John 3:1-13: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
The bible makes it perfectly clear that water baptism and baptism in the Holy Spirit are essential to being born again. It is not an option but a means to becoming born again and a response to the gospel of the kingdom of God and how to enter into it. I find more people searching out scripture in order to avoid and disobey water and spirit baptism which reveals something in that heart that really needs to be addressed. Why would someone make excuses to disobey the word or claim it is not necessary in order to be saved? They have been taught heresies.
They believe they are saved by grace and again, another heretical teaching is being taught using half a sentence, resulting in people believing they are saved or born again, when they are not. We are saved by grace THROUGH FAITH, which is a gift of God. Let’s review the foundational doctrines of the church because if the foundation is not laid correctly, anything else built upon it is shaky.
1. Repentance from works (dead works) that obtain favor or blessings from God that the blood of Jesus purchased for you. This stems from unbelief in the finished work of the cross and the person believes that their works, confession, money or whatever obtain God’s favor or blessings. Not that good works are not performed. They just are not done to obtain what Jesus purchased which means that if you don’t know what Jesus purchased with His blood, you can be easily deceived into works to obtain blessings. Now, that said, if you have faith without works, the bible says that is not the kind of faith that saves you. Saving faith produces good works out of love for Christ and love for others. You can love others without loving Christ but you cannot love Christ without loving others and being empathetic to their needs and be moved by them. Goats will not have these works. Sheep do and that is fruit to know them by. The bible says if you know to do good and do it not, it is sin.
2. Faith toward God is the second foundational teaching for the church. Without faith it is impossible to please God. The debt for your sins was paid for by the blood of Jesus and as a result, we are to be like Him, which is dead to sin and alive unto righteousness. Grace is not the license to sin, but the power of God given to you not to sin and that is how the law was fulfilled. It was not done away with as those who love to practice the sloppy agape hyper grace preach. They will call you legalistic if you call people to repentance and call sin what God calls it, which is the definition of repentance. Turning from sin is the fruit of agreeing with God that sin is what He calls it.
When Peter preached to 3000 Jews they asked, “What must we do to be saved”? Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized”! That has never changed. Repentance means to change your mind and go in the opposite direction which will result in actions that everyone can see. The Lord would never tell you to repent if it wasn’t something only you could do for you. I heard one pastor preach that you are unable to repent until you accept Christ. Not what Jesus said! The bible no where says to ask Jesus in your heart and all this other nonsense we teach people today. The bible is very clear in what you must do to be saved and that is to repent and be baptized. People are thinking they are born again and eternally secure without obeying what the bible says to be born again. So how saved are they if they did not follow the biblical foundational way to become born again. We have to stop teaching people to ask Jesus into their heart or lead them in a salvation prayer. Not biblical. I will explain further.
What being saved by grace (translated empowerment) thru faith is acknowledging is Jesus as Lord and if you believe that in your heart, you will obey. Can’t leave that part out either. Many people think grace means something it does not. We can’t leave out the TROUGH FAITH part or the whole doctrine is false and meaningless. You receive this “empowerment” or grace by believing in faith that what the bible says is true, thus you do what it says. If you don’t have that faith, which is the first part of receiving this grace or empowerment, you won’t act upon what the bible says. Here is the sequence: You have faith that Jesus says what He means and means what He says and therefore you act upon what He said. He said you must repent and be baptized, so you repent and be water baptized and then baptized in the Holy Spirit which is the grace or empowerment givenly freely not to sin and you acknowledge this with your mouth. You get the grace or empowerment through faith in believing and acting upon what Jesus said to do. Salvation is not a one time act but a process you walk out under this empowerment. Thus the bible says we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling and not fall away and go into perdition. That word save and salvation is translated “saving” or “delivering” and not a one time act. Example: if you are walking down the road looking down and a friend is walking behind you and yells “jump a car is coming” and you believe in your heart that person is telling the truth, you jump. If you don’t jump, you don’t believe in you heart. So if the bible says you must be born again of water and the spirit or repent and be baptized in order to be saved, someone who believes in their heart will act upon it. Saving faith results in action or works. Otherwise it is not the saving kind of faith. Grace translated in Ephesians is “the divine influence upon the heart which will reflect in the life of one receiving it, especially in obedience and thank worthiness”. No reflection of this divine influence in obedience and gratitude, no matter how much they spouted out of their mouth about Jesus, they received nothing. Quite simple. This verse does not exclude baptism. If you notice in Romans 10:10 it starts out with heart belief that leads to righteousness, and as a result “confession” translated acknowledgment is made, which will result in acting upon what Jesus said throughout all scripture in obedience. People tend to just focus on saying words with their mouth thinking that gets them into heaven. Faith without works is dead. It isn’t the kind of faith that saves you. I have searched the scriptures to insure I have real eternal life instead of looking for loop holes so as not to obey. Looking for loopholes not to obey speaks volumes about the heart of the person who wants to be willfully deceived. I choose truth which is who Jesus is. To reject truth is to reject Jesus, no matter how much you say you love Him. Also, water baptism was a part of the salvation message because when Phillip joined himself to the eunuchs chariot, Philip told him what he must do to be saved and when they came upon water, the eunuch asked Phillip if there was anything preventing him from being water baptized. Phillip water baptized him.
We are saved by empowerment (grace) through faith because if we have real faith, we believe what Jesus said and what the bible says we must do to be born again and we act upon and acknowledge it with our mouth (confess). You can confess Jesus is Lord all you want to but He isn’t if you don’t do what He says. That confession won’t save you. Acting upon repenting, being water baptized and baptized in the Holy Spirit to receive this empowerment (grace) is what being saved by grace (empowerment) THROUGH FAITH. If you believe what Jesus said about being born again by water and the spirit, you will get water baptized after repenting and then be baptized in the Holy Spirit to receive this empowerment not to sin. The bible says that some will have a form of godliness but will deny this empowerment. FROM SUCH TURN AWAY! Don’t go to those churches and turn away and stop supporting those that teach being baptized in the Holy Spirit as happened at Pentecost, is not necessary. It is a damnable heresy.
So grace isn’t the license to sin, but the power of God given to you not to and that is how Jesus fulfilled the law. He said He didn’t do away with it. The law went from being an external set of rules to follow (dead works) to gain God’s acceptance to show us we couldn’t keep it in our ability to we needed this empowerment, which is a free gift. Now the law is written on our minds and hearts and became internal. Our freedom in Christ comes from no longer being a slave to sin, not free to sin believing we are eternally secure. With the current ear tickling gospel being preached today, grace is defined as something you don’t deserve and all you have to do is ask Jesus into your heart or acknowledge (confess) Him with your mouth while leaving out the THROUGH FAITH part that has a person actually believe what Jesus said on how to be born again and respond by obeying with repentance, water baptism and baptism in the Holy Spirit to receive this grace (empowerment) that leads to righteous living. The fruit of that is this:
A far cry from the gospel being preached today that is ear tickling, flesh patting and strengthens sin as cheap grace and salvation is obtained by asking Jesus into your heart, which is no where in the bible, and upon so doing, you are eternally secure and no matter how bad or much you continue to practice sin, you are eternally secure. This is another damnable heresy, which most teachers are starting to have their eyes opened about and they have repented. Those that haven’t, will have to give an account to God for all the souls in hell as a result of their not allowing their mental strongholds to be pulled down with the truth. These teachers and preachers are held more accountable than the rest and I wouldn’t want to be them when they draw their last breath. Behold the kindness and severity of God.
3. Doctrines of Baptisms is the next foundational teaching given in Hebrews 6:1 Notice that baptisms are plural and there are several different kinds of baptisms. Water baptism, which signifies us being dead to sin or buried under the water and alive unto righteousness which symbolizes the ressurection of believers because of our being dead to sin. Water baptism is done for the remission of past sins and it is done by any disciple of Christ. It doesn’t have to be by a pastor, priest or whatever and it should be DONE IMMEDIATELY. It is so important that even Jesus did it in obedience to the Father, so are we exempt? If I preach an evangelistic message, I should be baptizing people right away. This prepares the person for the baptism in the Holy Spirit as given at Pentecost, which is the empowerment not to sin. As the bible says, once someone is swept clean, you got to fill them up. Upon Jesus being water baptized, He was baptized in the Holy Spirit as the dove descended upon Him. Then the HOLY SPIRIT led Jesus into the desert to be tested and tempted by the devil before He started His full time ministry. No miracles were ever performed before this event.
The gifts of the spirit operate in those that have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and this is where the supernatural gifts operate and not only empower a person not to sin when being tempted by the devil, but it also equips believers for ministry, instead of having just Sunday pew sitters that leave everything to the burnt out pastor.
There is the baptism of fire and the baptism of suffering for some as well. These include tribulations, persecutions and martredom and other forms of suffering for the promoting of the gospel and the kingdom of God or for the cleansing of the church and preparing a bride without spot or wrinkle.
4. Next is the foundational doctrine of laying on of hands. This is done to impart blessings, healing, impartation of the Holy Spirit and His gifts as well as annointings.
5. Resurrection of the dead is the next foundational doctrine. The dead in Christ, or true Christian, not those who just think they are while being workers of iniquity, will be raised first unto eternal fellowship with Christ. Those who are not Christians will be raised and judged by God and sent away unto eternal damnation.
6. Eternal judgment is the final foundational doctrine in the bible. Once dead, there is no going back for a do over. Some people do not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved but believe a lie and in the church today there are many doctrines of demons and seducing spirits in the church, deceiving and being deceived, but God is faithful bring truth to have their eyes opened and many will reject it because they are deceived. The word “deceived” means you don’t think you are wrong. You believe you are right. That is why the meek (teachable) inherit the earth. They are at least teachable and will seek things out and research them and not be complacent and stick their head in the sand. Did you know that a witch cannot curse a Christian submitted to the Lord and who is teachable, but they can curse the lukewarm. Balaam could not curse the Israelites as long as they walked uprightly in obedience. You can fall away from the faith, become apostate by deception by teaching or believing a gospel that is so different from the first church. You must endure until the end as the process of saving and delivering that we spoke about earlier, takes place as we work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
With around 68% of men who attend church, many of those in the pulpits, viewing porn on a regular basis and sin running rampant in the church, we definitely are not preaching the true gospel and the Lord will not confirm what is currently being taught with signs, wonders and miracles. Fornicators will not enter the kingdom of heaven. There is condemnation or judgment for those walking according to the flesh and you can have your name removed from the Lamb’s book of life. Hebrews 10 states that if a believer willfully sins or goes back into practicing sin, (not a daily slip up that true believers have that they confess and repent of right away) despite this spirit of empowerment not to, he is in endangerment of judgment, or being cut off. We are not the bride of Christ yet, but only engaged and engagements could be broken according to Jewish tradition. The teachers and preachers who are not addressing this and preaching the true gospel, will be accountable for their souls. Their blood won’t be on my hands!
Just because a person performs a righteous or kind act doesn’t make them righteous. It is practicing a lifestyle of righteousness in the power of the Holy Spirit that makes them righteous. Committing a unwillful sinful act doesn’t make us a sinner unless we go into practicing a lifestyle of sin. I want to make that clarification, because many believe that one slip here and they are out of the kingdom of God and they go back to square one and they live in fear. That is not what I am saying. If I hammer a nail in a piece of wood, that doesn’t make me a carpenter. I want to make that distinction. Jesus counts us as righteous as long as we are making the trip in the process of saving and delivering.
The HOLY SPIRIT WILL NOT INHABIT SOMONE THAT DOESN’T WANT TO BE HOLY. Jesus is coming for a Glorious Church, without spot or wrinkle and He is restoring things to His church before He returns. I pray we allow Him to wash us in the water of the word. He weeps over those who are lost in our pews. I don’t want to be held accountable to those ending up in the lake of fire because of a stronghold or false belief I hold on to because of pride. Lord forgive us!
The Elijah anointing is going to pull down false teaching and teachers as it exposes the false with the truth of God’s word. It will be calling people to repentance. The watchman is to wake the sleeping people. It is time for the virgins to awake and make sure you are wise. We have this mistaken idea that all who claim to be a Christian get raptured, but only the wise and ready virgins do. The foolish run out of oil and are left behind.
Your Salvation Is NOT Assured Until the End by Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry
The evangelist paces back and forth across the stage like a caged tiger. With neck veins visible and sweat trickling down his cheeks, he shakes his finger at the auditorium ceiling and thunders to his audience, “Will the Father in heaven permit one of His own children, for whom the Savior died on the cross, to ever fall into the depths of hell and become lost? I’m telling you right now — the answer is NEVER! … . Give Him praise and glow-ry!”
Many professed “born-again” evangelicals would respond with a collective “Amen, brother!” to this man’s statement. There is no doubt in their minds that their salvation is already a certainty.
They believe they are destined for heavenly bliss no matter what they do or how they may sin between now and their last breath. As one evangelical describes it, “It is as if they have boarded a nonstop train bound for heaven. This faith train may pass through dark and perilous places, but it will never discharge a person with a reservation short of his glorious destination.”
The doctrine of eternal security or “once saved, always saved” is a widely believed teaching. Although no such terms exist anywhere in the Bible, what the preacher says about the belief may on first glance sound plausible, but is he right?
A representative passage very popular with those who believe in being forever saved at conversion is John 10:27-29: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.”
“See,” they say, “once He saves us we can never perish and no one can separate us from Him. His word is absolute and He cannot lie.”
Their statement cannot be denied. The question is, when does He grant us life everlasting? Are we “saved” immediately at our conversion? Is it ever possible to fall from grace? The issue of timing is the crux of the matter.
A companion verse to John 10:27-29 and a key that unlocks it and similar passages is found in Matthew 25:32-34, speaking of the Savior on the day of judgment: “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. And these shall go away (goats) into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into ETERNAL LIFE.” This is when eternal life is given.”
The setting in Yahshua’s statement is the earth at His Second Coming. When He returns he will judge the earth and at that specific time will reward the faithful, both living and dead, with salvation. He confirms this in Revelation 22:12, showing the basis on which He gives rewards: “Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Two verses later He adds, “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
Doing His commandments — obeying His laws — is what makes us worthy for eternal life, symbolized by the tree of life. The implied opposite, then, means that if we don’t do His commandments we will not have this special right to everlasting life.
To be judged worthy by adhering to commandments and being rewarded according to works certainly doesn’t square with the popular teaching that salvation is immediate, automatic, and inevitable for the chosen. Unless we understand the truth about when and how we are saved, resting in the false notion that our salvation is forever secure could give us false security and in fact jeopardize our eternal future.
Some Believe They Have No Choice
There are those who take this idea of eternal security even a step further. They believe that because salvation is “all of Yahweh,” you are saved whether you want to be or not! Even though salvation involves both you and Yahweh, even if you decide you don’t want it Yahweh will carry you through anyway because it is His will to do so.
One such proponent explains it this way, “Eternal security, then, is the unbreakable relationship with the integrity of [Elohim]. Neither [Elohim] nor man nor angel can destroy the relationship which begins at salvation. There is no sin we can commit. There is no activity on our part that can neutralize it or destroy it. It is something we have permanently and perfectly both now and forever.”
An even more extreme position, promoted by men like Charles Stanley and Charles Ryrie, says that even if a person becomes an unbeliever, that person will still remain saved. This teaching essentially takes away any free choice from human beings. Yahweh may just as well have created humankind with an inability to sin. The whole idea of freedom to choose right over wrong that Yahweh has granted human beings since Eden is pointless in view of this extreme doctrine. He’ll save you in spite of yourself! But is that really the case?
A Scriptural truth that is not understood by many is that Yahweh does not save us in our sins, He saves us from our sins — from the death penalty that we because of our sins deserve. We cannot continue in sin and still expect Him to redeem us for His Kingdom. In fact, He makes it clear that He will not do so. “The wages of sin is death,” Paul wrote in Romans 6:23. Sins must be repented of and no longer indulged in. If we are in unrepented sin we will not be granted everlasting life. Yahweh does not reward sin. Notice: “Know you not that the unrighteous [lawbreakers] shall not inherit the Kingdom of Elohim? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom,” 1Corinthians 6:9-10.
By definition, sin is the breaking of any of Yahweh’s laws, 1John 3:4.
Clearly, it does matter if a person remains true to Yahweh and it matters very much whether he or she indulges in the sin of this world. Paul tells us, “Be not deceived; Elohim is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting,” Galatians 6:7-8.
Was Paul Even Sure of His Own Salvation?
Surely a man like the Apostle Paul, who wrote the majority of the New Testament and had direct revelatory teaching from Yahshua (Gal. 1:11-12), would know whether he himself had salvation assured. If the eternal security doctrine is true, then Paul of all people believed it and taught it. Right? On the contrary.
Read the Apostle’s own statements about the doubts he entertained about his own life, and what he admonished about persevering and being faithful until the end:
“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway,” 1Corinthians 9:27. (Castaway is the Greek adokimos, one disapproved by the judge as not having fairly deserved the prize.)
“All I want is to know [Messiah Yahshua] and the power of His resurrection…That is the way I can hope to take my place in the resurrection of the dead. Not that I have become perfect yet: I have not yet won, but I am still running, trying to capture the prize for which [Messiah Yahshua] captured me. I can assure you my brothers, I am far from thinking that I have already won,”Philippians 3:10-13, Jerusalem Bible.
“Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves…” 2Corinthians 13:5.
“For we are made partakers of Messiah, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end,” Hebrews 3:14.
Knowing exactly when the saints are saved will reveal the error of both the once saved, always saved doctrine and the popular understanding about being “born again” at conversion. Neither teaching is scriptural, based on what the Bible says about how and when salvation occurs.
How Salvation Actually Works
What few today grasp is that saving is a process, which starts with being begotten of the Holy Spirit at baptism and ends with being born again at the resurrection. An analogy about being saved is helpful here.
Let’s say a bush pilot crashes his plane in the cold wilderness of the arctic. Injured, he sends out an SOS, sets off flares, and radios for help. After some days he hears the distant drone of another plane. “I’m saved!” he cries.
But is he really saved? His exact location has not even been pinpointed by the rescuers.
What he means is that he now has the hope of being saved, the same thing Paul said he had in Philippians 3. He is technically not saved until he is safe and recovering in a hospital bed. For all he knows, his rescue plane itself may hit bad weather on the way back and be forced down. The ambulance picking him up at the airport may crash on icy roads. He may succumb to his injuries. All sorts of things could happen between now and the time he is in fact saved and on his way to recovery. As the popular expression goes, “It’s not over till its over.”
Yahshua said that men would hate the truth, “but he that endures to the end shall be saved,” Matthew 10:22. We may have hope of salvation, but it isn’t assured until the “end”— either the end of our lives or the end of this age when Yahshua comes to gather His elect.
Why? Because at any point we could become apostate. We could fall from grace by slipping back into the world through its many sins and temptations. If that happens to us we are in jeopardy, because Yahweh does not save sinners. Rather, he saves those who have repented of sin and turned to walk in His ways. Yahweh said through the prophet, “But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die,”Ezekiel 18:21.
We learn from 1Corinthians 3:16 that Yahweh will destroy those who once knew the truth but become defiled. “Know you not that you are the temple of Elohim, and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of Elohim, him shall Elohim destroy; for the temple of Elohim is holy, which temple you are. Let no man deceive himself.” Even though the last verse of this passage, 23, says that we are Messiah’s, Paul shows that the possibility still exists that we could fall.
We see abundant evidence in the Scriptures that even though we are called His, we can still become debased through our choice to sin, and therefore jeopardize our eternal reward.
Those that do fall through disobedience will be cut off. “Be not highminded, but fear: For if Elohim spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not you. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of Elohim: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off,” Romans 11:21-22. “Goodness” means moral excellence. To fall from moral excellence is to disobey, as verse 30 reveals (“have not believed” means to disobey, see ASV and Rotherham).
Justified and Sanctified: The Key
Most who hold to the eternal security teaching dread what they call “works salvation.” They believe that Yahweh requires nothing of His people but faith alone. Any hint of the necessity of obedience sends them into paroxysms of distress and incredulity.
Certainly we are not saved by our works. The Scriptures are clear on that. We are not justified by keeping the law, Romans 3:20, but by His grace, v. 24. Justification means “just as if” we had not sinned. Nothing we can do will “earn” us righteous standing in His sight because we have all sinned and are nothing but filthy rags, Romans 3:23.
Once we are justified by His grace, however, then we are set apart for a holy purpose, which is called sanctification. Through sanctification Yahweh expects His people to live pure and righteous lives. “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of Elohim,” 2Corinthians 7:1. Notice the verse does not say, “Let Yahweh cleanse us,” but rather, “let us cleanse ourselves.” Live purely. Overcome the pulls of sin.
In the same vein we are commanded to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,” Philippians 2:12. If one is already saved, no fear and trembling would be necessary! Neither would there be a need to work out any salvation.
A sanctified individual not only lives a life apart from sin, but also is obedient to what Yahweh tells Him to do. “For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous,” 1John 5:3. He has commanded His people to keep His laws, including His Sabbaths. They do so not because they are earning their salvation, but because they now live for Him and are in the process of taking on His very nature. We reflect His nature when we do what He would do and follow His direction. He is the Father and we His children. We obey Him just as we obey our earthly parents. We don’t obey our parents for a reward, but because they are our parents and they demand obedience. Our love for them makes us want to obey them.
Backsliders Will Slide on Out
Yahweh is adamant about the failure of those who once accepted Him but now turn back to sin. He will not save them in spite of themselves. He will, in fact, judge them!
The prophet Ezekiel warns, “But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his righteousness that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die,” 18:24.
Does this passage just apply to ancient Israel? Ezekiel and other prophets prophesied not only for their day but also for our day and beyond. Yahweh does not change, Malachi 3:6. What was true of His people anciently is true of His people today. He has but one standard. Paul said that all that happened in the Old Testament was for our example, 1Corinthians 10:11.
Backsliding is as hazardous to the people of Yahweh today as it was with Israel of old. Read in the New Testament Book of Hebrews, 6:4-6: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, And have tasted the good word of Elohim, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they impale to themselves the Son of Elohim afresh, and put him to an open shame.”
Stark and serious words. To throw away the truth once you know it is as grave as it gets. Obviously such a result leaves no room for being eternally saved.
The Bible is filled with assurances that Yahweh will reward His chosen according to their deeds. Both an obedient life and a sinful life will be rewarded accordingly, Romans 2:6-9.The final book of the Bible shows that the saints are those who keep the commandments of Yahweh and have the faith of Yahshua, Revelation 14:12. Faith and obedience go hand in hand Clearly, it is the obedient — who are faithful until the end — who are saved, Hebrews 5:9, and not those who flout His commands and live the life they choose still expecting a Kingdom reward.
End – Yahweh Restoration Ministry
There is therefore no condemnation or judgment for those who are IN CHRIST JESUS who walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. This is a definition of what one will look like if they are “In Him”. They are walking according to the Holy Spirit and not walking according to the flesh. There is judgment or same word translated from the Greek “condemnation” for those who walk according to the flesh.
1 John 2 talks about what it looks like to be In Him. And hereby we do know that we know Him if we keep His commandments. He that saith I know Him and keepth not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keepeth His word in him is the love of God perfected (matured) hereby know we that we are IN HIM. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
“And this is the condemnation (or why God’s judgment is brought on us) that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light (they prefer darkness), because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light (and those that shine the light on the condition of their heart), neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (or discovered is the literal translation). But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they were wrought in God.
Here is one dispelling the once saved always saved false doctrine we have and that is the same chapter I Timothy 5:11 and 12 which states “But the younger widows refuse: for they have begun to wax wanton against Christ” (lost their desire for Christ and the kingdom of God). Verse 12 goes on to say, “Having DAMNATION because they have cast off their first faith. This is referring to people in the church, specifically widows who became immoral. This word damnation comes from the Greek word Krima which means condemned, condemnation, avenge, judge and damnation or cut off. It is the same word in Hebrews 10:26 through 31 where the bible states that anyone who willfully sins after knowing Christ (knows it is wrong and does it anyway, like lying, porn etc) will receive this judgment, condemnation, damnation and be cut off.
Things Children of God Can Do:
1. Fall from grace – Gal. 5:1-4,13
2. Be led away with error – 2 Pet. 3:17
3. Err from the truth – James 5:19-20
4. Weak brother may perish – 1 Cor. 8:11
5. Fall into condemnation – James 5:12
6. Be moved away from the hope – Col. 1:21-23
7. Deny the Lord who bought them – 2 Pet. 2:1
8. Depart from the living God – Heb. 3:12
9. Can be a castaway – 1 Cor. 9:27
10. Can become accursed children – 2 Pet. 2:14
Galatians 5:4 “You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.”
John 15:5-6 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Romans 11:19-23 “You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again.”
Hebrews 6:4-6 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God, and put Him to open shame.
Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.”
Hebrews 10:38-39 “But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.”
Acts 20:17,28-30 “And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.” … “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.”
1 Timothy 1:18-21 “fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are HYMENAEUS and Alexander”
2 Timothy 2:16-18 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are HYMENAEUS and Philetus, men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and thus they upset the faith of some.
1 Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons”
1 Timothy 6:20-21 “O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”-which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.”
2 Peter 2:1 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce damnable heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”
2 Peter 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness”
2 John 8-9 “Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.”
1 Timothy 6:9-10 “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.”
2 Peter 2:20-22 “For if after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.””
James 5:19-20 “My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.
Revelation 2:4-5 “‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. ‘Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place-unless you repent.”
Revelation 3:5 “‘He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
Revelation 3:16-17 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”
Ezekiel 18:24-26 “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die. “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right.’ Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right? “When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.”
The fact the Bible exhorts to faithfulness proves one can be lost
be steadfast immovable: 1 Cor 15:58
If these qualities are yours…2 Pe 1:5-11
we will reap if we do not grow weary: Gal 6:9
be faithful unto death and I will give crown of life: Rev 2:10
practice these things and God will be with you: Phil 4:9
Man has a free will: Josh 24:15 to argue otherwise is nonsense and is a veiled form of existentialism
The Bible clearly prophesied some would fall away: Acts 20:28; 1 Ti 4:1
Christians are to restore the fallen: Gal 6:1; Jas 5:19-20
One last thing I will leave with you. At the Passover, the Israelites were to paint the blood of the lamb on their doorposts and top threshold, not the bottom because the blood of the lamb was not to be trodden upon. They were then commanded to remain in the home all night in order to escape the wrath to come. They were to remain under the blood covering. Disobedience meant death. Also, the Israelites were lead out of Egypt, which symbolizes the world. They were baptized in water at the red sea and the pillar of fire was the Holy Spirit leading and guiding them, yet not all made it to the promised land.
There are so many scriptures that point to the fact that you can fall away, become apostate and have your name removed from the Lamb’s book or life resulting in being thrown in the lake of fire. Anyone, with all this proof, who still believes in the “once saved, always saved damnable, ear tickling, flesh patting heresy that strengthen sins and was not taught by the early church or the disciples has to be willfully deceived. It is responsible for the rampant sin in the church as the analogy suggest that once you recite your salvation prayer, you can do as you like because your eternity is secured. No repentance required. No water baptism required. No baptism in the Holy Spirit required. No faith required because faith causes one to act if you believe what is being said. You have to be discounting a whole lot of scripture in the bible to come up with that doctrine as I have illustrated. I believe that it comes from the anti Christ spirit because it is certainly against all that Christ died to do and that was to free us from sin and empower us to live in obedience. We are a church age that is ever learning but never able to come into the knowledge of the truth.
These preachers and teachers must repent, renounce and start teaching the true gospel of the kingdom of God, which requires submission to the King. Jesus can’t be savior if He isn’t Lord. They will have to be humble and teachable because they are going to have to swallow a whole lot of crow since their whole ministry, livelihood and book sales are built around damnable heresies. Please keep them in prayer. We won’t see revival with signs and wonders following until this happens and a proper foundation is laid back underneath the church and Jesus restores all things before He returns. He is calling prodigals home and the sons of perdition are being revealed in order that they may also repent and be saved before the rapture of the church. Not saying there isn’t an anti Christ. Just saying, we can be a son of perdition if we fall away or become apostate. Since we believe in the once saved, always saved heresy, this revelation or revealing what was hidden has to be disclosed to give the sons of perdition, that are in danger of being forever lost, time to repent and return. This is why this is being revealed before the rapture. It is at the very door as the world stage is being set for biblical end time events.
Yellowstone has had over 296 swarm earthquakes just this week, which happens before a major catastrophic event which has the potential to be an extinction level event. Todays headlines in MSN state asteroid strike is just a matter of time and we do not have the ability to deflect it. There are signs in the sky, as Jesus said would happen in end times that go beyond the blood moons. Go to this site for more. It will blow you away https://youtu.be/XA6JcY-ikec.
The sky is the Lords billboard and He is faithful to warn. As 2 Thes. states, there will be an apostasy or a falling away, the sons of perdition will be revealed in order to bring them to repentance and then the rapture. All done at the appointed time. That time is now.
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The Lord recently took me out of, or removed all distractions out of my life to focus on this. He pointed to the harvest field that is ripe unto harvest. Most sitting in our pews. “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Those husbandmen (teachers/preachers/pastors) that were given charge over the Lords vineyard will be removed and replaced with faithful ones. New wine cannot be put in old bottles. The work of the five fold ministry is to equip the ones coming to church for evangelism and ministry in their life. They haven’t had the accurate gospel of the kingdom of God preached to them. Many are not really saved or spirit filled, so there is no passion, fire or Holy Ghost boldness. Therefore, the lost sheep in the house need to be reached.
Go into all the cities and preach the gospel of the kingdom of God. This kingdom has a king and submission to that king is needed to dwell in that kingdom. Rebellion is as witchcraft. If they receive you, they receive me. If they receive me, they receive the one who sent me! If they don’t, shake the dust off your feet and move on, but go! If you save your life, you lose it. If you lose your life for my sake, you gain life eternal. The workman is worthy of his hire. Seek first the kingdom of God and all things shall be added unto you.
To schedule a speaking engagement call today. Make sure there is water available for baptism, even if it is in the form of rain water in the back of a dump truck. I will teach, preach and obey the full gospel and counsel of God. Repent and be baptized is not a suggestion or option to be explained away. There is a reason Jesus has not confirmed the current gospel being preached with signs, wonders and miracles following. Revival will not take place without holiness repentance, obedience as being empowered by the Holy Spirit to do so, being preached. What are you waiting for? Go and equip others as well.
Matthew 24:45-47 Who is that good and faithful servant, whom the Lord hath made ruler over his household? to give them meat (not milk of the word meant for babies) in due season. Blessed is that servant whom His lord when He cometh shall find doing so. Verily I say unto you, That He shall make him ruler over all His goods.