sits at the right hand of Yahweh our God and who holds my personal salvation and your salvation in his hands."Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."(Hebrews 6:12)
Ask yourself , “Are you one who believes through faith in Jesus Christ or are you one who believes in some church who preaches doctrines and laws to keep and by these deny Grace given to us by the blood of our Lord and master Yeshua Messiah? Amen
your humble servant of God
Chaplain/Bishop Jimmie Warren
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