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Luke 9:44-45 ** “Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.”  But they (disciples) did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask HIM (Messiah, Christ Jesus) about this saying.  ** The disciples of the Messiah physically walked daily for many months and witnessed firsthand that HIS marvelous powers could only come from Father God. They were convinced HE was the promised Messiah that would soon conquer the pagan world. Their minds had been partially enlightened by years of teachings of their teachers of the law.  Immediately, the powers of darkness (Satan) quickly filled their minds with greed. As mankind of this age expect to be rulers in the soon coming Kingdom of God, the disciples disputed among them about who would be the greatest in the coming Kingdom (verse 46). But the prophesied lack of understanding continues to this day for few accept and believe the entire word of Father God, but rely on their present day teachers who teach their way. This is a way that has no understanding of God’s way that many present teachers teach the way of Satan instead of the way of God. This is a way even in this age where mankind perceives to be correct in the way that our God desires. How wrong this evil world perceives to be righteous by not honoring our Lord God correctly as commanded by the Seven Feast of Leviticus, chapter 23. Most of mankind ignores all these feasts of Honor for the Lord.  

As I write this message on February 14, my research confirms how it is not related to the Word of God and HIS commanded love. It is directed to the feast day on which two different manmade Saints called valentine are honored and celebrated.          Where is the love of our first love, our God!

Isaiah 29:13-14 ** Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor ME with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from ME, and their fear toward  ME is taught by the commandment of men, Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work among this people (all mankind), a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent (wise) men shall be hidden.”

Then and now mankind’s religion is a performance with no connection with true worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Hebrew word teras translated as wonder has a meaning of omen, uncertainty and prodigy. Mankind today has the same mentality as the squandering, wasteful, and greedy ‘lost son’, a parable quoted by the Messiah (Luke 15:11-31).  When he grieved, repented and returned home, the father had compassion and joyously lavished a feast and fine clothing. In verse 32 the father said, “It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.”    ** The apostle Paul reminds us that the children of Israel were preached the Gospel Commandments for forty years but did not mix the commands with faith. They never repented of their transgressions. Therefore, they became dead and unable to enter the Promised Land, representing the coming Kingdom of peace because of disobedience (Hebrews 4:6). Most of mankind of this age will also perish in the second death as described by Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus) saying: “The son of Man will send out HIS angels, and they will gather out of HIS Kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 13: 41:42).      

The Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus) began HIS ministry for each individual to repent. Except for the youth, the Old Testament training of the Nation of Israel to repent failed because of continued disobedience. Only Caleb and Joshua that departed Egypt survived (Numbers 14:30).   In Matthew 4:17, Christ preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   ** Hebrews 10:26, advises, “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.” ** Just as the children of Israel continued to sin in the wilderness and by record never repented, most of mankind continues to practice lawlessness (disobedience to God) and will be cast into the furnace of fire in the second death (Revelation 21:8). Ninety nine percent of the entire word of God is simple enough for the average person, but the wise teachers of all ages that claim wisdom are totally confused by the one percent and translate that percentage into the law of Satan. The millions within the mega churches believe their hidden and incorrectly translated teachings of their seemingly wise leaders.  

James 2:14 ** .What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?   Verse 17: Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead. ** Verse 21: Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?   ** These words of the half brother of Messiah are plain and simple to understand.  Yet the wise leaders of mega churches take you to passages such as Ephesians 1:13 that when you (you think) believe in Christ, you are sealed with the Holy Spirit for eternal life and can just keep on sinning like the rest of the world.  Ephesians 2:8 advises by grace you are saved by the grace of God, not by works. However, verse 10 tells all, saying, “For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Most people think they are saved but walk astray like the rest of this evil world. Walking with Satan along the wide road instead of the narrow road are the keys to the second death. Matthew 7:14 confirms few will find the narrow road for the keys to eternal life. In verse 15, Christ Jesus proclaims, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” You can enter the narrow road by repenting, obeying the commandments of God, keeping the faith by asking God’s help to do HIS work. Perhaps then, HE will grant you HIS gift of grace to enter the Kingdom of heaven.