Matt.7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
The Only way to find eturnal life is by the Grace of YHVH (Jn.6:44 / Eph.2:5,8/ 2 Tim.1:9/ Acts 15:11). For we know that sin is transgression of The Law (1 Jn.3:4).
1 Jn.1:8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness./ All have sinned - Rom 3:23/ * Is.64:6/ Is.53:6/ Rom.3:9 (except Yeshua Hamashiach Heb.4:15/ 2 Cor.5:21/ 1 Pet.2:22/ Proverbs 28:13).
Jas.1:14-15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
The wadge of sin is death Rom.6:23 and thus once one has partaken of sin they have need of partaking of the Tree Of Life (The Mercy of YHVH/ "Jesus") Gen.3:22. The Passover sacrifice forces death to passover the one sealed in the blood, it fulfills the law of death being a effect of sin. (Christ paid that price for whomsoever would ...)
1 Tim.2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1 Tim.4:10 (the Savior of all men)
Is.53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors (Rom.8:34 / Heb.7:25)
Heb.2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
The simple truth is that those who embrace YHVH and his mercy according to his ways shall recieve his grace. The way this is possible is by the sacrifice made through Jesus. One biblical term translated "God" is Elohim and is to mention Devine Judgement in all its attributes! the right hand respresents Righteous Loving Works.
For Spirit to interact with the Physical in a physical way a vehicle is used (Example: flesh). Emmanuel was born of a virgin (by devine intervention) The Spirit that dwelled in him was without blemish (sin) and his body (spiritual and physical) gained victory over death For Us.
Sadly many can't see past the flesh of Jesus to embrace this truth for they dont have the spiritual perception. (Jn.6:46)
1 Cor.12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.
Jn.14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Matt.7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matt.7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Jn.5:37)
A personal Relationship with YHVH involves more than just claiming a title (name). What it comes down to is do we embrace YHVH. Even the demons believe (Jas.2:19). God created us for his pleasure (Rev.4:11), so do you pleasure him? Do you seek to abide in his ways (discipline), Do you communicate with him and not only when you want something? 1 Jn.4:7-8/ Fear (reverance is the beginning (Proverbs 1:7)! This matures into a loving relationship (1 Jn.4:18)
The name Yeshua (the Hebrew name of "Jesus") can be interpreted: Yah is my savior (salvation), My Savior is Yah, Salvation of Yah, The Lord is Salvation..... Thus the meaning carries more purpose than any pronunciation. and we all know that translations are needed to bring a message to the nations.
God is known as the heart knower. This is what he looks at more than anything. Repentance (Circumcision is of the heart) shows one is seeking a relationship with YHVH. 1 Jn.1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (2 Pet.3:9)
Lk.3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Those who embrace a ongoing relationship with YHVH are known as Spiritual Israel
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
2 Cor.12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
We of ourselves can not acheive perfection. As we walk with YHVH, when we find ourselves falling short we shall lean on YHVH ( have need to Repent Heb.6) cause as we fall away we are putting our walk with Christ to an open shame. However a lost lamb who recognizes his weakness and confesses to The LORD shall be counted as righteous, for there is one sacrifice for all times.
Gen.15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Rom.4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Gal.3:6
Christ fulfilled the *Passover sacrifice for one and all times (1 Cor. 5:6-8, 1 Tim.2:5-6, Rom.5:8, Ps.22) thus making it possible for a sinner to recieve incorruption and immortality (sabbath - rest- life). Call it God's grace, Yeshua, Jesus, Mercy, Love, Life or the Passover it's all the same thing (One Way).
Jer.6:16/ Matt.11:29-30/ Hosea 6:6- God wants your *love
On the flip side the one *unpardonable sin is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit (Spirit of truth and life) which is to Not embrace The Passover, God's Mercy, a relationship with YHVH (at judgement), for the elect this involves not allowing the Holy Spirit to speak in due season if that were even possible. Notice the knowledge of knowing better is present in the unpardonable sin. (Matt.12:31-32/ Lk.12:10..)
______Notes____We had types of saviors leading up to Christ: (Joseph delievered his peaopl from famine The Word spoken through him delievered one from prision, he was forgiving, He was favored by his Father, he was dispised by his people, When his people delivered him to the enemy they took his robe...(Moses repented on the behafe of Israel Ex.32:11-14) ...
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