A God Send!

Matthew 11:6 “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 
5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 
6 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
7 As they departed; Yahshua / Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 
8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 
9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 
10 For this is he of whom it is written: ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.’

John sent His disciples to inquire about Yahshua, as to whether or not He was really the Messiah. And Yahshua replied, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 
The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 
And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” (Vs 4-6)

They were there long enough to see what was taking place among the crowd. And they saw the miracles done, People were being healed on the spot, the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear. And even the dead have been raised up. But more than any of this the good news of the Kingdom of Elohim is preached. They were hearing things and seeing things that most of us would give anything to experience.

Indeed, this is the Messiah!

Most of this crowd knew who John was, and many of them had been baptized by Him. So Yahshua begins to speak of John the Baptist to them. He said, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?” (Vs 7)

Here is a man not affected by the things of this world, and it had no influence on Him, He was not shaken by the things of this world. Truly John was in the world, but not of it!


He goes on to say, “But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.” (Vs 8)

Everyone knew that John the Baptist lived in the wilderness wearing the skins of animals for clothing and living on honey and locusts. Did He have a soft life? No! He lived a life of a hermit, a solitary life without the comforts.

And Yahshua adds, “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.” (Vs 9)

Many would be surprised to hear of who and what John is, He is more than meets the eye, and Yahshua gives us a glimpse of John in Matthew 17:11 “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. 
12 But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise, the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” 
13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.

He is not just a man named John, but He is a soul that spans time and space to serve God. And I believe there are others as well, Saints that have returned to this world to point the way home for us.

And finally, He says about John, “For this is he of whom it is written: ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.’” (Vs 10) (Quoting Malachi 3:1.)

The Temple Priests approached John as he was baptizing on the Jordan River and asked Him if He was the Messiah. 

John 1:19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
23 He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord,”’ 

It’s interesting that John didn’t know he was the return of Elijah, But Yahshua knew who he was. But nevertheless, He knew His purpose! He knew that He was here to prepare the way for the Messiah. And He preached about the coming of Messiah. Telling others to prepare to receive Him, and to make themselves ready to receive their King.

Today there are many voices that are saying the same thing as John, this time however there will be no crucifixion. There will not be an opportunity to reject and persecute the Son of God.

This time He is coming to Judge and there will be no argument, nor will there be any defense. But while there is still time we must repent of our sins, and make ourselves ready to receive our King.

This is why I continue to say to my friends, go back to the scriptures, and forsake your doctrine, embrace the solid truth that God has given us in His Word. For God Himself speaks to us from His Proverbs saying, Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. (Proverbs 4:1, 2)

Listen and believe that Yahshua Himself is calling you back to the true faith, and He is using those who are called of God, chosen by His own hand to call those among us out of false religion and into a relationship based on truth, and Faith.

John 4:21 “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 
22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

I have modeled my ministry after that of John the Baptist because in my Spirit I have heard the call of God to do as Yahshua says.

You have been called out by Yahshua Christ Himself, Just as He sent John, He sent me, and others like me. Unlike John however, I am not alone in this.

Shema Yisrael!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Tend to the Body of Christ!

Matthew 5:19 “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

Christ Yahshua gives us the very definition of a loser in ministry. If we claim to have the Holy Spirit and are preaching something other than God’s law, according to this word we will be looked down on for having missed the mark.

The 4th Commandment is the Sabbath, not a Sunday Sabbath, but the 7th day Sabbath. That my friends is teaching other’s to violate God’s Commandments. That is a sin that many to this day have not repented of, and we will answer for this great sin. For it is no different than adultery, or pre-meditated murder. And is added to by the applying of Christ’s holy name to a Sabbath that is not His, a pagan Sabbath meant for Sun worshipers.

  Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

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. 

11For 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.

The Commandments are divided into two Commandments as Yahshua explains to a Pharisee who was questioning Him.

Matthew 22:37 “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

We need to understand that the first 4 commandments are with regard to loving God, and the remaining 6 commandments are in regard to loving our neighbor. How can we advocate violating any of them and call ourselves anointed of God?

Repent my friends, if you have been a party to this sin. Call on your congregation to repent as well, and return to the Sabbath and the Holy Commandments of God. So that we can be forgiven, and the body of Christ reunited.

1st Peter 2: 4Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 

5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 

6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,

    “Behold, I lay in Zion

    A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,

    And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”

7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,

    “The stone which the builders rejected

    Has become the chief cornerstone,”

8 and

    “A stone of stumbling

    And a rock of offense.”

They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 

10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

Please my friends if you call upon the name of Christ, do not leave this open wound unattended.

Shalom my friends.

Chuck Greever

Do we really follow Christ?

John 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23 Yahshua / Jesus answered and said to him, “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. 
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Fathers who sent Me.

Judas asks a very good question when He asks, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” (Vs 22)

We still have questions like this, especially among those who have not yet come to understand the importance of obeying and following the example of Christ, who lived to please the Father. This is the part of our relationship that brings real meaning to following the living Word of God.

If we believe but do not follow His example, how are we any different from Satan, who also believes, but does not follow Christ, whom he knows very well is the living Son of God.

Here is the answer, “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.” (Vs 23)

Love is the catalyst! This is the thing that greases the wheels of relationship and brings the Holy Spirit. When we love Yahshua He draws nearer to us and His Spirit surrounds us and enters us, filling up those places in our heart that Long for our Savior. The Father loves His Son and because we have this love in common with our Savior, He becomes a part of the relationship as well and the Holy Spirt is the bond!

But on the other hand, “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Fathers who sent Me.” (Vs 24)

Those among us who could care less about keeping the Commandments will demonstrate before God that He does not love Yahshua Christ by turning their back on the Commandments of God. and therefore, forfeit the blessings of Yahshua and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit does not tolerate breaking God’s Commandments very well. And His Sabbath is among the most important of the Commandments of God.

Keep in mind that there was never a time when Yahshua violated His Father’s Sabbath according to His Word. He always kept the feasts that God the Father ordained. And if he had violated any of the Commandments he therefore, would not have been a fit sacrifice for our sins.

The Father knows therefore, who belongs to Christ and who doesn’t and Yahshua is speaking on behalf of the Father when he warns us of our disobedience.

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

We could not pay the Holy Spirit enough for Him to violate the Commandments of the Father, first the Spirit will warn us that we are about to violate the Law. And then if we continue the relationship is damaged and must be repaired.

This requires repentance on our part. And when we do this Yahshua is faithful to forgive us for our trespass.

Here in a nutshell is why Yahshua said, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:23)

And also, why he said, “If you love me you will keep my Commandments.” (John 14:15)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Come out from among them!

2nd Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 
15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 
17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” 
18 “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 

The Word of God makes absolutely clear the difference between His set apart people and those who do not believe. We are not to be joined with them. We do not marry them, or worship the same gods as they do.

 And Paul tells us why, “For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”

If a person is so unbelieving as to disregard the Instructions of God, they are Lawless, and have no relationship to the Living God of Israel. These are people that God has separated us from, we have nothing in common with them. Oil and Water do not mix.

And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? (Vs 15)

So even though they use the name of Christ, because they do not follow Him and walk in His ways, they do not have Him, but have invented their own Christ, the Anti-Christ! A liar and deceiver who will never obey God. They are Lawless!

Remember what Yahshua said, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:23)

They are not of Christ, even though they call themselves by His name, “Christians.” They do not keep His Sabbath, nor do they follow His diet, eating unclean, and they do not keep His feast days. But instead they follow the traditions of Pagans! Ham eaters, Christmas worshipers, Easter egg hunters, and Halloween keepers, all the traditions of idol worshipers.

God has called you out from among them and given you the keys to the Kingdom my friends, no longer can we sit at the same table with the likes of these Lawless souls.

Pray for them, exhort them, and rebuke them, that they may come out from among those who are lawless, but we do not worship the same God as they do! If we did, we might also be condemned by God as lawless.

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (Vs 16)

We are His Holy Temple; we do not engage in Idol worship! And because we are His dwelling place, we keep ourselves from things unclean, we walk according to His instructions, the Law, putting Christ first in all things.

Yahshua said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ (Matthew 22:37)

This is how we roll. Living for that Spirit of God that dwells in us, and connects us together as a body. Sadly, it is impossible to live this way, and also be in communion with traditional Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindu’s. or any other religion.

So, it makes no difference what any of us believe, there can be only one creator, one God!

Isaiah 45:5 I am the Lord, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me.

Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” (Vs 17)

Until we come out from those who are worshiping other god’s, we cannot know the depth of a Father’s Love. The power of our Prayers, and the depth of our Love for one another, is just a reflection of what lives in us.

This is His promise! When we begin to live as he instructs us according to His Word, everything changes. For when he was far from us, we knew that we were lacking His Holy Presence. But now, this is not so for me, for I know that when I pray, he listens, because I have seen Him work among those whom I have prayed for. He has built our Faith by answering Prayers.

Did He not say, “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)

Time is short my friends He is coming very soon, get right with God now!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

“I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (Vs 18)

Repent and believe according to His Word. Come out from among them.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Two thousand years of struggle.

John 11:45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. 
46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did. 
47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. 
48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.”

After raising Lazarus, the Apostle John speaks about how many of the Jews had seen and had come to believe. The word spread among the Temple Jews of how He had even raised the dead.

Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.” (Vs 47)

In essence they are saying He has power to prove that he is the Son of God, and we have nothing! They wanted to preserve their territory, their pretense at being holy servants of God, but having no power, all they had was just the facade they themselves invented. They were phony’s and did not want to be discovered.

The question for them is, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.” The Fact that Yahshua / Jesus was genuine represented a great problem for them. For they were all False Ministers of God, and their position was becoming more untenable all the time.

For if the people believed Yahshua, they would lose their control over them.

“If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.” (Vs 48)

Here is where they decided to act. And the plot to kill Him was hatched.

Now we are beginning to see the same sort of scenario beginning to unfold even in this day and age. Those who serve the Anti-Christ are hard pressed to preserve their domain. And there’s much resistance to what Yahshua has brought into their world. Those who follow the truth of God’s Word, and those who are trying to preserve their man-made doctrine, are at odds with one another.

And once again it’s Yahshua Christ bringing true worship to a people caught up in a totally false religious system. It is up to us to take a stand against the lies, and deception, being peddled by well-trained adversaries, who also dress as priests, and seek to control a nation with falsehoods.

 Ezekiel 22: 26 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. 
27 Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. 
28 Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the Lord had not spoken.

There are many among us who have one foot in two different camps. Let it be known that Yahshua will not tolerate fence sitting. You must choose whom it is that you will follow. This two Thousand year old struggle between good and evil must come to an end, and all of us know that it will be God who is victorious!

1st Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 
15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” 
18 “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever