Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Paradox

(John 14:6 The Scriptures 1998+) יהושע said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
(John 6:44 The Scriptures 1998+) “No one is able to come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I shall raise him up in the last day.

No one comes to the Father but through the Son, and no one can come to the Son except the Father draws him to the Son. (Please see Enter Into His Rest)

Please hold this thought for now.

It seems that circle of the Father and the Son is a closed circle.

How then can one enter into this closed circle?

What does Yahushua mean He is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life?

What does He mean "no one is able to come to Him"?

What does He mean "unless the Father draws him"?

Do not we see and hear preachers preach to come to Yahushua?

Please pause a moment and ask the Father, in the name of Yahushua Messiah to give us understanding. Ahmein!!!

I would like to bring in remembrance to you several snippets of Bible Stories that has led me to this subject I am sharing in this essay.

Confirmation

First of all, I would like to remind you that YHWH, Our One True Elohim, our heavenly Father, does not leave His children alone. From the very beginning of mankind, His hand was there. Leaving us clues so that we can confirm data that finds us.

Even now, even though the world is full of evil around us, we still perceive and experience good in it because the Father in His mercy has put the restrainer (2Th 2:7) to restrain evil to what we can handle (1Co 10:13).

(1Co 10:13 The Scriptures 1998+) No trial has overtaken you except such as is common to man, and Elohim is trustworthy, who shall not allow you to be tried beyond what you are able, but with the trial shall also make the way of escape, enabling you to bear it.

However, when the restrainer releases, all those who are not sealed of YHWH will see and experienced the utter evil that will come upon this world. That day is very, very near (Rev 9:4).

I know that is a whole lot to swallow. It was for me when I first heard it. Anyone can clear that thought ONLY after sometime of personal relationship with the Father. But I just want you to chew on it. And hopefully at the end of this essay, you will come to consider that viewpoint, and hopefully, eventually, one can also clear it to be Stable Data as well. (see How To Build Stable Data)

Unless one gets a confirmation one will not know for certain whether one is grounded on the rock or on the sand.

One could be having a form of reverence but denying its power, an empty belief. This can happen to one if one relies on the reasonings of men.

(2Ti 3:5 The Scriptures 1998+)  having a form of reverence1 but denying its power. And turn away from these! Footnote: 1See 2Ti 3:13, Isa. 24:5-6, Mt. 24:12, Rom. 1:30-31, 2 Thess. 2:3-11.

One is grounded on the sand in ignorance. When a storm (delusions) arrives one will succumb and fall down, in ignorance. Ignorance of the "Torah and the Testimony" is not an excuse.

(Hos 4:6 The Scriptures 1998+)  “My people have perished for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being priest for Me. Since you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I also forget your children.

Fortunately, Yahushua has given us information through the gospels about confirmations so that we would know for certain. That data we hear and receive might become Stable Data. Mind you, some of these data can become Stable Data only through personal relationship with the Father.

Here is a snippet from the story of a Pharisee who believed in Yahushua

(John 3:11 The Scriptures 1998+)  “Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak what We know and witness what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.

What I am writing, are the things I know personally. In the same way as what anyone would do. However, heavenly things are different.

The Bible may speak of things one may not understand, until one has gone through the same experience as intended by the writer, and one has cleared what was spoken and became Stable Data to one. (see How To Build Stable Data)

When one is already grounded on the fiction mixed with truth it becomes harder to differentiate truth. And at this point, Only the Father in heaven can help one. Because no one can come to Yahushua unless the Father draws him. Even if one claims to believe in Yahushua, but one's beliefs are based on the truths mixed with fiction. It is an empty belief. And one will not even recognize a confirmation.

(John 3:12 The Scriptures 1998+)  “If you do not believe when I spoke to you about earthly matters, how are you going to believe when I speak to you about the heavenly matters?

Data about the "Torah and the Testimony" can become Stable Data only when it is received first and believed. And remember, Yahushua Messiah is the "Living Torah" -- the "Word Of Elohim" -- "Torah" means the "instructions, teachings, commands, words" of YHWH, our Father.

(John 3:13 The Scriptures 1998+)  “And no one has gone up into the heaven except He who came down from the heaven – the Son of Aḏam.

Here Nichodemus wants to learn more from Yahushua's teachings. Nichodemus is a Pharisee, is an expert of the Torah -- the "Word of YHWH". And yet here he struggles to understand. But unlike the rest of the Pharisees, he is seeking YHWH.

If we backed up a little bit, Yahushua was just in the wedding where He turned water into wine.

(John 2:11 The Scriptures 1998+)  This, the beginning of the signs, יהושע did in Qanah of Galil, and manifested His esteem. And His taught ones believed in Him.

After which He went to the temple in Jerusalem and drove out the people doing commerce there.

(John 2:17 The Scriptures 1998+)  And His taught ones remembered that it was written, “The ardour for Your house has eaten Me up.”  (Psa. 69:9)

Please note "His disciples *remembered* that this was already written" or "prophesied". These are *confirmations* of what they have already come to know, they are connecting the dots.

(John 2:18 The Scriptures 1998+)  And the Yehuḏim answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You are doing these?”
(John 2:19 The Scriptures 1998+)  יהושע answered and said to them, “Destroy this Dwelling Place, and in three days I shall raise it.”

Please note here, Yahushua is planting dots for His disciples also to connect the dots later on. (John 2:22)

(John 2:20 The Scriptures 1998+)  Then the Yehuḏim said, “It took forty-six years to build this Dwelling Place, and You are going to raise it in three days?”
(John 2:21 The Scriptures 1998+)  But He spoke about the Dwelling Place of His body.
(John 2:22 The Scriptures 1998+)  So, when He was raised from the dead, His taught ones remembered that He said this to them. And they believed the Scripture and the word which יהושע had said.

Again, John 2:22 is another confirmation given to them, so that they can connect this dot about Him after His resurrection, and that this would become Stable Data to them. He knew they are not yet grounded on Stable Data about Him, although they believed in Him, their belief can still be washed away.

Their relationship with Him, their firsthand knowledge about Him is what will ground them in Stable Data.

(John 2:23 The Scriptures 1998+)  And when He was in Yerushalayim at the Passover, at the festival, many believed in His Name when they saw the signs which He was doing.
(John 2:24 The Scriptures 1998+)  But יהושע was not entrusting Himself to them, because He knew all men,
(John 2:25 The Scriptures 1998+)  and had no need that anyone should witness of man, for He knew what was in man.

Now, here is an important example Yahushua has for us. Though many believed on Him because of the miracles He did. He was not entrusting Himself to men, because He knew what was in man. Because He specifically leave dots or points that one can confirm later with His disciples.

He also fulfilled what was written about Him so those who are watching for His coming, they can ticked off those dots about Him.

Please note, when this happens, when one is able to ticked off a dot, personally, firsthand, that dot becomes Stable Data, and one becomes grounded on Absolute Truth, absolutely. One becomes grounded on the rock.

This rock foundation is what each one should seek and strive to have. It can only be gained through personal experienced with the Father.

Here is another snippet:

(John 1:45 The Scriptures 1998+)  Philip found Nethanĕ’l and said to him, “We have found Him whom Mosheh wrote of in the Torah, and the prophets: יהושע of Natsareth – the son of Yosĕph.”

Please note here, this men knew some dots, if not all, about the Messiah, otherwise they would not have said here, that they have found Him.

(John 1:46 The Scriptures 1998+)  And Nethanĕ’l said to him, “Is it possible for any good matter to come out of Natsareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
(John 1:47 The Scriptures 1998+)  יהושע saw Nethanĕ’l coming toward Him, and said of him, “See, truly a Yisra’ĕlite, in whom is no deceit!”
(John 1:48 The Scriptures 1998+)  Nethanĕ’l said to Him, “From where do You know me?” יהושע answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
(John 1:49 The Scriptures 1998+)  Nethanĕ’l answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of Elohim! You are the Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl!”

Notice right here, Nathaniel, was able to connect a dot for himself personally, about the Messiah. That He is the Son of Elohim. Where some of the Pharisees would later consider blasphemy. See, the difference is right knowledge.

(John 1:50 The Scriptures 1998+)  יהושע answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? Greater than that you shall see.”
(John 1:51 The Scriptures 1998+)  And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, from now on you shall see the heaven opened, and the messengers of Elohim ascending and descending upon the Son of Aḏam.”

Now, that they know He is the Son of Elohim, for He came from Elohim. He wants to remind them as well that He is the Son of Adam. Please note, He is from the bosom of the Father, and He is also of the seed of a woman -- Adam.

Throughout the gospel, Yahushua is referred to as the Son of Elohim or the Son of Adam. For He is both.

Another snippet is about the Samaritan woman, at the well, where Yahushua was asking her for water, and turned out she wanted the "Living Water" that she would no longer thirst. The narrative is found in John 4:4 - 43

(John 4:42 The Scriptures 1998+)  And they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this is truly the Messiah, the Saviour of the world.”

Note: This people of Samaria already knew about the Messiah, and this day was their day for they had confirmation that the Messiah has come upon them. This became Stable Data to them because they were able to confirm.

From this few snippets we can gather:

  • Confirmation about the truths are already written for us. We do not need to rely on men's opinions about the truths. 

  • That we need to learn and know some truths before we are able to confirm data -- testimonies, prophecies and the like,

  • And learn how to "rightly divide the word of truth" personally, firsthand, inorder to filter out fiction that have found its way into the truths that make it untruth.

  • Only people who have true knowledge about the testimonies already written are able to connect the dots.

  • The people that believed on Yahushua already knew Him before He arrived, and they were already expecting Him to arrived.

  • Only the people that believed knew when they have found the truth

  • And any data -- testimonies, prophecies, teachings, and the like -- that cannot be confirmed personally, firsthand, is untruth.

And I would like to remind you that we can get confirmation today if we have entered into the closed circle of the Father and the Son. Please hold that thought for a moment.

The Father Preached First 

The story of Abraham is recorded in Genesis chapters 12 to 17.

Abraham heard the message of the Father first, and he believed Him.

The Father first preached to Abraham, and Abraham obeyed.

(Gal 3:8 HRB)  Because YAHWEH knew in advance that the nations would be declared righteous through faith he first preached to Abraham, as it is said in the Holy Scripture, "in you shall all the nations be blessed." (Gen. 12:3)
(Luk 1:55 The Scriptures 1998+)  as He spoke to our fathers, to Aḇraham and to his seed, forever.”
(Acts 3:25 HRB)  You are sons of the prophets and of the covenant which YAHWEH appointed to our fathers, saying to Abraham, "Even in your Seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Gen. 22:18)

Today, one might hear a message -- in the form of a sermon, preaching, or teaching -- about Elohim or about Yahushua.

Some of the people would listen and learn and follow. Some will not. I believe this is just the beginning of our walk with the Father. He is very forgiving, for at this time one is just a baby. And babies fed on milk by their mothers.

(1Pe 2:2 The Scriptures 1998+)  as newborn babes, desire the unadulterated milk of the Word, in order that you grow by it,
(Heb 5:13 The Scriptures 1998+)  For everyone partaking of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
(1Co 3:2 The Scriptures 1998+)  I fed you with milk and not with solid food, for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able,
(Heb 5:12 HRB)  By now you should be teachers because you have been a long time in training; but even now you need to be taught again the beginning fundamentals of the words of YAHWEH, and you are still in need of milk, and not of solid food;

Like Abraham, one believed and followed Elohim, what we might call today, blind faith, but it was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness. And at this point one becomes a believer, like Abraham. And one's belief is reckoned as righteousness, as well.

(Jas 2:23 HRB)  And the Scripture was fulfilled, saying, "And Abraham believed YAHWEH, and it was counted for righteousness to him;" and he was called, Friend of YAHWEH. (Gen. 15:6; Isa. 41:8)
(Gal 3:6 HRB)  Even as Abraham "believed Elohim, and it was counted to him for righteousness." (Gen. 15:6)

But Abraham's walk with the Father does not stop there. We learned he was given many instructions and he continued to believed and obeyed them all.

(Heb 11:8 HRB)  Having been called out by faith, Abraham obeyed to go forth to a place which he was going to receive for an inheritance; and he went out not understanding where he went.
(Gen 26:5 HRB)  because Abraham listened to My voice and heeded My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My Torah.

The narrative portrays Abraham and the Father having a relationship. And his walk continues to this day, our day, through his seed. And his seed are those who believed and obeyed the Father. Because the Father's instructions was repeated over and over again up to Moses.

In the same way, a believer like Abraham are to continue to walk with the Father today. The instructions of YHWH to Abraham was repeated to the children of Israel, through Moses.

And was carried throughout all generations, until the Messiah came as was prophesied. Who like Moses, will deliver the instructions of YHWH, the Father to his children.

(Deut 18:15 The Scriptures 1998+)  “יהוה your Elohim shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brothers. Listen to Him,
(Deut 18:18 The Scriptures 1998+)  ‘I shall raise up for them a Prophet like you out of the midst of their brothers. And I shall put My Words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
(Deut 18:19 The Scriptures 1998+)  ‘And it shall be, the man who does not listen to My Words which He speaks in My Name, I require it of him.

These are the same instructions that were given to Abraham, repeated through Moses, and expounded by Yahushua Messiah.

(Heb 1:1 HRB)  In many ways and in various ways of old, Elohim spoke to the fathers in the prophets;
(Heb 1:2 HRB)  in these last days He has spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed heir of all; and by whom he made the worlds;

Yahushua is the "Word of YHWH" (Rev 19:13, 1:9,2), The "Living Torah" (John 14:6), the promised from YHWH through Moses (Deut 18:15,18,19). The "Living Testimony" (Heb 1:1,2) for our time today of YHWH, the one true Elohim, our Father in heaven.

(Rev 19:13 The Scriptures 1998+)  and having been dressed in a robe dipped in blood – and His Name is called: The Word of יהוה.1 Footnote: 1 John 1:1 & 14.
(Rev 1:9 The Scriptures 1998+)  I, Yoḥanan, both your brother and co-sharer in pressure, and in the reign and endurance of יהושע Messiah, came to be on the island that is called Patmos for the Word of Elohim and for the witness of יהושע Messiah.
(Rev 1:2 The Scriptures 1998+)  who bore witness to the Word of Elohim, and the witness of יהושע Messiah – to all he saw.
(John 14:6 The Scriptures 1998+)  יהושע said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Today the instructions or rather the Word of YHWH are buried in the traditions (fictions) of men, and time is its ally. But fortunately, we are given a standard by which we can dust off these traditions of men to know the absolute true instructions of the Father. That we may walk with Him. And that standard is the "Torah and the Testimony". (see How To Know If A Bible Doctrine Is True)

(Isa 8:20 HRB)  To the Torah and to the Testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no light to them!
(Rev 19:10 The Scriptures 1998+)  And I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “See, do not do it! I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who possess the witness of יהושע. Worship Elohim! For the witness of יהושע is the spirit of prophecy.”

In other words: The "Torah" is the Word of YHWH given to Moses, the "Testimony" is the "writings and the prophets" that bears testimony to the "Torah". The "Torah and the Testimony" is the "Tanakh" or the "Old Testament", what is referred to as the "Scriptures" in the Bible.

And in these last days, the "Word of YHWH" and the "Testimony" is Yahushua Messiah. Which is recorded in the "gospels" and the letters, and the "Testimony" of Yahushua -- the Revelation of John, in the "New Testament".

These two books, called the Bible, bears testimony of YHWH, the one true Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

After one has grown with the Father through His ministers, through whatever churches or denominations one has come. Then one is to continue on seeking Him (Isa 55:6), through one's own volition, to learn about His instructions, and one is expected to believe and obey, just like Abraham. For He has already called and led one to know a little bit about Him.

(Isa 55:6 The Scriptures 1998+)  Seek יהוה while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near.

And when one does, it is at this point that He will lead one unto Yahushua who will then lead one to all the truth about YHWH, the Father (John 6:44, 14:6).

And one is said to now have a relationship with the Father and the Son. And one should be able to confirm that relationship, that one is in the closed circle of the Father and the Son. For Yahushua has given us that promised that "on that day" we should know that we may believe, and at that point our belief becomes an Absolute Truth -- Stable Data.

It is also at this point in one's faith that Paul describes as one having an empty belief (2Ti 3:5), but does not know about it. So my very message is to bring home that we must strive to gain that confirmation that was promised to us, that we may be certain that we are indeed in the circle of the Father and the Son.

One such method of the adversary that I would like to point out is the discussion about the "Godhead". The adversary is very cunning, but know this, his objective is to "usurp" worship due to YHWH, the Father, the One True Elohim. Always remember that. And uses the words "God" and "Godhead" to mean to be worshiped. To do that he has introduced several doctrines about the "Godhead". To misled and divide the assembly of Yahushua into several groups around the issue about the "Godhead".

Cleverly covering the command to worship YHWH, The Father, the One True Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And Yahushua -- the "Word of YHWH" also reminds us to worship the Father. (Mat 4:10, Lk 4:8, John 4:23, Rev 14:7, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:9)

(Luk 4:8 The Scriptures 1998+) And יהושע answering him, said, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it has been written, ‘You shall worship יהוה your Elohim, and Him only you shall serve.’
(John 4:23 The Scriptures 1998+) “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him.
(Rev 22:9 RNKJV) Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship YHWH.

I suggest one must also take heed of the revelation of The Names of the Father and the Son. So that these things about the "Godhead" might get helped to clear.

Please see:

Here's what Yahushua promised: He will send us "another Helper" AND we know Him for He STAYS with us, and shall be IN us. (John 14:18,16,17) And this is the confirmation with which we ought to know personally, firsthand. (Please see The Comforter)

(John 14:18 The Scriptures 1998+)  “I shall not leave you orphans – I am coming to you.
(John 14:16 The Scriptures 1998+)  “And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever –
(John 14:17 The Scriptures 1998+)  the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you.

If one does not experience this, it only means one is not really walking with YHWH. One only has a form of reverence but denying its power. An empty belief. (2Ti 3:5)

If one truly walks with the Father. One would find out that the instructions given through Moses to the children of Israel, was the same instructions given through Yahushua Messiah.

(Mat 22:36 The Scriptures 1998+)  “Teacher, which is the great command in the Torah?”
(Mat 22:37 The Scriptures 1998+)  And יהושע said to him, “ ‘You shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’
(Mat 22:38 The Scriptures 1998+)  “This is the first and great command.
(Mat 22:39 The Scriptures 1998+)  “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
(Mat 22:40 The Scriptures 1998+)  “On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.”
(Mat 5:17 The Scriptures 1998+)  “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets.1 I did not come to destroy but to complete. Footnote: 1The Law and the Prophets is a term used for the pre-Messianic Scriptures.
(Mat 5:18 The Scriptures 1998+)  “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.1 Footnote: 1 Lk. 16:17.

See, here is the qualification to that confirmation:

(John 14:15 The Scriptures 1998+)  “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands.1 Footnote: 1See Ex. 20:6, John 14:21,23, 1 John 5:2-3, 2 John v. 6.

And the next verse says, "And I shall ask the Father to send you another Helper..." (John 14:16)

And remember, His commands are the commands of YHWH, the Father. (John 14:24)

(John 14:24 The Scriptures 1998+)  “He who does not love Me does not guard My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father Who sent Me.

Now here is the confirmation that we can expect to experience to confirm that we have indeed entered into the closed circle of the Father and the Son.

(John 14:21 The Scriptures 1998+)  “He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”

If one truly loves the Father and the Son, the Helper will lead one to the other truths as well, so that one may continue with one's walk with the Father and the Son.

(John 14:26 The Scriptures 1998+)  “But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, He shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.

And then, one should be able to confirm the Father and the Son in one's heart. This should be our striving in our walk with the Father and the Son.

(John 14:23 The Scriptures 1998+)  יהושע answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he shall guard My Word. And My Father shall love him, and We shall come to him and make Our stay with him.

Please note: The Father and the Son shall make their stay with us. That is both of them. And Yahushua promised us that on that day we will know, that we may believed. And when this happens, it becomes an Absolute Truth -- a Stable Data.

If this has not happened yet, then something is awfully missing. And one must seek YHWH while He can still be found. And follow His commands. Yahushua Messiah is the "commands" of YHWH.

(John 17:3 The Scriptures 1998+) “And this is everlasting life, that they should know You, the only true Elohim, and יהושע Messiah whom You have sent.
(Isa 55:6 The Scriptures 1998+)  Seek יהוה while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near.
(Isa 55:7 The Scriptures 1998+)  Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much.

YHWH Bless You!!!

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