In sober tones, Messiah Yeshua warned His disciples that “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). This warning is in the passage about the end times. We know from I John 3:4 that “everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness”. In other words, sin increases and love grows cold.Continue reading “Battling lawlessness and cold love with polygyny”
When this was written, what commandments was the author or Author referring to? Just our verses later:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Maybe it should read, “trust in the Word with all your heart and lean not on your own doctrines.”
The Lord will not violate His Word. His Word reveals Him. When we filter His Word through doctrines and our own understanding, we are no longer trusting Him, rather we are trusting the men that tell us what the Word says.
The Word is simple. His commandments are not burdensome.
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Proverbs 3:1 KJV
The last couple days have been deeply sad as I have read and re-read Deuteronomy 5-8. Perhaps the saddest verse is Yehovah’s pleading for His people to have a heart that fears and keeps His commandments!!
29 Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!
The verse clearly says ‘heart,’ ‘all,’ ‘keep,’ and ‘forever!’ Simple stuff, right?
Why so sad, then?
I speak to SO many people in Christendom and try to explain the many, many verses that tell us that our Father desires to ‘write His Word/commandments’ on our heart. More verses speak of the Messiah teaching Torah from Jerusalem. Still more tell of the glories and blessings of obedience… Eyes glaze over and I see them fade right out of the conversation.
How our Father’s heart must break!! Just like in Deuteronomy 5:29, He, the unchanging Elohim (God), STILL wants His people to have a heart the fears Him and keeps ‘all’ His commandments. But, Christendom is just as stiff-necked as those in the wilderness, only self-righteously so.
Does He weep? It makes me so, so sad.
I think of my own family that rather than Continue reading “A matter of the heart….”
Revelation 22:18-19 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and [a]from the holy city, which are written in this book.
Hmmm…. This game is kind like Russian Roulette… except all players lose.