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Y  Love towards others!
Y  Responsibilities to our family
Y  G-d-ly life style...?
Y  Just twenty reasons we should love others:
Y  Hypocritical religious foolish life-style!?
Y  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love!

 

Love towards others!

 

A New commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, and that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:34)
(Also: Mark 12:30, 31; Matthew 5: 43, 44; 22:37-40; John 15:12; Leviticus 19:18, 19)


So even faith, if it does not have works by it is inoperative or dead. (James 2:14-26) The Scriptures in Matthew 25:35-40 declares: And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it, unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto Me (verse 40) (see also Proverbs 19:17)

 

If you hide your eyes from the misery and wants of others, you hide your eyes from Yeshua! You must be consistently righteous and continue your salvation with your faith and works in love! The Gospel is not just a cheap and corrupt gospel! We must also take care of people in need!
He who gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes (from their want) will have many a curse. (Proverbs 28:27)

 

If you are still without understanding, which have ears and eyes, and hear not or see not (Matthew 13,13-16; Jeremiah 6:21), are you not deaf and blind, about the situation of the stranger, of the widow and of the fatherless, who are in your town? Somebody who sees another who is in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him or her, how can the love of G-d still live and remain in him or her? (1 John 3:17)


Because Christians fail to be obedient in giving compassion and love for others, and love their worldly goods, their money and resources for sustaining life, there is a great lack and neglecting in taking care for the needy? This love will only be possible, when faithful believers understand their duties and are obedient. (James 1: 27)

 

First give (with unconditional love), than also you will receive, on G-d's terms. Can egocentric people inherit the Kingdom of G-d? Is this not a serious warning? More about the subject "love" can be read in the whole Chapter of
...And so faith, hope, love abide [faith - conviction and belief respecting manís relation to G-d and Divine things; hope - joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love - true affection for G-d and man, growing out of G-ds love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
(1 Corinthians 13; Amplified)

 

Love is not an option, it's a command!

Responsibilities to our family

 

We believe that our responsibilities to our family are of essential importance. It's a holy work that G-d put in our lives. Believers must give priority to family relationships, to fulfilling our family responsibilities, to preserve the sanctification of marriage, (man/wife) and to maintain Divine order in our home. This is required for one's ministry and is the first step into the ministry. Also the husband of the household, the father of the family, so far as it is possible, should be the priest in the house. This is a form of Divine order. Surely, we believe, this is also a must for a minister of the L-rd! (Ephesians 5:22-33) (1 Timothy 3:5)

 

We believe that our responsibilities for our family are chronologically as:

 

1. G-d {YHVH}

2. Family  

3. Ministry or work

 

In our obedience to our L-rd, we are required to act in a responsible manner as good and trustworthy citizens, in the society of "your" nation.

G-dly life style...?

 

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (John 13:34) 

 

This is the same as the old commandment in Leviticus 19:18, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."  The renewed commandment here has an additional part, "as I have loved you."  Yeshua more than fulfilled the Mosaic precept.  He not only loved His neighbor as Himself, but He loved him more than Himself, for He laid down His own life for others. In this He called upon His disciples to follow Him: to be ready on all occasions to lay down their lives for each other and for enemies, if it would save them from hell!  This surpassed by far the moral systems of all religions! 


Yeshua or Jesus Christ virtually said to them, "You have been ambitious, envious, and at strife for supremacy. This cannot be. You must love as I love. By this shall all people know you to be Christians!"  ďDisciplesĒ of different teachers were known by their habits, or some particular creed or rite; but the disciples of Yeshua/Christ have to be known by the love they must have for one another (1 John 3:11-18; 1 John 4:7-21).


Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of G-d; and every one that loveth is born of G-d, and knoweth G-d.
(1 John 4:7) 

 Just twenty reasons we should love others...


1.   To prove that we are of G-d {YHVH} (1 John 4:7).
2.   It proves Son-ship (1 John 4:7; 1 John 5:1-2).
3.   It is proof of knowing G-d (1 John 4:7-8).
4.   Because G-d is love and we should follow His examples as children of G-d (1 John 4:8,16).
5.   G-d has imparted love to us (1 John 4:9; Romans 5:5).
6.   G-d sent His Son {Yeshua} to make it possible (1 John 4:9; 1 Peter 2:21).
7.   That we might live (1 John 4:9, 10, 14).
8.   Because G-d first loved us (1 John 4:10, 19).
9.   We have been loved and forgiven so much (1 John 4:10; John 3:16).
10. It is our duty (1 John 4:11).
11. G-d loved us when we were unlovable (1 John 4:11; Romans 5:6-10).
12. G-d dwells in us (1 John 4:12).
13. G-d's love is perfected in us (1 John 4:12).
14. Because of the indwelling Spirit {Roach HaKodesh} (1 John 4:13).
15. We believe in love (1 John 4:16).
16. We dwell in G-d (1 John 4:16).
17. We are like Him (1 John 4:17).
18. It proves we love G-d (1 John 4:20).
19. It is a command (1 John 4:21; 1 John 5:2).
20. It is natural as sons of G-d (1 John 5:1-2).

 

In keeping honest motives, without any self-interest with characteristics you will live according to the laws and commandments written in your heart by the Holy Spirit, Himself:

 

Irreproachable, husband of one wife (man-woman), sober, of good behavior, hospitality, capable of giving teaching, no striker, patient, ruler of his own house, receiving a good report, guard of true doctrines, having a good conscience, live G-dly with a G-dly life-style and honest, keep themselves pure, abstain from fleshly lust and follow the fruits of the {Holy} Spirit, to live blameless before G-d and for all man, keeping your word & promises, not arrogant, not short-tempered, no addict, not greedy also concerning money (Wise & responsible steward), not covetousness, etc.......

 

Hypocritical religious foolish life-style!?

 

Multitudes of your sacrifices offered in hypocrisy and vain oblations to secure favor with whom? Spreading forth the hands toward Him in prayer as if they were clean in His sight, when they are purposeless in themselves; all half-hearted, dead, formal, meaningless and hypocritical! On Sunday-morning meetings, spreading of your hands to G-d, and your many prayers, for your hands are still dirty and your hypocritical faces and still living your lives corruptly! Even when you spread your hands toward G-d, He will hide His eyes from you (Isaiah 1:15). All this emphasizes the fact that religious rituals and the making of many prayers are worthless and these are abominations, unless accompanied by an upright life-style!

 

The words of the foolish man are a source of pride causing his fall! If you have acted stupidly in your thinking or planning, it is evil in the eyes of G-d! It is better to confess it to G-d Who forgives! The ways of men are before G-d and He records every word and deed. Every idle word and every cup of cold water given or refused will be brought up before man in the Day of Judgment! For the ways of man are before the eyes of the L-rd, and he pondereth all his goings. (Proverbs 5:21) 

 

Let us settle the differences between us! Such reasoning where both parties state their own case will put an end to all other reasoning.  The sinner, hypocrite, the striker, the proud, the name-Christian... will maybe see his/her need and give himself to G-d? Then G-d will be just in cleansing him from all sin!

If you keep My commandments,
you shall abide in My love!

 

 

And Jesus {Yeshua}  went into the temple of G-d, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves... (Matthew 21:12) 

 

He is well-pleased to receive you, when you seek the face of the Heavenly Father {YHVH} before His Holy Throne. But it makes Him sad that there are people in His temple, who are coming before the Throne of G-d and they are not prepared. They haven't cleansed themselves by the precious Blood of Yeshua the Messiah. They haven't surrendered with a true heart to confess their unrighteousness. They come before the Throne of the Father {YHVH}, but their clothes aren't clean at all! They come with their minds made up, taking with them their arrogantly, pride and presumptuous lifestyle!

 

What can the Father in Heaven {YHVH} do with them if they don't prepare themselves and truly surrender their hearts to Him and realize that time after time sin cannot be tolerated? They should be prepared to accept and to respect the sacrifice of Yeshua Messiah on the cross! They should realize the weight of their sin and confess it. He is inviting you to come in His Temple courtyard and go to His altar, His cross, to touch it, so that you become clean and holy!

 

He knows all your transgressions and your sin, and they are a hindrance to come before the Father in the Holy of Holies {YHVH}! There is no secret hide for G-dís eyes!

 

There can only be restoration and blessings when people repent of their sin with a surrendered heart, time after time. It doesn't matter which function you have in His Kingdom. Everyone must repent and there are no exceptions! For a long time the Father in Heaven {YHVH} has seen the sin committed by His servants, but He has turned away from those who come to Him before His Holy Throne with a wrong heart-attitude. He desires a holy nation, a holy people who will serve as an example in an unbelieving world.

 

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