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As we all walk in the freedom that Yeshua/Jesus has blessed us with, many times we find that we tend to slip away from the promised blessings of the Holy Scriptures. Many Christians go to church every Sunday and Wednesday, are very active in their participation, and generally try to live their lives in a manner that is pleasing to YHVH. What I hear quite often though from these devoted followers of Yeshua/Jesus, is that even though they believe, and even though they love YHVH, and even though they do all the things that they are taught by the Pastors and Sunday School teachers, they still somehow feel a million miles apart from the relationship and intimacy that the Holy Scriptures promise for them that “believe”. I hear the same sermons over and over on the radio and from the pulpits, covering the same topic as we are here. The Pastors and Apologists are always seeming to have sermons on being patient, and telling believers to be faithful, even if they feel their prayers are not being answered, even if they are experiencing tribulations, even though they may feel as if God had forgotten them. When I hear these things it saddens me, because there truly is an easy fix to all these problems. If a believer is not experiencing the promised blessings we get in the scriptures, there is a reason, and it is NEVER that YHVH has forgotten about them. We have an issue here. Believers are truly trying to gain that intimate relationship, but the churches all seem as if they are shallow graves, a lot of praise and worship, but really and truthfully, they bring no real change in people’s lives.
I recently received a comment on Facebook about my postings related to Torah.
Here’s an excerpt from my friend’s reply:
“My Savior was Jewish, I am not. My Savior taught that the most important thing to do was to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. I’m concerned I don’t see any mention of this type of love in your postings. I would encourage you to take time to carefully read the book of Galatians. If you choose to be live by the law you will be judged by it…”
This is a reasonable and understandable response. – I get it, and I know where they are coming from…
It’s my hope that the response below will help all those seeking truth in these confusing matters:
The typical answer for how we love God is through worship, prayer and a daily quite time. This is what I was always taught growing up and I do still agree with this statement, but there is another vital part missing that is all to often over looked in the Christian community. As part of our common practice, let’s let scripture define scripture as commentary is truly seldom needed.
GOD’s Love For Us:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
~ Romans 5:8
OUR Love For God:
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (3) In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome
~ 1 John 5:2-3