Peace, light, gladness and blessings to you all, in the Name of YAOH┌SHUA - the true Messiah!
We praise, glorify and thank Y┴OHU UL, our Eternal Creator, for giving you the opportunity and desire to know Him and His Glorious Message through the original and true Messiah YAOH┌SHUA.
Glory, praises, thanksgiving and adoration do we give to Y┴OHU UL, in the Name of YAOH┌SHUA the Messiah and we believe that the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit of Y┴OHU UlhÝm) is the All-Knowing Eternal One Who always leads you into all truth, by the mercy, love and favors of Y┴OHU UL, our true Creator.
'Even that query wouldn't have come up except for some so-called Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers) there - false ones, really - who came to spy on us and observe what freedom we have in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, as to whether we obeyed the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws or not.
They tried to get us all tied up in their rules, like slaves in chains. But we did not give in for a single moment, for we did not want to confuse you into thinking that salvation can be earned by being circumcised and by obeying YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws.' - Galatians 2:4-5, Holy Scriptures.
'But what if we trust Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to save us and then find out that we are wrong, and that we cannot be saved without being circumcised and obeying all the other YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws?
Wouldn't we have to say that faith in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y had ruined us?
Y┴OHU UL forbid that anyone dare to think such a way about our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!
Rather, we are sinners if we begin rebuilding the old system I have been dismantling, of trying to be saved by observing YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws, for it was through reading the Scriptures that I came to realize that I could never find Y┴OHU UL's favor by trying hard - and failing - to obey the laws.
I came to realize that acceptance with Y┴OHU UL comes solely by believing in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.
I have been impaled with YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y: and I myself no longer live, but YAOH┌SHUA lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is a result of my relying upon the Son of Y┴OHU UL, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.
I am not one of those who treat the death of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA as meaningless. For if we could be saved by keeping YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws, then there was no need for Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to die.'
- Galatians 2:17-21, Holy Scriptures
'Yes, and those who depend on the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws to save them are under Y┴OHU UL's curse, for the Scriptures point out very clearly, 'Cursed is everyone who at any time breaks a single one of these laws that are written in Y┴OHU UL's Books of the Law.'
Consequently, it is clear that no one can ever win Y┴OHU UL's favor by trying to keep the religious rituals, because Y┴OHU UL has declared that the only way we can be right in His sight is by faith.
As the prophet Habkˇak (Habakkuk) says it, 'The man who finds life will find it through depending upon Y┴OHU UL.'
How different from this way of faith is the way of law which stipulates that a man is saved by obeying every law of Y┴OHU UL, without one slip.
But YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has bought us out from under the doom of that system by taking the curse for our wrongdoing upon Himself.
For it is inscribed in the Scriptures -
'Anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed' as Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was hung upon a wooden stake.'
- Galatians 3:10-13, Holy Scriptures
'So Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA has made us free! Now make sure that you remain free and don't get all tied up again in the chains of slavery to YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws and ceremonies.
Hearken to me carefully, for this is serious: if you are counting upon circumcision and keeping the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws to make you right with Y┴OHU UL, then Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA cannot save you!
I'll say it again. Anyone trying to find favor with Y┴OHU UL by being circumcised must always obey every other YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) law or perish.
YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y is useless to you if you are counting on clearing your debt to Y┴OHU UL by keeping those laws; you are lost from Y┴OHU UL's grace (undeserved FAVOR)!
But we, by the help of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit) are depending on the death of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to clear away our sins and make us right with Y┴OHU UL.
And we to whom hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has given eternal life don't need to worry about whether we have been circumcised or not, or whether we are obeying the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) ceremonies or not; for all we need is faith working itself through love!'
- Galatians 5:1-6, Holy Scriptures
'When you are guided by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Sanctified Spirit) you need no longer force yourself to obey YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws.' - Galatians 5:18
'For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just a single point is guilty of breaking ALL of it.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 2:10, New Covenant, Holy Scriptures.
Again, 'whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just a single point is guilty of breaking ALL of it!' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 2:10, Holy Scriptures.
So how can anyone be saved by means of obeying the Mosaic laws?
One must never commit a single sin from birth till death in order to be saved under that legalistic system which has long been discarded.
Salvation is a FREE GIFT of Y┴OHU UL, because He is full of favors, which means, He grants undeserved mercies to mankind.
It isn't free when it is earned, but it is free!
Salvation is the free gift of Y┴OHU UL to the guilty, and not the reward to the self-righteous!
At the Mount of Transfiguration, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was seen with Mehush˙a - Moses (who represented the Law) and Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah) - who represented the prophets and the writings in the Tanakh or the Hebrew Scriptures. And what did Y┴OHU UL declare from heaven?
'This is My beloved Son, obey Him!'
So in cases of doubts in your mind as to whom to obey, whether Mehush˙a and the Law, or any among the prophets of old, Y┴OHU UL, the Most High in heaven, tells you: 'This is My beloved Son, obey Him!' This surely clears the matter once and for all.
Obey Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!
Y┴OHU UL, through the mouth of the prophet Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) declared: 'The day will come when I will make a New Covenant with the people of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) and YAOH┌-dah (Judah).
It won't be like the one I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt - a Covenant they broke, even though I was a Husband to them.
But this is the New Covenant I will make with them:
I will inscribe My laws upon their hearts, so they shall want to honor Me, then they shall truly be My people, and I will be their Y┴OHU UL.
At that time it will no longer be necessary to admonish one another to know Y┴OHU UL.
For everyone, both great and small, shall really know Me then, and I will forgive and forget their sins!'
- Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 31:31-34
Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA declared: 'Your souls are not harmed by what you eat, but by what you think and say!'
- Mark 7:14-23, Holy Scriptures
'One day in Yaffˇ (Joppa), while I was praying, I saw a vision - a huge sheet, let down by its four corners from the sky.
Inside the sheet were all sorts of animals, reptiles and birds (which we are not legally allowed to eat).
Then I heard a voice say, 'Kill and eat whatever you wish.'
'Never!' I replied. 'For I have never eaten anything which is not kosher!'
'But the voice came again, 'Don't say it isn't right when Y┴OHU UL declares it is!'
This happened three times before the sheet with all it contained disappeared into heaven!'' - Acts 11:4-10, Holy Scriptures
'For I am not ashamed of this Glorious Message about hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA because it is Y┴OHU UL's powerful method of bringing all who believe it to heaven.
This message was proclaimed first to the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people alone, but now everyone is invited to come to Y┴OHU UL through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the only Way.
This Glorious Message lets you know that Y┴OHU UL Himself makes us ready for heaven - makes us upright in His sight - when we put our faith and trust fully in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA to save us.
This is carried out from beginning to end by faith alone.
As the Scriptures declare it, 'The man who finds life will find it by depending fully upon Y┴OHU UL.'
But Y┴OHU UL shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked persons who push away the truth from them.
For the truth about Y┴OHU UL is inbornly known to them, because Y┴OHU UL has put this knowledge in their hearts.
Since earliest times people have seen the earth and sky and all that Y┴OHU UL made, and have known of His being alive and great eternal power.
So they will have no excuse when they come before Y┴OHU UL at Judgment Day.
Yes, they knew about Him all right, but they wouldn't admit it or worship Him or even thank Him for all His daily care and provisions.
And after awhile, they began to think up silly ideas of what Y┴OHU UL was like and what He wanted them to do.
The result was that their foolish minds became dark and confused.
Claiming themselves to be wise without Y┴OHU UL, they become utterly stupid. And then, in place of worshiping the great Eternal Y┴OHU UL, they took wood and 'Úban' (s-one) and made idols for themselves, carving them to look like mere birds and animals and snakes and ordinary humans!
So Y┴OHU UL let them go ahead into every sort of sexual sin, and do whatever they wanted to - yes, vile and wicked activities with each other's bodies.
In place of believing what they knew was the truth about Y┴OHU UL, they purposely preferred to believe lies.
So they prayed to those which Y┴OHU UL made, but wouldn't obey the blessed Y┴OHU UL Who created everything.
They worshiped the creatures in place of the Creator!
This is the reason why Y┴OHU UL let go of them and let them do all kinds of wickedness, so even their women turned against Y┴OHU UL's natural plan for them and indulged in sexual sins with each other.
And the men, in place of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other, men doing shameful things with other men, and as a result, getting punished within their own bodies with the penalty they so rightfully deserved.
So it was that when they gave Y┴OHU UL up, and would not even acknowledge Him, Y┴OHU UL gave them up to doing everything their crooked minds could think of.
Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness and sin, of greed and hate, envy, murder, fighting, lying, bitterness and gossip.
They became backbiters, haters of Y┴OHU UL, insolent, stubborn, proud braggarts, always devising new ways of committing sin and continually being disobedient to their parents.
They tried their best not to comprehend, broke their vows and promises, and were heartless - without pity.
They were fully aware of Y┴OHU UL's death penalty for these crimes, yet they went right on ahead and did them anyway, and encouraged others to do them, too.
'Well,' you may say, 'what terrible people you have been talking about!'
But wait a minute! You are just as bad.
When you conclude that they are wicked and should be punished, you are talking about yourselves, for you do these very same wicked activities.
And we know that Y┴OHU UL, in His justice, will punish anyone who does such wicked activities as these.
Do you think that Y┴OHU UL will judge and condemn others for doing them and overlook you when you do them, too?
Don't you realize how patient He is being with you?
Or don't you care? Can't you see that He has been waiting all this time without punishing you as you deserve, in order to give you time to turn from your sin? His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.
But no, you won't hearken; and so you are heaping up terrible punishment for yourselves because of your stubbornness in refusing to turn from your sins.
For there is going to come a day of anger and wrath when Y┴OHU UL will be the just Judge of all the world. He will give each one whatever his deeds deserve.
He will grant Eternal Life to those who patiently do the will of Y┴OHU UL, seeking for the unseen glory and honor and eternal life that He offers.
But He also will terribly punish those who fight against the truth of Y┴OHU UL and walk in evil ways - Y┴OHU UL's anger will be poured out upon them.
There will be sorrow and suffering for the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people and the Gentiles alike who keep on committing sins.
But there will be glory and honor and peace from Y┴OHU UL for all who obey Him, whether they are YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) or not.
For Y┴OHU UL is just, fair to everyone.
Y┴OHU UL will punish sin wherever it is found.
He will punish the pagans when they sin, even though they never had Y┴OHU UL's inscribed laws, for down in their hearts they know right from wrong.
Y┴OHU UL's laws are inscribed within them; their own conscience accuses them, or sometimes excuses them.
And Y┴OHU UL will punish the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people for committing sins because they have His inscribed laws but they don't obey them. They know what is right but don't do it.
After all, salvation is not given to those who know what to do, unless they do it!
The day will surely come when, at Y┴OHU UL's command, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will judge the secret lives of everyone, their inmost thoughts and motives; this is all part of Y┴OHU UL's grand plan which I proclaim.
You YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people think all is well between yourselves and Y┴OHU UL because He gave His laws to you; you brag that you are His special friends.
Yes, you know what He wants; you know right from wrong and you favor the right because you have been taught His laws from earliest youth.
You are very sure of the way to Y┴OHU UL that you could point it out to a blind man.
You think of yourselves as beacon lights in the midst of darkness, directing people who are lost to Y┴OHU UL.
You think that you can guide the innocent and teach even children the affairs of Y┴OHU UL, for you really know His laws, which are full of all knowledge and truth.
Yes, you teach others - then why don't you teach yourselves also?
You tell others not to steal - do you steal?
You claim it is wrong to commit adultery - do you do it?
You exclaim, 'Don't pray to idols!' and then make money your idol in its place!
You are so proud of knowing Y┴OHU UL's laws, but you dishonor Him by breaking them. No wonder the Tanakh says that the world speaks evil of Y┴OHU UL because of you.
Being a YAOH┌-di (Jewish) is worth something if you obey Y┴OHU UL's laws; but if you don't, then you are no better off than the pagans.
And if the pagans obey Y┴OHU UL's laws, won't Y┴OHU UL give them all the rights and honors He planned to give the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people?
In fact, those pagans will be much better off than you YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people who know so much about Y┴OHU UL and have His promises but don't obey His laws.
For you are not a real YAOH┌-di (Jewish) just because you were born of YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) parents or because you have gone through the YAOH┌-di (Jewish) initiation ceremony of circumcision.
No, a real YAOH┌-di (Jewish) person is any individual whose heart is right with Y┴OHU UL!
For Y┴OHU UL is not looking for those who cut their bodies in actual body circumcision, but he is looking for those with changed hearts and minds.
Whoever has that kind of change in his life will get his praise from Y┴OHU UL, even if not from you.
Then what's the use of being a YAOH┌-di (Jewish)?
Are there any special benefits for them from Y┴OHU UL?
Is there any value in the YAOH┌-di (Jewish) circumcision ceremony?
Yes, being YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) has many advantages.
First of all, Y┴OHU UL trusted them with His laws so they could know and do His will.
True, some of them were unfaithful, but just because they broke their promises to Y┴OHU UL does not mean that Y┴OHU UL also will break His promises. Absolutely not!
Though everyone else in the world is a liar, Y┴OHU UL is not!
Do you remember what the book of TehillÝm (Psalms) says about this?
That Y┴OHU UL's words will always prove true and right, no matter who objects to them.
'But,' some may say, 'our breaking faith with Y┴OHU UL is fine, our sins serve a beneficial purpose, for people will notice how kind Y┴OHU UL is when they see how bad we are. Is it fair, then, for Him to punish us when our sins are helping Him?'
(That is the way some people talk.)
Y┴OHU UL forbid!
Then what kind of Y┴OHU UL would He be, to overlook sin?
How could He ever condemn anyone? For He could not judge and condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty brought Him glory by enhancing His honesty, which is in contrast to my lies.
If you follow through with that idea you come to this: the worse we are, the better Y┴OHU UL likes it!
But the damnation of those who say such matters is just.
Yet some claim that this is what I proclaim.
Well, then, are we YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people better than others?
No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people alike are sinners, whether YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) or Gentiles.
As the Scriptures declare:
So the judgment of Y┴OHU UL speaks to those under the law; not one of them has any excuse; in fact, all the world remains hushed, guilty before the All-Powerful Y┴OHU UL.
Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight by doing what the law commands.
For the more we know of Y┴OHU UL's laws, the clearer it becomes that we are not obeying them; His laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners.
But now Y┴OHU UL has shown us a different way to heaven - NOT by being upright enough and trying to keep His laws, but by a new and living way (though not really new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago).
Now Y┴OHU UL says He will accept and acquit us - declare us 'not guilty' - if we trust Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to take away our sins.
And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, no matter who we are or what we have been like before.
Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of Y┴OHU UL's glorious ideal; yet now Y┴OHU UL declares us 'not guilty' of offending Him if we trust YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who, in His kindness, FREELY takes away our sins!
For Y┴OHU UL sent YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to bear and suffer the punishment for our sins and to end all of Y┴OHU UL's anger against us.
He used the 'DAM' (blood) of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and our faith as the means of saving us from His wrath.
In this way, He was being entirely just, even though He did not punish those who sinned in former times. For He was looking forward to the time when hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA would come and take away those sins.
And now in these days also, He can receive sinners in this same way, because YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y took away their sins.
But isn't this unfair for Y┴OHU UL to let criminals go free, and declare that they are innocent?
No, for He reckons it on the basis of their trust upon Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Who took away their sins.
Then what can we boast about doing, to earn our salvation?
Nothing at all!
Why? Because our acquittal is not based upon our upright deeds; it is based upon what hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA has carried out and our faith in Him.
So it is that we are saved by faith in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA and not by the upright deeds we do.
And does Y┴OHU UL save only the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people in this way?
No, the Gentiles, too, may come to Him in this same manner!
Y┴OHU UL treats us all the same; all, whether YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) or Gentiles, are acquitted if they have faith.
Well then, if we are saved by faith, does this mean that we no longer need to obey Y┴OHU UL's laws?
Just the opposite!
In fact, only when we trust YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y can we truly obey Him.
Abruhßm was, humanly speaking, the founder of our YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) nation. What were his experiences about this matter of being saved by faith? Was it because of his upright deeds that Y┴OHU UL accepted him? If so, he would have something to boast about.
But from Y┴OHU UL's point of view, Abruhßm had no basis at all for pride. For the Scriptures tell us Abruhßm believed Y┴OHU UL, and that is why Y┴OHU UL canceled his sins and declared him 'not guilty' - not punishable.
But didn't he earn his rights to heaven by all the upright deeds he performed?
No, for being saved is a GIFT; if a person could earn it by being upright enough, then it wouldn't be FREE - but it is!
It is given to those who do NOT work for it.
For Y┴OHU UL declares sinners to be upright in His sight if they have faith in YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y to save them from Y┴OHU UL's wrath.
King Dßoud (David) spoke of this, describing the happiness of an undeserving sinner who is declared 'not guilty' (not punishable) by Y┴OHU UL.
'Blessed, to be envied,' he said, 'are those whose sins are forgiven and put out of sight. Yes, what delight there is for anyone whose sins are no longer counted against him by Y┴OHU UL.'
Now then, the query: Is this blessing given only to those who have faith in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA and also keep the YAOH┌-dim laws, or is the blessing also given to those who do NOT keep the YAOH┌-dim rules, but only trust upon hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA?
Well, what about Abruhßm? We say that he received these blessings through his faith. Was it by faith alone? Or because he also kept the YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) rules?
For the answer to that query, answer this one: When did Y┴OHU UL give this blessing to Abruhßm?
It was BEFORE HE BECAME a YAOH┌-di (Jewish)!
Even before he went through the YAOH┌-di (Jewish) initiation ceremony of circumcision.
It wasn't until later on, AFTER Y┴OHU UL had promised to bless him because of his faith, that he was circumcised.
The circumcision ceremony was a sign that Abruhßm already had faith and that Y┴OHU UL had already accepted him and declared him just, upright in His sight - before the ceremony took place.
So Abruhßm is the spiritual father of those who believe and are saved without obeying YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) laws.
We now see that those who do not keep these rules are justified (declared innocent) by Y┴OHU UL through faith. And Abruhßm is also the spiritual father of those YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) people who have been circumcised.
They can see from his example that it is not this ceremony that saves them, for Abruhßm found favor with Y┴OHU UL by faith alone, BEFORE HE WAS CIRCUMCISED!
It is clear, then, that Y┴OHU UL's promise to give the whole earth to Abruhßm, and his offsprings was not because Abruhßm obeyed Y┴OHU UL's laws but because he relied upon Y┴OHU UL to keep His promise.
So if you insist to claim that Y┴OHU UL's blessings go to those who are 'upright enough,' then you are saying that Y┴OHU UL's promises to those who have faith are meaningless, and faith is foolish.
But the fact of the matter is this: when we try to gain Y┴OHU UL's blessing and salvation by keeping His laws, we always end up under His anger, for we always fail to keep them.
The only way we can keep from breaking laws is not to have any to break in the first place!
So Y┴OHU UL's blessings are given to us by faith, as FREE GIFTS; we are sure to get them whether or not we follow YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) customs, if we have faith like Abruhßm's, for Abruhßm is the father of us all when it comes to these matters of faith.
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say that Y┴OHU UL made Abruhßm the father of many nations.
Y┴OHU UL will accept all people in every nation who trust Y┴OHU UL as Abruhßm did. And this promise is from Y┴OHU UL Himself, Who makes the dead live again and speaks of future events with as much assurance as though they were already past.
So, when Y┴OHU UL told Abruhßm that He would give him a son who would have many offsprings and become a great nation, Abruhßm believed Y┴OHU UL even though such a promise just couldn't come to pass!
And because his faith was firm, he didn't worry about the fact that he was too old to be a father, at the age of one hundred, and that Sarah his wife, at ninety, was also much too old to bear a child.
But Abruhßm never doubted. He believed Y┴OHU UL, for his faith and trust grew ever firmer, and he praised Y┴OHU UL for this blessing even before it happened.
He was completely sure that Y┴OHU UL was well able to do anything He promised.
And because of Abruhßm's faith, Y┴OHU UL forgave his sins and declared him 'not punishable.'
Now this amazing declaration - that he was accepted and approved through his faith - wasn't just for Abruhßm's benefit.
It was for us too, assuring us that Y┴OHU UL will accept us in the same way he accepted Abruhßm - when we believe the promises of Y┴OHU UL Who brought back our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead.
He died for our sins and rose again to make us right with Y┴OHU UL, filling us with Y┴OHU UL's uprightness.
So now, since we have been made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight by faith in His promises, we can have real peace with Him because of what Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has carried out for us.
For because of our faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now are, and we confidently and happily look forward to actually becoming all that Y┴OHU UL has had in mind for us to be.
We can exult too, when we run into problems and trials because we know that they are beneficial for us - they help us learn to be patient.
And patience develops firmness of character in us and helps us to trust Y┴OHU UL more each time we use it, up to the point where our hope and faith become finally firm and enduring.
Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly Y┴OHU UL loves us, and we feel His warm love everywhere within us because Y┴OHU UL has given us the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' to fill our hearts with His love.
When we were utterly helpless with no way of escape, hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA came at just the right time and died for us sinners who had no use for him. Even if we were upright, we really wouldn't expect anyone to die for us, though, of course, that might be barely possible.
But Y┴OHU UL showed His great love for us by giving up hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA to die for us while were still sinners.
And since by His 'DAM' (blood) He did all this for us as sinners, how much more will He do for us now that He has declared us not guilty?
Now He will surely save us from all of Y┴OHU UL's wrath to come!
And since, when we were His enemies, we were brought back to Y┴OHU UL by the death of His Son, what blessings He must have for us now that we are His friends, and He is living within us!
Now we are glad in our amazing new relationship with Y┴OHU UL - all because of what our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has carried out in dying for our sins - making us friends of Y┴OHU UL.
When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race. His sin spread death throughout all the world, so everything began to grow old and die, for all sinned.
We know that it was Adam's sin that caused this because although, of course, people were committing sins from the time of Adam until Mehush˙a (Moses), Y┴OHU UL did not in those days judge them guilty of death for breaking His laws - because He had not yet given His laws to them, nor told them what He wanted them to do.
So when their bodies died, it was not for their own sins since they themselves had never disobeyed Y┴OHU UL's special law against the eating of the forbidden fruit, as Adam had.
What a contrast between Adam and hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA Who was yet to come! And what a difference between man's sin and Y┴OHU UL's forgiveness.
For this one man, Adam, brought death to many through his sin. But this one Man, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, brought forgiveness to many through Y┴OHU UL's mercy.
Adam's one sin brought the penalty of death to many, while hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA freely takes away many sins and gives glorious life in its place.
The sins of this one man, Adam, caused death to be king over all, but all who will take Y┴OHU UL's gift of forgiveness and acquittal are kings of life because of this one Man, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.
Yes, Adam's sin brought punishment to all, but the uprightness of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y makes people right with Y┴OHU UL, so they can live.
Adam caused many to become sinners because he disobeyed Y┴OHU UL, and hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA caused many to be made acceptable to Y┴OHU UL because He obeyed.
The Ten Commandments were given so all could see the degree of their failure to obey Y┴OHU UL's laws. But the more we see our sinfulness, the more we see Y┴OHU UL's abounding favor in forgiving us.
Before, sin ruled over all men and brought them to death, but now Y┴OHU UL's kindness rules in its place, giving us a right relationship with Y┴OHU UL and gives life eternal through our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.
Oh, Yaoshor˙l (Israel), My people! Oh, my YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) brethren! How I long for you to come to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.
My heart is heavy within me and I grieve bitterly day and night because of you.
Hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA knows and the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' knows that it is no mere pretense when I say that I would be willing to be forever damned if that would save you.
Y┴OHU UL has given you so much, but still you will not hearken to Him. He took you as His own special, select people and led you along with a bright cloud of glory and told you how very much He wanted to bless you.
He gave you His rules for daily life so you would know what He wanted you to do. He let you worship Him, and gave you mighty promises.
Great men of Y┴OHU UL were your forefathers, and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y Himself was One of you, a YAOH┌-di (Jewish) insofar as His human nature is concerned, He Who now rules over everything.
Praise Y┴OHU UL forever!
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