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Native Pathfinder chant: Yahwah (YHWH)

Lyrics:

heyah heyah heyah heyah yihye heyah Yah Yahwah. Baruch haba b’shem Yahwah. 

He was. He was. He was. He was. He will be. He is Yah Yahwah. Blessed be the name of Yahwah.

Ngài là Đấng Tự Hữu Hằng Hữu. Ngài là Yah Yah-wah. Chúc tụng danh Yah-wah.

The Native American Indians descended from the ancient Hebrews and called God “Yo He Wah” (the three Hebrew letters) and Yah-Wah (not Yahweh, Jave, Java, nor Jehovah).

“From these different writers, it is plain that where the Indians have not been corrupted by foreigners, their customs and religious worship are nearly alike; and also that every different tribe or nation of Indians uses such-like divine proper name, and awful [fearful] sounds, as Yah-Wah and Hetovah, being trans-positions of the divine essential name [Yo He Wah], as our northern Indians often repeat in their religious dances. As the sound of Yah-Wah jarred in Laudon’s ear, he called it ‘Java’, in resemblance to the Syriac and Greek method of expressing the tetra-grammaton, from which Galatinus imposed it upon us, calling it Jehowah, instead of Yo He Wah” (p. 208).

Reference:

History of the American Indians by James Adair, 1775.

Miracle at Passover

Sins affect us so slowly that we do not realize it. Take Israel as an example.

© 2009 Mark Barry. Used with permission. Source: http://visualunit.me/2010/03/27/kings-of-judah-israel/

© 2009 Mark Barry. Used with permission. Source: http://visualunit.me/2010/03/27/kings-of-judah-israel/

Israel rebelled against Yahwah, and one king after another was evil. Notice how many evil kings it took before Yahwah’s patience ran out and He judged the people. More than 20!

For 400 years, Yahwah had patience on them. But they did not know He was patient. They mistook His patience for non-existence. They no longer believed in Yahwah, so He allowed them to be defeated by the Assyrians time and again.

Romans 2:3-8
3 But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?
4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
6 who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS:
7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

Since the children of Israel did not know the God of their fathers, they began seeking help from idols. They did not even realize the Assyrians were the judgment of Yahwah.

2 Chronicles 28:22-25
22 Now in the time of his distress this same King Ahaz became yet more unfaithful to Yahwah.
23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him, and said, “Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.” But they became the downfall of him and all Israel.
24 Moreover, when Ahaz gathered together the utensils of the house of God, he cut the utensils of the house of God in pieces; and he closed the doors of the house of Yahwah and made altars for himself in every corner of Jerusalem.
25 In every city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked Yahwah, the God of his fathers, to anger.

When good King Hezekiah began to reign, he persuaded all of Israel to come together again and return to Yahwah. The people of Israel, and even the religious leaders like the priests and Levites, were unclean and unprepared to serve in the Temple and join in the events of Passover.

The Law of Yahwah that was given to Moses states that the holy days of Passover must begin on the 14th day of the Month 1. The Law also states that all those who participate in the Passover must do a specific ceremony for cleansing and preparation. The people of Israel did not all do this. They could not prepare for the holy day by the specified date, so King Hezekiah delayed Passover by one month. Not everyone in Israel could or knew how to cleanse themselves according to the Law of Yahwah. When Passover came, some of Israel were not ready. But King Hezekiah prayed to Yahwah.

2 Chronicles 30
17 For there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves; therefore, the Levites were over the slaughter of the Passover lambs for everyone who was unclean, in order to consecrate them to Yahwah.
18 For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than prescribed. For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May good Yahwah pardon
19 everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, Yahwah God of his fathers, though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary.”
20 So Yahwah heard Hezekiah and healed the people.

So Yahwah forgave the people! Forgiveness does not come through the Law but through repentance. Repentance is a change of heart. This is when God purified them from sin and purifies us from sin.

Notice that a changed lifestyle follows after a change of heart. All Israel obliterated their idols and returned to Yahwah (2 Chronicles 31).

After Passover, Assyria came up against Jerusalem and thought to take them as slaves, just as it had happened before to other parts of Israel. However, a changed lifestyle receives God’s protection from this world, and an angel of Yahwah descended to earth and slaughtered every solider in the army of Assyria (2 Chronicles 32:1, 20-23).

What does this mean to us?

- Do not think sin has no consequences.

- Do not mistake Yahwah’s patience as His carelessness or non-existence.

- Do not think you can do any good work to impress Yahwah with your holiness.

- Ask Yahwah for forgiveness first and realize that disobedience is sin.

- Yahwah promised to forgive us. He promised to be with us. He did this by becoming man and paying our penalty under the Old Covenant and by starting a New Covenant with us.

- A changed lifestyle receives God’s salvation.

Revelation 20
11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.
14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Lesson from American Indians and Biblical Hebrews

In the 1770’s, an unsuspecting man named James Adair stumbled across some powerful information in his curiosity for truth. You won’t get this from mainstream news, but the native American Indians descended from the Biblical Hebrews. You won’t hear this in mainstream Christianity, but the native American Indians worshiped the same god that the Biblical Hebrews did. Do you know what God’s name is?beltlooptzi

Modern Jews wear small blue cords on their religious clothing, which symbolize God’s law. They do this in obedience to Numbers 15:37-41.

The ancient Hebrews wore much bigger cords on their clothing than the modern Jews do, as illustrated by this engraved image of an Israeli king standing on the far right. The American Indians wear bigger cords like the ancient Hebrews, showing an ancient common descent.

Obelisk of Shalmaneser III with Jehu highlighted

Obelisk of Shalamaneser III showing ancient Hebrew chords (tzit tzits)

Native American chiefs with Rodman Wanamaker at the groundbreaking ceremony for the National American Indian Memorial (which was never built), Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York

Native American Indians wearing cords, often blue,
in the manner of the ancient Hebrews

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Clothing is by far not the only similarity between the ancient Hebrews and the native American Indians.

Modern Jews and Christians both do not use the name of God (YHWH). However, the ancient Hebrews used the name of YHWH in contracts, oaths, singing, and dancing (Deuteronomy 6:13, Deuteronomy 10:20, Psalm 68:4). Amazingly, so do the native American Indians. James Adair was a man who lived among the Indians and had much to say about their Hebrew origins.

 

They sang the name of Yah.

Contrary to the usage of all the ancient heathen world, the American Indians not only name God by several strong compounded appellatives, expressive of many of His divine attributes, but likewise say YAH at the beginning of their religious dances, with a bowing posture of body; then they sing Yo Yo, HE HE [Hebrew letters for God's name], and repeat those sacred notes, on every religious occasion, the religious attendants calling to YAH to enable them humbly to supplicate, seems to point to the Hebrew custom of pronouncing Yah, which likewise signifies the divine essence” (p. 47).

“While dancing they never fail to repeat those notes; and frequently the holy train strike up ‘Halelu, Halelu’ then ‘Haleluia, Halelu-Yah’ and ALELUIAH and ALELU-YAH (irradiation to the divine essence) with great earnestness and fervor, till they encircle the altar, while each strikes the ground with right and left feet alternately, very quick, but well-timed” (p. 97).

“It may be objected, that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans worshiped their gods at the dawn of day; and the Persian Magi, with all the other worshipers of fire, paid their religious devoirs to the rising sun. But, as the Indians are plainly not idolaters, or poly-theists, they sing to and invoke YAH and YO HE WAH, the divine essence, as they run along at the dawn of day to purify themselves by ablution [washing]. It seems sufficiently clear, they are not descended from either of the last mentioned states, but that their origin is from the Israelites. This law of purity, bathing in water, was essential to the Jews, and the Indians to this day would exclude the men from religious communion who neglected to observe” (p. 121).

 

They called God by spelling out His name in Hebrew:
Y (yod) H (he) W (waw).

“They always bow in their religious dances, because then they sing what they call divine hymns, chiefly composed of the great, beloved, divine name, and addressed to Yo He Wah” (p. 48).

 

Their word for “human” comes from God’s name.

“Because Man received his breath from the divine inspiration of the benevolent creator YAH, they term the human species ‘Yahwe’ which, though different from the divine essential four-lettered Name in sound, has YAH for its [root]” (pp. 54-55).

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Their word for “earth” comes from God’s name.

They call the earth Yah-kane, because Yah formed it as His footstool by the power of His word” (p. 66).

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They called God “Yo He Wah” (the three Hebrew letters) and Yah-Wah (not Yahweh, Jave, Java, nor Jehovah).

“From these different writers, it is plain that where the Indians have not been corrupted by foreigners, their customs and religious worship are nearly alike; and also that every different tribe or nation of Indians uses such-like divine proper name, and awful [fearful] sounds, as Yah-Wah and Hetovah, being trans-positions of the divine essential name [Yo He Wah], as our northern Indians often repeat in their religious dances. As the sound of Yah-Wah jarred in Laudon’s ear, he called it ‘Java’, in resemblance to the Syriac and Greek method of expressing the tetra-grammaton, from which Galatinus imposed it upon us, calling it Jehowah, instead of Yohewah” (p. 208).

 

Reference:

History of the American Indians by James Adair, 1775.

 

YHWH forms

Lesson: We ought to follow the example of the American Indians, who, like the ancient Hebrews according to the Word of God spoke the name of Yahwah in songs, dancing, and oaths. They did not shy away from invoking Yahwah’s name as the habit of modern Jews and Christians is.

Yahwah Blessing

God vs. the US Government

@Jesse: Your words are truth and lovers of truth will hear. People do act like they are greater than God now. They mistake His patience for apathy. But that won’t last forever; He will judge. For me, I believe in the moment after this one – the judgment. Compare America to Israel when she forgot God:

 

Sins recorded

 

Ezekiel 22:23-31

23 And the word of Yahwah came to me:
24 “Son of man, say to her, ‘You are a land that is not cleansed nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
25 ‘The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst.
26 ‘Her priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.
27 ‘Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, shedding blood, destroying lives to get dishonest gain.
28 ‘And her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, “Thus says the Lord Yahwah,” when Yahwah has not spoken.
29 ‘The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice.
30 ‘And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.
31 ‘Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them. I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath. I have returned their way upon their heads,’ declares the Lord Yahwah.”

 

Future judgment described

 

Isaiah 18:3-6

3 All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, hear!
4 For thus Yahwah said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
5 For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away.
6 They shall all of them be left to the birds of prey of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth. And the birds of prey will summer on them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

 

Revelation 19:17-21

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God,
18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.”
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against Him [Yahwah] who was sitting on the horse and against His army.
20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of Him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

Yahwah: “I am God and there is no other.”

What men may or may not have called Him is irrelevant. What the New Testament text may or may not have said in its original form is irrelevant. I do not care what His name “was” or “might have been” but only what His name IS. He has been given the Father’s name (Hebrews 1) and it is this name that will seal His people’s minds/foreheads in the end (Revelation 20). If anyone looks at it with this big picture in mind, YHWH is undeniable.

YHWH forms

For 25 years, I did not know or care to know the name of Yahwah and by His grace I am alive to know. It is not something I can take pride in because the only reason I am alive to know is because He provided me with all my life’s circumstances.

I will stand to account for all the things I have done. All the actions and thoughts I have done and had, whether good or evil, will be brought to my account. The only right answer will be, “By Yahwah’s mercy He visited mankind to seal His renewed Covenant with us by His own blood, that I may have life through His name.”

He will judge fairly and impartially. He will make wrongs done to the defenseless into rights. He alone will give life to whom He will give life and death to whom He will give death, regardless of whether we think they are ‘saved’ or not. And in so doing He will be just and right, for He is God and there is no other.

By His name all will be right and all will be made new. And for His name all things will be done. And so He calls all men to repentance and in worship He accepts no substitutes. “Thus says Yahwah, the King of Israel, and His Redeemer, Yahwah of Hosts, ‘I am the first and I am the last; there is no God besides me… A righteous God and a Savior… There is none except me. Come to me all the ends of earth; I am God and there is no other…’ Men will come to Him and all who were angry at Him will be put to shame” (Isaiah).

“Lest I Forget” song for Passover 2014

New Covenant living: faith and obedience

Some people forget faith; others forget obedience.

But it takes both.

 

 

Salvation is not by the Old Covenant.

Acts 15

5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.”

6 The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.

7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.

 

Salvation is by faith through the Holy Spirit.

Acts 15

8 “And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

9 “and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

10 “Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

11 “But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord [Yahwah], in the same way as they also are.”

12 All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

13 After they had stopped speaking, James answered, saying, “Brethren, listen to me.

14 “Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.

15 “With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written,

16 ‘AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT,

17 ‘SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,’

18 ‘SAYS YAHWAH, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.’

19 “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,

20 “but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.

 

Holiness is by knowledge and obedience

Acts 15

21 “For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”

Matthew 5

17 “Do not think that I [the Messiah] came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

18 “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

19 “Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

 

Grace doesn’t give us opportunity to fall,

but it picks us up when we do.

Yahwah Messiah

Yahwah Messiah

As a lover of truth, I cannot understand why our leaders could not come to the conclusion that YHWH is SAVIOUR both of the Old and the New Testament and HIS NAME DOES NOT CHANGE. What could be the logical reason to teach the PEOPLE of YHWH that the NAME OF THE SAVIOUR is Jesus? I can only surmise 5 reasons why they would not teach the NAME of YHWH as the GOD OF THE TWO TESTAMENTS. Reason #1 possibly they never heard of HIS NAME. Reason #2 would be that they heard of HIS NAME, but because of lack of study and lack of prayer, they never got direction from the Holy Spirit to lead them and guide them to ALL TRUTH on how to leave the Greek name of jesus. Reason #3 would be they understood but did not have the MORAL FORTITUDE to teach and preach ONE LORD, WHOSE NAME IS, WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE YHWH OUR SAVIOUR. The last reason, #4, would be like the Pharisees of old (JOHN 12:42) they would not CONFESS THE NAME OF YHWH OUR SAVIOUR lest they should be put out of the synagogue, disfellowshipped, they fear reprisal. They would rather not rock the boat, it is for convenience. They do not want to be put into the fire, do not want to suffer for the sake of the truth. They would prefer to stay with the philosophies and theologies of this world. They do not like the idea of rejection by their peers. The 5th and last reason would be because of the loss of people and tithes. Because they have a hireling attitude they feel justified not following the SACRED NAME OF YHWH. We need to pray for our brothers that they would be part of the bride and be RESTORED in this last stage of the CHURCH RESTORATION.

How to live in the New Covenant

The New Covenant does not make the Old one irrelevant.

Keeping only the instructions of God starting in the New Testament (Matthew-Revelation) is a way of saying the instructions from the First Covenant now have no authority over our lives. But Paul carried over the authority of the First Covenant into the New Covenant when he told the non-Jews, “Keep (imperative tense) the feast (of Passover)” (1 Cor. 5:7). John carried over the authority by honoring the Passover and teaching his non-Jewish disciples to do the same (writings of Irenaeus concerning Polycarp). John continued to make a distinction between unclean and clean animals even in the last days (Revelation 18:2). Peter carried it over when he said he had not eaten anything unclean even years after the ministry of Messiah (Acts 10). Messiah carried over the authority when He not to think/assume He came to abolish it (Matthew 5).

The authority of the First Covenant is not over us as a task-master, and not every commandment applies to every person in every circumstance, and indeed some of them no longer apply. But that does not nullify the authority that they have. What is the intention and spirit of the law? We must read with this mind and with this spirit.

(1) I believe in salvation apart from any works of law, as baptism, bread and juice, foot-washing.

- Abraham was justified by faith before being circumcised (equivalent to baptism as a means of proselytizing)
- Abraham was justified by faith before the law was codified and fully given.
- The people in Messiah’s ministry were healed by their faith even before the giving of the Lord’s Supper and foot-washing.
- The non-Jews received the Spirit of Yahwah before they were baptized and before they had understood the law of God.

(2) I believe in the continued sanctification of all believers in obedience to the divine law.

- Hebrews 5:12 “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.”
- Romans 3:1-3 “Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?”
- Romans 6:19 “For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.”
- 1 Corinthians 4:4 “For this is the will of God, your sanctification.”

What is holiness?

Holiness is being set apart from the world.

This does not mean that we hide in monasteries; how can we obey the Great Commission to preach the Gospel if we live in monasteries? But holiness is something that both the Old Testament and New Testament tell us to do: be holy as God is holy (1 Peter). But how do we do that? Acts 15 shares an insight about how the non-Jews learned holiness after they believed in the Gospel: they listened to the public reading of the Law every Sabbath in the synagogue. So what of the churches that insist the “Law of Moses” is completely abolished in Messiah?

We tend to think the law of Yahwah began with Moses, but it was only codified at that time. The laws seem to be eternal. “Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws” (Genesis 26:5). Abraham knew how to sacrifice an animal, and Adam’s sons knew how to sacrifice animals and first fruits.

So what about today? Remember that Messiah said the purpose of His coming was not to abolish the law of Yahwah, that not one letter will be removed from the law, and that the law would not all be fulfilled until heaven and earth pass away (Matthew 5).

Paul did not even write that Yahwah abolished the laws of sacrifices, but gave us a better sacrifice (Hebrews 8:5, 9:23, 10:9). Messiah Himself is both sacrifice and priest, and performs this for us on our behalf in heaven. Messiah was the mediator – and still is the mediator today (Hebrews 9:15).Messiah does this work in heaven so we do not have to do these laws on earth. The priesthood did not end, but reverted back to the Melchizedek order, under which Abraham was justified by faith (Hebrews 7).  Even at Abraham’s time, sacrifices existed.

So if the blood of Messiah cleanses all people from sin, and the priesthood has changed, does the whole law change with it, or even dissolve? This is the assumption that people make. People assume that all the laws are abolished, but some people still hold to the first ten commandments. So if we abolish certain laws, how do we know which ones to abolish and which ones to observe? Blood was applied to the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the stone tablets, as well as the book of the laws next to the Ark of the Covenant, and even to the people!

 

New Testament points to consider

John 1:17 – “but” is added and John does not make this kind of contrast between law and grace here

Romans 6:1, 15 – Should we continue to sin (live contrary to the law of God) if we are under grace? No.

Romans 6:16 – Those who sin are slaves of sin leading to death; those who obey are slaves of righteousness leading to eternal life.

Romans 6:19 – Living in lawlessness is contrary to living in righteousness.

Romans 6:22 – Living in obedience sets people apart from the world (sanctification); this is not limited to only Israel but applies to everyone.

 

Final point to consider

“Law” in the New Testament does not always mean the law of God (Genesis-Deuteronomy). In Romans 8 alone there are several laws: of the Spirit, of sin, of death, of God. If we assume the Law of God changes, then we will misinterpret these things. Messiah said do not assume, think, or consider the Law of God to change (Matthew 5).

 

Conclusion

The book of Acts makes it clear that salvation came to the non-Jews regardless of their being baptized, circumcised, or any other obedience to the law of God. They were saved by their faith. It is also clear that James did not want to burden the non-Jews with laws – whether the law of God or law of the Pharisees I am not sure at this moment. What was important was not a radical lifestyle change in day one; remember Abraham was saved by faith, but also remember he still kept the commandments that Yahwah told him. So James sent news to the non-Jews to not listen to the Party of the Circumcision (Pharisees?); but to keep from anything relating to idolatry. “For … Moses (the law of God) is read in the synagogues every Sabbath” (Acts 15: 21). In other words, the non-Jews could learn the law a little every week. This should be the attitude we have today; but unfortunately, too many do not want to learn and apply the law to their lives day by day, and their reward will be small (Matthew 5).

Christians have a good start to obedience; they think on the greatest commandment of loving other as Yahwah has loved them. The also apply some of the fruits of the Spirit. Now let us move on to further holiness due to our love for Father Yahwah.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the entire matter: Fear God and guard His commands, for this applies to all mankind!” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

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