From beginning to end Yah does not Change!.

Deuteronomy 6:24 And the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day. 
25 Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.’

From the very beginning YHWH God handed down the commandments, and said that it was for our good that He might preserve us alive.

He did the same thing with Noah, and Abraham, giving them His statutes, And ordinances.

“And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.” (Genesis 26:4, 5)

So, from the very beginning of time God has required those whom he has chosen, to walk according to His Commandments. And it is only right that the Creator of all life expect to be honored and obeyed by those to whom He has given life. And this is true of every person that we have been introduced to through the scriptures. For all of them bear this one characteristic in common. They were lawful, and held up to us as examples of righteousness. Every story in the bible brings us face to face with the do’s and don’t of living according to God’s instructions.

What about today? Do we have an example to follow? Absolutely we do! Christ and His disciples, every one of them walked according to God’s commandments. They kept the feast days, and the Sabbath, for they taught other’s to keep the commandments, therefore, they were compelled to be an example of right living.

But what we have today is not that at all. What we have for teacher’s now, are men who want to be well paid for bringing a sermon that may, or may not be totally true. And as a result, many of them live better than many of their own congregation.

“Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Matthew 8:20)

Quite the contrast between them and the Christ they preach. The difference therefore has become so glaring that it is laughable. That we should follow such prideful teachers, rather than the living Word of God.

And then from the beginning of the scriptures where we are taught to keep God’s Law, we now cannot find a church that preaches the Commandments. But here is where we will see the results of abandoning the instructions of God. The result of which, has been promised by our Savior.

Those of us who have participated in this lawlessness need to know what Christ had said about them.

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness
!’” (Matthew 7:22, 23)

Listening to these Preacher’s who don’t know, or who don’t keep the Commandments, has brought us to the very precipice of life and death. Because they have not taught us the most important part of God’s Word. The Way of Christ!

What will happen to us now, we wonder?  

 If we really want to know, let’s visit the very last chapter of the Bible.

Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 
15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

Christ is coming, and when he does, He will judge each and every one of us, and reward us for our deeds in this world. Both Good and evil will be rewarded accordingly. This is why it is so vital that we repent and return to the Way of Christ, before this happens.

He tells us here that he is the Alpha and the Omega, or the beginning and the end of all things. He was here for the creation, and is still here for the end. Christ Yahshua is one with God the Father, there is no difference between them. He is the giver of the commandments to Noah, and to Abraham, and to Israel at Sinai, and to you and I.

In Verse 13 He says, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” Here is the reward for living according to His Law, The Commandments.

But what about those who have not kept the commandments?

He says, “But, outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” They are left outside, unable to enter the Kingdom, and unable to draw near to the light. Their reward is being left out.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to live in constant darkness, away from the presence of YHWH God.

But that’s the promise come the judgment.

“Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2nd Corinthians 6:17, 18)

Isn’t it time to turn from our lawless, and unclean ways, and return to our God?

If we’re not keeping His Commandments, we are lawless in His eyes. Repent and return to the Way of Christ.

Shalom my friends.

Chuck Greever

Choose now whom it is we will Follow!

John 8:28 Then Yahshua / Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 
29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
 
30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.

31 Then Yahshua / Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”
34 Yahshua / Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 
35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 
36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Yahshua Christ is truly the Faithful Son of His Father, YHWH God. And he never uttered a word that did not come from YHWH.

Then Yahshua / Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 
And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
  (Vs 28, 29)

What does this mean to us?

It means that the entire Bible from cover to cover is the Word of YHWH God and His Son, Yahshua the Messiah is the living Word of God come to earth. This means that anyone who has a bible, or has access to one, is in possession of the truth of God’s Word.

 “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
(Vs 31, 32)

So, this begs a question. Have we taken up the Mantle of a disciple? Does the Holy Spirit in us reveal to us the truth? If the promise of freedom come with the knowledge of the truth, then, why do we have so many people who are following false teacher’s, rather than opening their Bible to test everything?

Now we must choose to study the Word we have been given, His Word, or we will remain a slave to sin and death.

They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”

Now Here is the typical response to what the Messiah of Israel will hear from those who are basking in the teachings of the scribes and Pharisees of that day. They think that just because they are descended from Abraham they are automatically saved. Just like we think that just because of Yahshua / Jesus we are saved by grace.

The reason these assumptions abound is because they are helped along by the lies and deception that Comes from Satan’s own false teachers.

After all Yahshua did warn us, didn’t He?

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 
16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 
17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 
20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

So here we are, able to see the fruit of these False teachers. And what they teach to those who are unaware, leaves us in bondage to sin, and death is the result.


34 Yahshua / Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 
35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 
36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

So why do we remain unaware, when we are in possession of God’s Word? (The Truth)

I believe it’s because like the Jews who claim to be saved by their relation to Abraham, many today are looking for the easy path to salvation. And if that’s what we too are seeking, the easy way? If that’s the case, then do we belong to Christ?

For he said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13, 14)

There is no easy way, just like there’s no broad path. There is a way that requires us to walk according to His example. But only a truly saved person would want to do this.

He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
(1st John 2:4-6)

So many of us make only a feeble attempt at living out the commandments of God the Father, and His Son, Yahshua. Most of us don’t even know just the Ten Commandments alone, much less the feast Days!

And why should is be this way? Except that we will not study God’s word, but leave our Bible to collect dust.

So those who have been taught by false teachers and believed the lies, will not see heaven, but I’m sorry to say, they will have to go with their master.

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 
 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 
 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2nd Thessalonians 2:7-12)

Is this the way we want to depart this world? If not, we have an opportunity to change. Let’s abandon those who will not teach the Commandments of YHWH God, and begin to pursue the truth.

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Grace is extended to return from our sin!

Matthew 15:1 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 
2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 
4 For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’  
5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”—
6 then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus, you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 
7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
8 ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
 9 And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

The Pharisees apparently had no notion of who and what they were dealing with when they came against Christ Yahshua. And we need to take note of what has happened here, and what the real issue is, for many of my friends are just as guilty as these Temple Priests for the same reasons.

Their accusation was based on doctrine and had nothing to do with the Word of God or the truth.

They said, “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” (Vs 2)

They were citing the traditions of the elders, not the scriptures. In other words, some Rabbi had determined that this a good idea for everyone to wash their hands ritually before eating and wrote it in the Talmud. It cannot be found anywhere in the Word of God.

So, the response from Yahshua is based on the scriptures, and the reply was straight to the point. Messiah does not mince words.

He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? (Vs 3)

Yahshua then points out exactly what they have done to violate God’s holy Word. He points out that following the traditions of men, causes us to compromise the very Word of YHWH God, and is sin.

He says, “For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’  
 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”—then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus, you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.” 
(Vs 4-6)

This tradition actually breeched the Commandment of YHWH God. Thus, He has found them guilty of transgressing the very commandments they profess to be holy and base their righteousness on. He who is our judge, has already passed judgment on them. And because He did, they have an opportunity to humble themselves and repent. But will they? NO!!!! Not to this day has their been one word of sorrow over this kind of thing and the still are living according to the traditions of men, unrepentant!

In spite of the Word’s spoken by God Himself through Moses, who said, “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” (Deuteronomy 4:2)

Yahshua goes on to say, “Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
 (Vs 7-9)

A scathing rebuke from the Messiah and the judge of both the living and the dead.

Now, this is a life saving scripture, and if we will take it to heart many lives will be saved. And why is that, we may ask?

Deuteronomy 12:29 “When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 
30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 
31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.  
32 “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.

YHWH God warns His people to stay away from the traditions of Idol worshiper’s. They are an abomination to YHWH God, the Father. And based on the scripture for today The Messiah, God’s own Son, agrees. He would never go against His Father’s Word, for He is the living Word of God. (Logos)

When we introduce the traditions of idol worshipers to our worship, like Christmas, Easter, Lent, and Sunday Pagan Sabbath. What have we done, but violated the commandment of YHWH God the Father?

So, let’s go back to what Christ Yahshua said to the Pharisees. And perhaps we can understand that what we have inherited from our predecessors is a pack of lies and deception and because we trusted the doctrine passed down from a corrupt Roman Catholic Church, we have not only entered into sin, but have taught it to an entire body of people whose only desire is to worship God.

Ezekiel 22:26Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 
27 Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.

Yes Pastor, the Prophet Ezekiel is railing against you. Speaking for God He is saying that you’re blind and leading the blind.

Just as Christ said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 
Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” (Matthew 15:13, 14)

No wonder he said, “‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

It is time to repent and change, whoever you are, for we have been an insult to God. But now we have been granted the grace to repent before it’s too late, for our Judge is coming and His foot is on the threshold now! Bend a knee while we still can, and return to the way, the truth, and the life!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Why can we not see the truth clearly?

“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. 
And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 
Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”
(Luke 6:39-42)

What is Spiritual blindness?

Apparently, it Has something to do with being unable to see our own faults, and also being untrained in the truth of God’s Word.

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. (Vs 40)

So many of us have been poorly trained in How to bring forth the truth of God’s Word. I know, because
I was trained by people who taught me how to argue doctrine. (So-called Apologetics.) It wasn’t until I turned to Christ, and asked for the truth, that he became my teacher. I prayed and told Him that I could not find a man who could teach me according to the truth of His Word.

His response to that prayer was what I call night school. I would dream nothing but scripture, from the time I laid down at night, until I woke the next morning. And I trust that training, more than anything another man can teach me. I trust my training over any man’s, simply because most haven’t been to the same school I have been to.

Here is where we have a problem, we think we know everything when we have been taught by other men. But unfortunately, we cannot know anything beyond what they knew. And what they knew has been passed down for centuries from one man to another, preacher after preacher. Some of it truthful and some of it not.

Understand that most of our doctrine has been handed down by the Roman Catholic Church. And their doctrine was born out of an intense dislike for Jews. So, they drove a wedge between what they called Jewish traditions, and Christianity. They wanted nothing to do with Jews, not bothering to consider that both the Father and the Son were first and foremost the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Christ the Messiah of Israel was Himself a Jew, born into the tribe of Judah, a Son of David.

So, we need to understand, that this Jewish Messiah, was the reason that the sabbath was changed to Sunday. The feast days were done away with, and replaced with Pagan celebrations, like Easter, and Christmas. Everything was flavored with the customs of Paganism. So as to create a Church that was separate from our Jewish / Hebrew heritage.

Now if we have been armed with such false doctrine, truly we need to examine what has been handed down to us. For most of it is unfounded in scripture, and therefore unsupported by the very Word we claim to teach from. Therefore, we cannot correct our brethren, because we do not know the truth.

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? (Vs 41)

Please consider not going another day without thoroughly examining what we have been teaching others. Understand that there’s one hard line to prove the truth of our doctrine. And if our doctrine doesn’t pass this test, it is untrue.

The Amos 3:7 test…Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

If we can’t find support for our doctrine from any of the Prophets, then we are teaching something that God did not say. And while it may sound good to the unsaved, it’s a lie.

A good example is the Sunday Sabbath. Do we not think that God would have told His prophets if He would have ever changed His 4th Commandment to keep the 7th day holy, and honor His Word?

And if He was going to nail the commandments to a cross, wouldn’t he have told His prophets? My God, that changes the whole of God’s Word, and plays into the hands of the Anti-Christ! (AKA the Lawless one)

“Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.” (Vs 42)

Ouch! Yahshua, calls folks that do this, “Hypocrite!”. Someone who claims to be something they are not.

My teacher can also be yours. All we have to do is ask, and by His Spirit He will He is able to bring us into the truth of His Word.

John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

Your King is coming! We must be properly prepared for His arrival, Lives are at stake, for His first order of business with us is the separation of the sheep from the goats.

Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 
42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

Prepare to receive your King!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Revival is Now or Never!

Jeremiah 16:10 “And it shall be, when you show this people all these words, and they say to you, ‘Why has the Lord pronounced all this great disaster against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?’ 
11 then you shall say to them, ‘Because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ says the Lord; ‘they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law. 
12 And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me. 
13 Therefore I will cast you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor.’
14 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 
15 but, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.

The People of Israel have seen some very hard times, rejected, killed, and hated, but that time is coming to an end.

“And it shall be, when you show this people all these words, and they say to you, ‘Why has the Lord pronounced all this great disaster against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?’”  (Vs 10)

And why is it that YHWH God has forsaken them this way?

Then you shall say to them, “‘Because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ says the Lord; ‘they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law.” (Vs 11)

The People of the land of Israel did exactly that, the broke Covenant with the Elohim of Israel. and instead of keeping their end of the agreement they went after other gods, and YHWH God did exactly what he said He would do. He left them and scattered them all over the world.

So Here they are, outcasts! A people who had no nation to return to. Some of them still retained their practices, with one foot in Idolatry, and the other in Torah. Some completely departed the Jewish faith, even changed their names and tried to blend in as best they could. Many intermarried with other tribes and peoples of other nations.

Deuteronomy 4:25“When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the Lord your God to provoke Him to anger, 
26I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed. 
27And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you. 
28And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

It’s not like they weren’t told ahead of time what would happen!

“I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.” (Leviticus 26:33)

This has proven to be so. Just look at Europe and what the Germans did in the 1940’s.

“And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me. 
Therefore, I will cast you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor.’”
(Vs 12, 13)

The people of Israel indeed suffered, and when they were restored to the Land in 1948, they went gladly and returned fighting for independence from foreign rule. But still, it’s not over!They are still tethered to a godless United Nations. And they are being ruled by a godless form of government. But this too, will come to an end, as the people of YHWH God are restored to the land.

 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.” (Vs 14, 15)

This is happening before our very eyes, People who didn’t even know they had a part in the Covenant are coming to return to the ways that the Covenant calls for, The Commandments, ordinances, and statutes, of YHWH God!

HallaluYAH!!!

Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations; but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’
Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand.
(Nehemiah 1:8-10)

Those of us who continue to follow the dictates of a fallen traditional church, or follow their own will, are not going to be able to participate in the wonderful worldwide revival. And this is simply because they are not willing to return to YHWH God or His Son Yahshua /Jesus Christ.

Keeping to the Way of Christ, the Messiah of Israel, is the only way we can recover from this disaster that has come upon the whole world.

We will yet again be redeemed By YHWH God!

 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, for His mercy endures forever; (Psalms 136:12)

Ezekiel 20:37 “I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; 
38 I will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

If we want to participate in this revival, know that there is only one way, and it is written in your Bible, and now it is being shouted from the rooftops.

Return to your God, and Keep His Word.

Revival is now or never!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Above all, YHWH God is a redeemer!

Ezekiel 36:16 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 
17 “Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own ways and deeds; to Me their way was like the uncleanness of a woman in her customary impurity. 
18 Therefore I poured out My fury on them for the blood they had shed on the land, and for their idols with which they had defiled it. 
19 So I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed throughout the countries; I judged them according to their ways and their deeds. 
20 When they came to the nations, wherever they went, they profaned My holy name—when they said of them, ‘These are the people of the Lord, and yet they have gone out of His land.’ 
21 But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations wherever they went.

The Prophet Ezekiel speaks of the time that YHWH God scattered the tribes of Israel to the nations, saying, “Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own ways and deeds; to Me their way was like the uncleanness of a woman in her customary impurity.” (Vs 17)

Their own ways were to blame, not the way of the Elohim. They had become a god unto themselves. So, we see what walking outside of the covenant does to a people who had committed themselves to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph, when they turn away and transgress His instructions / Torah.

Deuteronomy 11:26 “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 
27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 
28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.

So, here we can see clearly, what becomes of those who have transgressed YHWH God’s Law, the covenant.

 Therefore, I poured out My fury on them for the blood they had shed on the land, and for their idols with which they had defiled it. (Vs 18)

Surely, we can understand God’s anger. They ran to Him for deliverance from bondage and persecution, and He came to them and with a mighty hand brought them out of their troubles and gave them a land of their own, and as soon as they were safe and wealthy, and in their own land. They began to fall away and practice things that were an offense to God. Idolatry, and child sacrifice, and marrying outside of their faith.

Deuteronomy 12:29 “When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 
30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 
31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.  
32 “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.

They did exactly what they were told by YHWH God himself not to do, and violated the Covenant!

“So, I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed throughout the countries; I judged them according to their ways and their deeds.”  (Vs 19)

YHWH God continues to judge them even after they had been cast out. He sees what they have done since, and says of their conduct among the nations that they continue to shame Him.

“When they came to the nations, wherever they went, they profaned My holy name—when they said of them, ‘These are the people of the Lord, and yet they have gone out of His land.’” (Vs 20)

Wherever they went, they stuck out like a sore thumb. Traveler’s and wayfarer’s they were always strangers to the nations. And if they returned to the way and practiced the faith of Israel, they were seen as totally different from everyone else. Just the Sabbath and its practices would have been enough to make them outcasts in Pagan lands. It must have been very difficult for them.

“But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations wherever they went.” (Vs 21)

We find however, that YHWH God’s concern is His holy name, Thus He will redeem them in order to restore what they had blasphemed.

Ezekiel 36:22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 
23 And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord GOD, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. 
24 For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. 
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 
27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 
28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. 
29 I will deliver you from all your uncleanness.”

This is happening now, He is drawing those who belong to Him, out of their places and restoring them to the land He promised them. Here is the reason so many of us have left the traditional Church and returned the Way of Christ. And why we are keeping Father God’s Commandments, the Covenant, just as Christ Yahshua exemplified.

Here is why he said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15) And why He said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24)

There are many great lessons that can be taken from this scripture for today, but this stands out to me.

We need to observe How God deals with unbelief, in America, and elsewhere.

We need to see that he will never leave us or forsake us.

And We must understand that He will always be a God of redemption and salvation, but understand that not everyone will make the cut, but only those who are willing to obey His and live according to His Holy Word.

And why Jesus / Yahshua said, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” (John 14:23, 24)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

A New heart!

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 
27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 
28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.

Several years ago, Yahshua / Jesus gave me a vision. And what I saw was a cross that was golden, and covered in precious stones, diamonds, rubies, emeralds. It was beautiful, and then it just vanished. This cross was the most valuable thing I had ever laid eyes on, truly a million-dollar cross.

But as it turned out it wasn’t about the dollar value, this cross had another meaning altogether, as I would soon find out.

After I had viewed this cross, I laid down to go to sleep, and in my sleep Yahshua / Jesus revealed to me the meaning behind my vision. He said that he had been calling me to the ministry for years and I refused to come, because I wanted to make my first million first. He then told that it would never happen that I would be successful financially.

At the time I had two computer stores that were failing, so what I was being told by my Savior rang very true. It seemed that no matter what I did or how hard I worked, it just would not help. But what was worse was the notion that I had turned away from serving my savior for such a worldly notion. I woke up in tears, ashamed of what I had done.

I told Him then, crying like a baby, that I would never say “No” to Him again. And at that moment he did something to me that is spoken of in this scripture. He reached His hand into my chest and removed my old hard heart, and replaced it with a brand new one made of flesh and crammed full of His love and compassion.

For a time after that I couldn’t speak of what had happened to me at the hand of my king, because when I thought of it, I would be reduced to tears again. Even now, over 20 years later, as I write these words tears are forming in my eyes.

Speaking through the Prophet Ezekiel, He says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” (Vs 26) 

I can surely affirm the truth of this word because I have personally experienced it. But it was only after I surrendered that he did this to me. HallaluYAH! And as it turned out that beautiful cross was for me, and I would earn it.

And what comes next?

“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”  (Vs 27)

It took some time, but he led me away from the traditional church setting. I began witnessing to people on the street, in a wonderful and very powerful way, asking them if they had kept the Commandments of God, had they sinned by lying, stealing, adultery, etc.

He then brought to my attention that I was not keeping the Commandments myself, because I was violating the 4th Commandment. Not keeping His Sabbath!

So, I began to follow His instructions to keep His Sabbath, meeting on Saturdays with a few friends. We shared a meal and opened the scriptures. I was beginning to realize that what I was led to do, I was to return to my Hebrew roots, and the church as it was in Acts, before the Roman Catholic Church got involved.

“Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.” (Vs 28)

It wasn’t long after this that He told me in a dream that I would be moving to Tennessee from Virginia.

I arrived in Tennessee 3 years later. Where he placed me under a wonderful teacher. And my eyes were opened to many things that tied it all together. But still, I am not through with my travels. He is Moving me again, this time for what, I don’t yet know. But regardless of where or what I am called to do, I look forward to being led by His Holy Spirit even into the Jaws of hell itself.

For I have received a new heart, filled to overflowing with love for those who are searching for the truth.

I am here for that purpose, to call them out of the darkness, and into the light of the truth.

Psalms 119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

P.S.

What happened to me is a clear indication that he can’t use us until we are broken before Him, and surrendered to His will.

Ask Yahshua to show you, you’re calling, and be prepared for what may come!

All I have to do is love Him!

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
(John 14:15-18)

I can’t tell you how many times I sat through a Sunday service and heard prayer after prayer for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. And why is it that those gifts are so sparse in the traditional Church, when the Word of God should be flowing fourth Like a swollen river.

One pastor suggested that we should look for the reason that the Holy Spirit was not making its presence known in that Congregation.

I’m not saying that there was never any evidence of the Holy Spirit. But what I am saying is that it was not the driving force in worship and in the practices of that church.

And after much study and prayer, here is what I discovered.

Christ Himself pointed out the problem when He said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (Vs 15)

Apparently keeping the commandments is key to loving Him, and key to the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, because that’s what follows on the heels of His, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Statement.

He says, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  (Vs 16, 17)

I don’t know about everyone else, but to me he is saying that when we truly love Him the Holy Spirit comes to us, and will be with us, or in us. He abides with us!

In other words. He does not pour our His Spirit in those who do not love Him enough to do as He says, and follow His example, or His Way.

Perhaps this has something to do with why the original Church was called “The Followers of the Way”. (See Acts chapter 2)

He also said, that the world could not receive this Holy Spirit, “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him;” (Vs 17)

So, those of us who are in and of the world, will not be able to know this Spirit of Truth. In other words, they will be deceived.

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12)

 He says, “but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” (Vs 17) He is speaking to those who have committed their lives to Him, and who surely love Him.

When Christ Yahshua speaks, we must understand that the living Word of God is speaking to us. And when He repeats Himself, it is so that we will lean forward to listen because it is important. And what he says in the next few verses is to make it absolutely clear, that when we belong wholly to Him, things will happen in our lives that are by no means ordinary.

He says again, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)

Consider How He and the Father might manifest themselves in our lives?

Right!

The Holy Spirit comes and dwells in us, and the gifts of the Spirit of God manifest in our lives.

And here is why he says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
(John 10:9, 10)

Here is the culmination of everything we have been instructed to do, By His Spirit. We will know that he is the way, the truth, and the Life, and follow Him. But a thief, or a person who pretends to be something he is not, will not obey God, but cause dissention among the sheep, bringing sin into the flock. (a reference to the Lawless one, or Anti-Christ.)

But Christ Yahshua will bring life, in a way that events will cause our lives to be more abundant. We will see and experience life more deeply because of his indwelling Spirit.

When my Savior opened my eyes to these things, I discovered that I was seeking after the gifts of the Spirit ever since I was a Child. I wanted to be a healer, and wanted to know the future, I wanted to be powerful in prayer, and more than anything I wanted wisdom. He has put all of these things within my reach, all I have to do is love Him, which is so easy!

We love Him because He first loved us. (1st John 4:19)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

My sheep know my voice!

Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 
9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 
10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 
11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Behold the 4th Commandments as it was handed down to the people of God at Sinai. Here YHWH God tells the redeemed that they must keep the Sabbath Day Holy, for he has made it Holy.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (Vs 8)

And then He says, “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.” (Vs 11)

How is it that we think that because someone decided to remain in fellowship beyond sunset on the Sabbath that we can transfer God’s Sabbath to another day? Do we not understand How diabolical that is? To take What is Holy and make it common?

“Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.” (Ezekiel 22:26)

God knows what evil we have done, and it will not go unrewarded.

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.” (Revelation 22:12)

Needless to say, this goes for those who have done good works according to His Commandments, but it will also include rewards for those who have profaned His Sabbaths. We will all be judged according to His Commandments!

The same Commandments that he kept for the whole world to witness as an example that thy must follow.

1st John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 
4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Our failure to keep them is an indication that we have not known Yahshua Christ / Jesus. And therefore, are not acquainted with the truth. Keeping his Word is key to having possession of the Holy Spirit. (The Spirit of truth) Therefore if we follow Christ Yahshua, by keeping his Word, it will show in How we live our lives.

We who follow Him, do no work on the Sabbath. We won’t cause anyone else to work either, or allow it in our household. He has set aside the 7th day from the very beginning at the completion of creation. Here is where it was made Holy, ever since day 7.

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.”
(John 14:23, 24)

God knows that those who turn from the Word of God, neither love Him, or Follow Him. But they are just trying to use Him to get into heaven. Let me tell you now that if you intend to go to Heaven / The Kingdom, unless you’re abiding in Christ, it can’t happen.

John 10:1 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 
3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.


There are no shortcuts, we must enter by the Gate. And Yahshua Christ is the gate.

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9)

Pay attention to what he has said, and obey. This is how his sheep roll. We don’t get to make it up as we go! Our Salvation has been written in the scriptures, if we’re not going to follow what has been written, then perhaps, we should just accept who it is that has become our master.

2nd Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only £He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Do not Stand before Him lawless!

John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 
16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 
18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

There is no other Savior that has ever set foot in this World. Here is Yahshua Christ the Messiah who came but for one purpose, and that is to redeem Israel, who was lost because of their lawlessness.

And this great love that compelled His sacrifice at the cross, was for all of us who would come desiring to return to YHWH God.

So, understand that this is the path to recover what was lost, but now has been found, in Christ Yahshua. If we are committed to Christ then we have been adopted, and grafted into the house of Israel.

Thus, we are told, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus / Yahshua. 
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus / Yahshua. 
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:26-29)

We are no longer without a Father. For we have repented of our Past wrongs, and have been brought home to Yahshua and the Father. Consider for a moment that over a huge expanse of time, He never forgot about His Sons and Daughters.

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

So, repentance and change in the way that we live is key to remaining His. We must never return to the sinful and Lawless life that we once had, for we have been redeemed. For now, that we have returned to The Father we have been given a spirit of holiness, or a Holy Spirit. This is how He, Yahshua Manifests Himself to us.

John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

We must not do anything to offend or grieve the Holy Spirit. For this what binds us to Yahshua Christ.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

The sin that cuts us off from God is defined by the Ten Commandments, just as they were handed down to the redeemed at Sinai. This is why I continue to call upon the redeemed today to keep them, just as Christ did.

He said, “If you love me, (or if you belong to me,) “Keep my Commandments.”

This is the Way He wants us to love Him and the Father!

And the Apostle John tells us the same thing, saying, “Whoever believes that Yahshua / Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 
By this we know that we love the children of YHWH God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 
For this is the love of YHWH God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” (1st John 5:1-4)

So, I beg of you, if you have come to Christ, but do not guard His Commandments, you are outside of His great love, until there is heartfelt remorse, and repentance. Return to Him while the opportunity still exists.

So many of us are claiming Christ but still violate the Word of God habitually, And the Sabbath is simply good evidence of that state of affairs, (the 4th commandment.)

Our having abandoned the Commandments of YHWH God, on even one count, has made the Church Lawless. And why He said, “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice LAWLESSNESS!
’” (Matthew 7:22, 23)

I pray that he will not look upon us as a Lawless people, but be merciful. But everything said in the scriptures indicate otherwise. It would break my heart to see well intentioned people turned away because they refused to keep the Word of God. Especially while it’s so easy to remedy.

Do not stand before Him lawless!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever