Thus Saith Paul
Romans Chapter Ten
"I Believe! There, I Said It, So Paul, Am I Saved?"
Romans 10:1-3 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
How are the Israelites, whom Paul says he wants to see saved, (and whom in Romans 9, Paul declared his wish to be that "saviour" of), going about trying to establish their own righteousness? And how is their zeal for Yahweh, void of knowledge? Paul has accused Israel of being ignorant of Yahweh's righteousness. Truly, the Pharisees hated Yahshua when He came to them, in the flesh, as a witness that their deeds were evil, but multitudes of Israelites and people from all around, followed Yahshua and listened to His Words. ALL of Isreal did not reject Him, just the fat-headed Pharisees, like Saul/Paul, did- those greedy, slime-balls in power who were threatened by HIM.
If Paul had made a clear distinction between the hypocritcal Pharisees (whom Yahshua said sat in Moses' seat but had the devil for their daddy), and the every day Israelites who believed, loved and followed Yahshua, there would be no reason to take exception to the above mentioned accusations against Israel. However, Paul lumped all the people of Israel together and thus, has proclaimed that Israel worships Yahweh in vain, Israel has no knowledge, (is stupid and ignorant), Israel goes around trying to be self-righteous, and Israel is in rebellion against Yahweh. That's like saying, "There's a smudge of dirt on the wall, so now all the walls in my entire house are filthy!" Tsk, tsk, antichrist Paul.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Because Isreal is so completely, and utterly godless, vain, stupid, self-righteous and blind, (according to Paul who is all knowing and oh so very wise), Paul feels the need to say it's all because they don't see how Yahshua, is the end of the law of Yahweh for righteousness, according to Paul's own teachings. In other words, Israel, including Peter, James, Cephas and John, and the rest of the Real Apostles and followers of Yahshua, rejected Paul and the man is bitter about that! They not only rejected him but they also saw right through his schemes. Even the Pharisees saw through Paul. Though they had rejected Yahshua, they still had some idea about the law of Yahweh and knew that Paul was teaching completely against it.
Acts 21:27-28 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, Crying out, Men of Israel, help: this is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
Paul had the knack for disturbing the peace everywhere he went and spreading hatred against the Israelites all over the world. No matter if the men who opposed Paul were Pharisees or not, they were crying out for help because they knew Paul was the adversary of Isreal. And by his own writings, it's clear that Paul was indeed the enemy of not only Israel, but of Yahshua, His commandments, (Yahweh's law) and all His people too.
How Paul can say that "Jesus" is the end of the law for righteousness, is beyond me. Yahshua came to proclaim the Righteousness of Yahweh, in both Word and deed. He kept the law of Yahweh in the Spirit of humility, love and devotion, which was in stark contrast to the Pharisees' staunch legalism- traditions which they had based on their own, vain ideas. Yahshua, as we have seen, over and over again, in this study, rebuked the legalistic, loveless and merciless traditions of the Pharisees and by example, taught how to walk in the Spirit of the Word of His Father.
However, Paul was an instigator who continually pitted group against group, man against man and caused divisions, strife and outcries all over the land. Yahshua had the same effect, no doubt, on all who did not believe He was the Messiah, but the difference between Paul and Yahshua, is that Yahshua was blameless and righteous. Paul was just a lying, big mouth wannabe who had no true authority whatsoever to say a word against anyone, let alone Israel. Christ is not the end of the law for righteousness at all. Instead, He is the example of how to keep it and how to sincerely worship Yahweh, in Spirit and in Truth. And to reinforce this yet again, here are my two favorite passages of scripture from Yahshua's own mouth:
Matthew 5:17-20 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. :18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. :19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Why should our righteousness exceed the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees? Because the scribes and the Pharisees are the ones who set about to attain their own righteousness, not ALL the ISREALITES. It was the scribes and the Pharisees whom Yahshua continually rebuked, because they were hypocrites, who He also called, "sons of the devil." It was NOT ALL OF ISRAEL whom Yahshua rebuked, but the ones who sat in Moses' seat- meaning, the ones who thought themselves to be teachers of the law, yet didn't even recognize Him and who arranged to have Him put to death. SHAME ON YOU PAUL.
My second favorite scripture passage that puts this in perspective perfectly, is the following:
Mark 7:7-9 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. :8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. :9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Paul knew what Yahshua had taught and what He had said, to whom, so he should have made his accusation perfectly clear, and if he were truly the apostle of the Lamb, he would know that Yahshua never abolished the commandments. Instead, Paul chose to twist everything around, yet again, to suit his own vain imagination, and to accuse the Israelites. Yahshua never accused the Israelites. He DID however, call a dog a dog, when it came to the Pharisees, of which group, Paul boasts to have been, in fact, "even ABOVE his fellows." That should be a BIG CLUE that Paul is the top DOG of dogs.
Romans 10:5-9 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. :6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) :7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) :8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; :9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
First of all, Moses only delivered the law of Yahweh to the Israelites. The commandments of Yahweh were not Moses' laws, but the very laws of Yahweh, Creator of Heaven and of earth and of the seas and of all that is in them. It was not Moses who said we have to heed the commandments of Yahweh, but Yahweh Himself, and He also said:
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Yahweh gave us His law for our lives, so that whoever obeys His commandments, may LIVE and that's why Yahweh said, "CHOOSE LIFE." And I'm not referring to the sacrificing of animals or temple rituals of any kind, as Yahshua was the final, and perfect sacrifice for our sins, WHEN WE REPENT AND QUIT SINNING. He is now our High Priest- Our Prophet, Priest and KING and therefore, we no longer need to perform dead rituals. In the performing of these rituals, we deny HIM through and through. He is ALL WE NEED. His commandments are GOOD and in being doers of them, by the Spirit of Truth, we find LIFE not BONDAGE. So Paul is trying to say that the law of Yahweh, that came by Moses, is OLD AND DIDN"T WORK SO THAT'S WHY HIS NEW LAW OF FAITH IS BETTER WHEN IT'S NOT!
His line of reasoning here doesn't even make any sense. He says, "the righteousness that is of faith, speaks on this wise- say not in your heart, who shall ascend into heaven?" Well, what that has to do with the law Yahweh gave through Moses, is beyond me. He is equating the idea of thinking to bring Christ down from Heaven to teach us, with what Yahweh said- how when we believe in Yahshua, and keep Yahweh's commandments as exemplified for us all through Yahshua, His Son, then the WORD is in us. How can it be IN US if we deny what the WORD SAYS? Paul's trying to make a distinction between keeping the law and having true faith, when in all actuality, you CAN'T keep the law of Yahweh, without FAITH! AND, you can't have FAITH in Yahweh either, unless you actually DO what He says, since not doing it, proves you don't believe HIM. Yahshua spoke the word of His FATHER, not His own words. And, Yahweh doesn't change.
What Paul is doing, yet again, is taking the garbage of the Pharisees, and pinning it on ALL OF ISRAEL, and further saying that HIS FAITH IS WHAT YOU MUST BELIEVE TO BE SAVED. He said,
Romans 10:8-9 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; :9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
This is only a third of the truth, as we have seen. YES we must believe in the Son of Yahweh- Yahshua Ha Mashiach, in order to be saved. He IS the Messiah after all. And YES we must believe that He is ALIVE- That He is raised to life by the Spirit of Yahweh in Him- as HE Himself said, that He has the power to lay down His life and the power to take it up again. YES!! If we don't believe that, then how can we say we believe HIM, since HE said it?
SALVATION IS NOT ACCORDING TO PAUL'S TEACHINGS AT ALL! If we believe Paul's teachings, we are just being dragged into MORE of the religiousity Yahshua HATES because Paul teaches that keeping the commandments of Yahweh is actually WRONG and in fact, that whoever keeps (is of the works of Yahweh's law) is CURSED. So Paul, in his conniving, little mind, has managed to take the rebukes against the Pharisees which Yahshua made, turn it all around and blame the LAW ITSELF for the fall of Israel. But the truth is, Israel fell, because Isreal didn't keep the law. Israel fell because of the influence of fat-headed Pharisees, who rejected the law fully, yet proclaimed to be teachers of it. Israel fell, because Israel became slaves to the leaders of them and that's WHY Yahshua came! He came to set them FREE from that bondage to liars which was killing them. He taught them the truth and laid His own life down for them, so they wouldn't have to be slaves to liars and their greedy, legalistic systems anymore.
Paul cannot state that the law of Yahweh is to blame. Disobedience is to blame, and so, Paul has intituted a new way to do things: "forget the legalistic laws of ISRAEL (which in fact is NOT the case at all but rather, he should have said, of the PHARISEES) and follow ME instead! I'm the liar who has the better story after all! If you follow me, you won't have to keep that law that Yahshua rebuked (which He didn't- except the traditions of men) Instead, you can follow me, still be saved and serve MY CHURCH!!"
We'll get into the LAWS and TRADITIONS of PAUL'S RELIGON called Christianity later.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Yes, of course with the heart, we believe. With these hearts of ours, we believe many things, but that doesn't mean what we believe IS TRUE. If we are to believe, with the heart, "unto righteousness," we need to be sure we are believing THE ONE WHO IS RIGHTEOUS. Is it true that with our mouths "confession is made unto salvation?" Only if we confess the REAL Yahshua to men, as He has said. Yahshua said:
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
BUT what does Yahshua mean by this? Let's see:
Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
It's one thing to confess that we believe. BUT, what exactly DO WE BELIEVE? That's a whole other story. Yahshua said the following:
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
What does this mean? It means, it's HIS TESTIMONY THAT THE WORLD HATES because HIS TESTIMONY EXPOSES THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD.
What was His testimony? His testimony which I am finding that almost ALL of Christendom HATES, is that YAHWEH IS TRUE AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHT SO KEEP THEM as Yahshua commanded us to keep them. How can WORKS of this world be evil? What is evil? Evil is sin, which is iniquity, which is LAWLESSNESS and therefore, Paul's appeal to all of Christianity, is based upon NOT HAVING TO LIVE BY THE TRUTH TO BE SAVED. Sounds harsh, but it's true. Paul is a liar and look at this following scripture passage:
Proverbs 23:6-8 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: :7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. :8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
IF YOU CONFESS THE WORD OF YAHSHUA HA MASHIACH THIS WORLD WILL HATE YOU. If you confess the "word of Paul of Tarsus" you'll be accepted and loved by at least 2 billion souls. How strange huh? If you confess the Word of Yahshua, and by it, expose PAUL'S LIES, you will be cast out of the churches so fast your head will spin, and out of fellowship too with all the Paulinated souls who say they are saved, yet deny Yahshua, the Messiah, Saviour and KING OF ISRAEL in word and in deed, because they would rather eat the bread of the man with the evil eye, who hates them through and through. In fact, I have tested this out for myself. It's true.
No matter how you show up Paul, by the LIGHT OF TRUTH, and no matter how many ways you do, I guarantee it, by experience, that you will be called a blasphemer, a liar, an apostate, a demon, and told that Yahshua has taken your name out of the Book of Life too. Amazing, but absolutely true. Not only that, but you will be told you DENY YAHSHUA HIMSELF because you see PAUL for the snake he really is BY THE WORD OF YAHSHUA. I will never cease to be amazed by this, nor ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR SHOWING ME HIS TRUTH.
According to Paul, confession is made with the mouth, "unto salvation." As we have seen though, what PAUL really means, is this:
Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
We haven't gotten to chapter sixteen yet, but I assure you, it will be fascinating! We won't be judged according to PAUL'S gospel, nor according to ANY MAN'S gospel, except the man who was the Son of Yahweh, Yahshua Ha Mashiach. Furthermore, if we do believe PAUL or any other MAN over and ABOVE Yahshua Himself, we will be judged all right, and it won't be pretty! Yahshua will say the following to us:
Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Furthermore, NOTHING IS DONE IN SECRET WITH YAHWEH, so that's an outright lie about being judged according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began. I suppose Paul is stating that HE IS THE ONLY ONE SPECIAL ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THIS HIDDEN MYSTERY- even more special than the very Apostles of the Lamb. Wow. What a guy.
Let's see if it's true that there's been a "hidden mystery" revealed only through Paul and his demonized cohorts:
Deuteronomy 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
Isaiah 48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Psalms 107:43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD
Yahshua DID SAY:
Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Moving right along . . .
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
That's right. Whoever believes on HIM shall not be ahsamed. But we have already seen what Paul means by believing in him- he means, in himself. In fact here is what Paul has to say of those who don't believe in himself, nor his tragic doctrine of justifying the wicked instead of telling them HOW TO BE BORN OF YAHWEH:
Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. :9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
I guess Yahshua is accursed then, according to PAUL, because Yahshua DID teach another gospel than this "gospel of Paul," since Yahshua said:
John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
Romans 10:12-13 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. :13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Okay, first of all, there is so a difference between Jews and Greeks. What is the difference? It's in one thing alone: bloodline. In Yahweh, through Yahshua, it is TRUE that there is no difference, but that is only IF we believe HIM and REPENT. If a Greek believes, though he is a Greek, Yahweh will love that man or woman and SAVE THEM FROM SIN THROUGH YAHSHUA. We have already seen what it means to repent. It means to sincerely turn away from your sins and keep the commandments of Yahweh, in the manner which Yahshua taught. If a Greek doesn't do this, he will not see Yahweh. The same applies to the Jew. If a Jew doesn't believe in Yahshua and what He did for us all when He laid down His life for us, then there is no salvation for the Jew, anymore than for the Greek. BUT if a Jew does repent, and does believe and does accept the TESTIMONY of Yahshua, he will be saved.
It's not enough to call upon the Name of the LORD. For one thing, people call upon the name of many "lords" and through these lords, they think they have life too. The TRUE MASTER AND SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, is Yahshua Ha Mashiach, the WORD of the LIVING ELOHIM of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: The Holy ONE of Israel, whose Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom of Righteousness and which is NOT OF THIS WORLD, but from ABOVE. Alot of people call upon the Name of the Lord, whenever it's convenient- whenever it suits them- as long as it doesn't bother anyone- as long as they need something, but TRUE FAITH, is as eternal as HE IS. It is not faith in the here and now and in customs or relgions or sects or traditions, no matter how much they seem to center their "faith" around the man that died and rose again! NO! Faith is believeng His Testimony and doing what HE SAID to do, which is the will of His Father. That's faith.
Every time I turn on TBN just to get a glimpse of the latest trends, I hear PAUL, saying, "whoever calls upon the Name of the Lord will be saved." All these teletubby-vangelists are calling upon the Name of the Lord all right, but their lord is mammon ra- the god of money and prosperity and furthermore, their followers are being made to think it's actually YAHSHUA who buys these goons the fancy three-piece suits and the designer wigs. AND that this same LORD is gonna blessssssss them too if they just PAY HIM. Blasphemy. Not once do I ever hear one of these Paulinated goons teach the truth: the truth that unless you repent of your sins and keep the commandments of Yahweh, HE DOESN'T EVEN HEAR YOU.
Furthermore, these Pauline teachers tell their followers that GOD IS GONNA SAVE THEM FROM THEIR POVERTY and HE IS GONNA HEAL THEM OF ALL THAT AILS THEM BUT HE CAN'T BLESSSS THEM IF THEY'RE TIGHT-WADS AND DON'T GIVE THEM THEIR MONEY.
Not to veer way off course, but that just makes me sick. Yahshua said:
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Benny Hinn's collection of designer wigs could probably feed a whole, third world nation if he sold his vanity and cared for the poor like Yahshua taught, but hey, let him answer to Yahweh for that one. All I ever hear Benny Hinn preach is "FIRE ON YOU," and "donate to this ministry and GOD IS GONNA BLESSSSSSS YOU."
But he's only one of thousands who do the same thing- call upon the Name of the Lord and get rich, by taking the money of the poor who are looking for real help. Here is real help: Repent, believe the Good Shepherd, don't worry what you're gonna eat and drink, because He cares for your soul, and whatever you do, DON'T GIVE WHAT LITTLE YOU DO HAVE away to people like Benny Hinn, who preach PAUL instead of Yahshua. Instead, if you want to give, give to someone who lives near you, like a kid who needs help with his homework, or help that old lady mow her grass. And furthermore, if you want to be truly born of Yahweh, through Yahshua, read this.
If you have to PAY to hear the Word of Yahweh, whether in a church through having to pay them tithes, or online, or through a tv minister, I assure, you, you're getting ripped off, because Yahshua said to sell whatever you have and follow HIM. He was talking to His Apostles and Disciples whom HE entrusted with HIS WORD. They had nothing but the truth to give and they followed nobody but the Lamb. Like Peter said:
Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
I am quite sure there was nothing in it for Peter, since the man in question was crippled and begging on the streets.
Romans 10:14-15 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Exactly- how will anyone call upon the Saviour, Master and Redeemer of the world, if they don't believe He is? And yet as we've discussed, many do call upon His Name, but don't even know Him. Only Yahshua can judge, so all I can say is believe HIS WORD so you KNOW WHO you're calling upon, because Paul is a deceiver and preached a different Messiah, than Yahshua Ha Mashiach. And if you can't read, know this: HE IS ALIVE. He isn't just some words inside of a book that Roman men in fancy robes who bowed to the Emperor, compiled into a book they called HOLY. He is ALIVE and therefore, whoever calls upon HIM with the whole heart and soul, and seeks His Face will find HIM.
How will we hear without a preacher? Here is how:
Psalms 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
I John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Yahshua is a pretty excellent teacher, I must say! He is my Teacher, my Wise Counsellor, my Confidant, my Comforter, the One who corrects me when I'm wrong and the One who keeps my paths straight and my mind from melting under all the pressures of this world. He is the ONLY GOOD SHEPHERD and He leads me every moment of my life, to deeper understanding of the truth by the Holy Ghost. I don't need any man to teach me. Neither do you. That's the ONE THING that nobody likes to hear. But it's because Yahshua said it. It is true, that HIS WORDS really are as acid in the ears of those who hate Him, and don't believe He really does indwell us when we repent and keep the commandements and heed His voice.
*BY THE WAY- He only gave us TWO COMMANDMENTS!! Love Yahweh with all your heart, might, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. How can this be grievous bondage? It's not, and yet, it IS because He gave us the formula for how to love Yahweh- 1. Don't put any gods before Him. 2. Don't make idols to bow to them or worship them. 3. Keep His sabbath Holy - and it's not hard- just take the day off and rest in Him. YET, it is hard since work and life gets in the way . . . oh well. AND that's how we love Him. Easy huh? Yet look at this scripture:
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Yahshua revealed to me the deeper meaning of this verse some time ago, so I thought I'd take a minute and share what He showed me. His yoke IS easy. He puts no heavy burdens on anyone, ever, because He came to take our burdens away, and to carry them for us. Hallelu'Yah!! Indeed we can cast all our cares upon Him, as He said, because He is strong enough to carry them all and wants to. That's why HE is the Saviour. BUT His burden IS LIGHT. At face value, it seems that this means He doesn't overburden us, and yet, it means just the opposite. His burden is LIGHT. LIGHT is His burden because the darkness HATES HIM who IS THE LIGHT. So if we are to truly be His disciples, we carry that same burden- the burden of shining the TRUE LIGHT- which IS HIM, in the face of all the darkness, and not just in WORD but IN DEED.
Being doers of the WORD is hard because this world hates it. That's why His burden is LIGHT. That's why He said that many fall away when perseuction comes because of HIS WORD. It's because the darkness cannot stand the TRUTH. So it hates whoever walks the path called LIFE with Yahshua. Isn't it so much easier to curse those who curse you and to hate those who hate you? His burden IS LIGHT. Without HIM IN US, we can't live the way He said to live- the life of love, patience, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and genuine understanding. That's why, I am so moved to do this "Paul study." We need the TRUTH to be TRULY FREE OF OUR SINS and to be FREE of bondage to RELIGION that steals our joy and our steals our trust in the Good Shepherd.
Romans 10:16-17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? :17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
This is one time that Paul acutally quotes scripture correctly- however, WHAT ELSE DID ISAIAH SAY?
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
"Faith comes by hearing"- that's the context Paul would like us to hear this verse of Isaiah in. However, if you read Isaiah 53, as Isaiah said it, you will see that it's a prophecy of the coming of Yahshua Ha Mashiach, and the question is, who will accept HIM? Who, of the Jews did? The every day folks did- the poor, the lame, the sick, the average Joes and the outcasts did, but the ones who actually HAD the LAW- the ones who sat in Moses' seat, didn't even recognize Him at all. Why not? Well, Yahshua said that the Pharisees had full well rejected the law of Yahweh to adhere to their own traditions. He further rebuked them because they had the WORD right in front of them, in their books and those words testified of HIM, and by those books, they thought they had LIFE, but yet . . . Here was LIFE in the FLESH before them, and yet . . . The same is so true of many today. In that book they think they have life and yet . . . they don't even recognioze the Spirit of Truth because they have full well rejected the commandments of Yahweh and have clung to their own traditions. Like it or lump it, Christianity is just another "vain tradition" as are ALL religions.
Faith comes by hearing the VOICE of the Good Shepherd, but it's pretty hard to hear His voice when all you are ever taught in church is the vain lies of Paul, even above and more than the Word of Yahweh and His Words through Yahshua. That's why the way is so hard to find. It's because the DOOR is being obstructed continually- for the past two thousand years, by a MAN with a big imagination and an evil eye.
Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
In this sentence, Paul is once again slamming Israel as you will see in the following sentences:
Romans 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Let's have a look at what Moses really said:
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
Because Israel had forsaken the commandments of Yahweh and had whored after other "gods," Yahweh was provoked to jealousy and anger, so said He would do the same to them to see how they like it- basically. And so He did. And why wouldn't He anyhow? He created ALL man in His image and had always planned to redeem us all. The favor and the honor He had given Israel, against the nations that hated Him, would be turned around- and all at His own doing, and Messiah would come to be Saviour of the WORLD. This was always His will. However, He would provoke Israel by suddenly showing favor on the Gentiles, who were Israel's enemies. Amazing. He confirms this in Hosea:
Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
Of course PAUL and the whole of Christianity is part of Yahweh's plan. Hallelu'Yah. Yahshua said He has sheep of 'other folds' besides Israel who would also be saved. ALL mankind are equally able to access the love and the forgiveness of Yahweh through His Son and our Redeemer, Yahshua.
Romans 10:20-21 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. :21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
The fact is, as we have seen in Chapter Nine and so far in this study, the plan of Yahweh was always to provide redemption through His Son, to all who believe in Him and do His will.
BUT I've been studying Obadiah lately. In Obadiah, it's clear that Jacob's brother Edom will pay a terrible price for the bloodshed and the treachery against him. Looking back into the history of the Christian church, it's blatantly obvious that it has caused more horror and misery to Israel than any other religion on earth. This was part of Yahweh's judgement of Israel, but it's no excuse to be partakers in any kind of atrocities against anyone. I believe Yahweh, who is all knowing and wise, knew what PAUL would build and KNEW what his church would do. Paul himself says the following of how to treat "infidels:"
I Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
I won't get into how NOT CHRIST LIKE THAT IS here, but just wanted to point out that Paul was that man whom Habukkuk warned of- the one whose heart is puffed up and not upright in him, yet by whose FAITH the "just would live by."
Two WRONGS don't make a right, ever. It's wrong to exalt oneself above another, as Yahshua has said. It's wrong to try to steal what isn't yours too, even if it was "prophesied" that this would happen to Israel. It's wrong to LIE too, as Paul continually does, by twisting the Word of Yahweh all out of proportion, but nonetheless, I see the plan of Yahweh all over Paul, and who knows Paul's eternal state but Yahweh Himself?
The point is, we still have the responsibility to either follow Paul or follow the Good Shepherd. I believe the prophesy of Habukkuk really is for such a time as THIS, as he said, "That he may RUN that readeth it." Edom is going to be destroyed for how he treated his own brother, Jacob in the day of Jacob's trouble. That's why Yahshua said the following:
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Who is true Israel? I'll tell who true Israel is. True Israel are the following, from ALL NATIONS, TRIBES and TONGUES:
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
In Revelation 15, we see a curious thing!! Before I show you what I mean, let me say that YES, Israel as a whole, did break the commandments of Yahweh and were faithless. Because of it, Yahweh has punished Israel more than any nation, ever. However, Christianity has broken the commanements of Yahweh too and they have been faithless. I say this because as we have seen, most don't even think His law matters and they think they don't have to keep it, because GUESS WHAT FOLKS!? Israel went into GENTILE CAPTIVITY BECAUSE OF PAUL so ISRAEL is actually enmeshed with the Gentiles and doesn't know it!!
BUT HIS SHEEP HEAR HIS VOICE, and HIS VOICE surpasses any nationality barriers does it not? Please read the prophecy of Habakkuk and the Book of Obadiah, which is very short, to get a clearer understanding of this amazing phenomenon.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
The remnant are singing TWO SONGS!! Not ONE, but TWO- the song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. The seal of Yahweh is the LAW and the TESTIMONY!!
The whole house of Israel is STILL scattered throughout the whole earth and the claim the Potical Zionists make to BE the chosen ones- (they founded Israel and the USA) is bogus! TRUE Israel will not be regathered until the END, when Yahshua comes in the glory of the Father and with His Angels and destroys the wicked out of the earth. THEN the following will occur:
Deuteronomy 30:1-5 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, :2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; :3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. :4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: :5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
WHEN DOES THIS HAPPEN? It happens at the END!!
Daniel 7:8-10 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. :9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. :10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Daniel 7:22 Until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
WHAT KINGDOM IS THIS?
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
The last BEAST to reign on the earth is the Roman Empire and though divided, it still reigns until the end. For more on this, please read my articles: The Beast of the Sea and the Beast of the Earth.
All these world powers; The Christian powers, the Islamic powers, the Jewish Zionist powers and all other "powers" that STRIVE upon the "sea" will surely destroy themselves. So get out from among them, and into the TRUTH- the Living Word of Yahweh who said that He will keep us from the hour of trial that is to come upon the whole earth, if we are faithful to HIM- if we keep His commandments and if we keep His TRUE testimony.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Paul was the tool Yahweh used to punish Israel, by bringing Israel into Gentile bondage. The lies of the Christian church ARE bondage and Yahshua said, "THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE."
Whatever the Political Zionists are up to; those ones who call themselves the CHOSEN ONES and who operate in high places, don't believe it! There won't be any man-made RIGHTEOUS nation on this earth, and ISRAEL, is scattered throughout the EARTH STILL. Many who are in Israel now, are not ISRAEL AT ALL and many who are in Gentile Nations ARE. TRUE Israel, are those who hear the VOICE of the Good Shepherd and follow HIM ONLY. No matter what, DON'T BELIEVE it when it LOOKS like National Israel has been SAVED!!!!!!!!!! That's where the Antichrist will come from and it will LOOK like it's the real meal deal and it will possibly be a POPE. See how Christianity will torture true Israel until the very end??? Don't take my word for it though. Seek the TRUTH and don't let any sentimental BIAS of any kind come between you and the TRUTH.