The voice of one crying in the wilderness!

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.

The Anti-Christ has brought forward many false prophets, who are this very day disseminating false doctrine throughout what many of us think is the church. But we are deceived also in even thinking that the traditional church belongs to the Messiah.

Here is why Yahshua warned us against false prophets saying, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” I know what a false teacher or false prophet is, because I used to be one of them. 

I have stood in a pulpit and told my congregation that they were saved by grace alone. I lied! I didn’t know it at that time, because I was just mouthing what I had been taught by other false teachers.

I taught Roman Catholic Doctrine, teaching on things that were not in the Bible, like Christmas, and Easter.

I wondered why no one ever came forward and knelt at the altar, and why it seemed as though they weren’t listening, and this scripture tells me exactly why?

“You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?”     (Vs 16)

The truth was just not in my words. I had no idea what the truth was, yet I knew something was wrong. I did not understand the scriptures that I was teaching on, and preaching from. Yet I had had heard the voice of my Savior calling me to serve. Little did I know that there was going to be more of His voice in my ear.

“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 
Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.” (Vs 17-20)

My ministry simply was not bearing fruit. So, I began to look for the truth. We taught in those days that the Bible was true, but I was finding too many conflicts in what doctrine said, as opposed to what Yahshua / Jesus said.

For we told people that the Law was no longer in effect, but Jesus called that Lawlessness. We preach that anyone who accepted Christ as their Savior would go to heaven, but Christ taught, “narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:14)

How is that reflective of a narrow way?

We taught that once we are saved, we are forever saved, but the Apostle Paul taught, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;” (Philippians 2:12)

Many things did not ring true. So, what is the fruit of this kind of teaching?

We will have entire congregations who know nothing of the way of Christ, and know nothing of the Commandments of God, not even do they know or obey the basic Ten Commandments, but they will come to Christ wreaking of Pagan traditions.

Why? Because that is what we taught them.

Did Yahshua / Jesus not say, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 
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 7:21-23)

Here is the fruit of our false teaching! Those whom we have deceived will show up at the judgment thinking they are saved when they are not. They are Lawless, and do not have the love of God. because we taught them lies, and false doctrine. “A bad tree cannot bear good fruit!”

Those who have taught them this false doctrine will be first in line to be judged, and their judgment will be harsher than those whom they lied to.

James 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

Those of us who have taught from the doctrine of the Anti-Christ need to take a long look at what we have done to others, thinking that we have saved them.

 2nd Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.

Here is why I am constantly preaching on the Commandments of God, and the truth verses doctrine. It is my prayer that I might be able to undo some of the harm I did as a false teacher by bringing the truth now.

I know that for many of my preacher friends, this teaching will be difficult to grasp, but if you’ll see it in the Spirit, you’ll know that I am telling you these things because of the Love my Savior has for us!

2nd Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Do not resist God!

Deuteronomy 11:13 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, 
14 then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. 
15 And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’ 
16 Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them, 
17 lest the Lord’s anger be aroused against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there be no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which the Lord is giving you.

Here we find YHWH making a promise to the Children of Israel saying, “And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’” (Vs 13-15)

There are those among us that will say that this promise is not for us, but for Israel. But that Is not possible, because our Elohim is Lord of all, not just Israel. And if we keep the same Commandments as they were given, why would He not love us and bless us also?

Did He not also lead us out of bondage? Look how many of us are descended from those who fled persecution in Europe, Asia, and how many who were freed from slavery, even after they were enslaved both here, and elsewhere. This nation became a refuge for persecuted believers from all over the world. Here is why we are referred to as a melting pot.

“Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them, lest the Lord’s anger be aroused against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there be no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which the Lord is giving you.”  (Vs 16, 17)

We came here to serve the same Lord YHWH as Israel. And this is what we did for many years, but because we have not done the work of discipleship, now there are many among us who do not believe, and many false teachers who are teaching falsely, taking from the Word of God and twisting it to suit themselves, and taking us away from true worship.

We were told, 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)

Yet we who have followed false teachers, have added to God’s word, when we should have known better. They taught us all of those Pagan traditions that came out of Rome, like the changing of God’s Holy Sabbath, the introduction of Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

We have done exactly what we were warned against doing, when YHWH said, “Do not add to, or take from my Commandments.” Here is where we departed from Him!

So perhaps some of what Yahshua Christ said, will begin to ring true now. For instance, “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)

Speaking of the Pharisees, but we have our own version of blind teachers, don’t we? We have our own Pharisees!

What we are experiencing in this country is attributable to exactly that, the work of false teacher’s, who have brought forth Roman Catholic doctrine from the reformation, and even added to it. But this could not have happened, except that we were too lazy to check their teachings against the Word of God.

We would have done well to have responded to their teaching, just as the Bereans tested Paul’s words.

Acts 17:10 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 
11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

So, can we blame the Anti-Christ for doing what His Master Satan ordains, No! But we must accept responsibility for our allowing it to go on for so long untested.

It is not too late for a course correction, even now If we return to His Commandments, the curses that we are under can be reversed. We have an Elohim that will forgive us when we humble ourselves, and obey.

2nd Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 

That’s the word of God!  Not A promise to some other people, but to all who will bow to Him and seek His blessings.

Therefore, “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)

It is God’s intention to bring all of us back to Him, do not resist!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Be the Family of God.

Matthew 12:46 While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. 
47 Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”
48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 
49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 
50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

Here we see Yahshua speaking to a house full of People, and His Mother and His brothers have come to speak to Him.

Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.” (Vs 47)

He’s not saying here that he will ignore them, or snub them, but they are going to have to wait.

So He poses a question and asks, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 

We need to remember that He said to His mother years before, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49)

He was age 12 years then, and now He’s 33 years old. In all that time He never faltered in His purpose, to set aside all other concerns in order to serve His Father and His purposes. Here we see His determination to continue to focus on the work of His ministry, in carrying out His Father’s will.

And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Vs 49, 50)

So, let’s look at this in terms of How does this affects us who also serve as His disciples. We need to know that we are also His Family!

With one big “If”, remember He said we must carry out the will of God. This is what he’s all about! Yahshua taught God’s Law, His Will, to His disciples, which contained His Gospel, and there is no Gospel without it.

Hence, this is why He said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 
18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 
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. (Matthew 5:17-19)

Unless we are teaching the Commandments of God, we do not yet belong to Yahshua as family. His disciples definitely were in it to become great in the Kingdom of Elohim. They had 3 years of intensive learning under the King of Kings. They were His Family in Spirit and in Truth.

And If we want that close family relationship with Yahshua, then we must do likewise. Here is why He says, we must Love Him, and the evidence that we do possess such love, is in our obedience to His teaching.

Did He not say, “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 
16And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
17the 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.

The pouring out of the Holy Spirit, His Spirit, comes when we love Him enough to Keep the same Commandments He taught, and that Messiah exemplified. If we truly belong to Him this is what we must do, Walk in the Way of Christ the Messiah.

Be Yahshua’s disciples, and be the Family of God!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Here I am, send me!

Luke 9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.”
58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
59 Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”
61 And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.”
62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

The commitment to follow Christ Yahshua must not be taken lightly, “Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” (Vs 57)

Really? Yahshua knows the depth of our commitment and according to what He knows He speaks.

 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Vs 58)

He is saying that Following Him may require more of us than we are willing to give. There will be rejection, and even having to set ourselves so far apart from the rest of the world, that there will be no place for us to rest in this world, therefore we are left to wander from place to place, without shelter.

A true servant of God has nothing in him but the Word of God. It is rare indeed to find a place where that is accepted. Truth rather than fables does not make for a soft bed.

Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
Yahshua / Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” (Vs 59, 60)

Here he draws a distinct line between the living and the dead. This may seem callus on His part, but Here is what is being said, once someone is dead, there’s really not much that can be done for them. If they are not saved, no amount of ceremony, or ritual, will help them. But those who are living can still repent, and change their ways.

This is what a true disciple lives for! We do not honor the dead so that it takes precedence over the living who remain unsaved, and have no chance at eternal life.

There are only two kinds of people in this world as far as Yahshua is concerned, the living and the dead, those who are saved, and those who are not!

Yahshua is speaking of our priorities, when He says, “Let the dead bury their own dead.” He is here for the living not the dead, to call those who are among the dead to life eternal.

  And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Vs 61, 52)

He is the culmination of our purpose as disciples, one must be so completely sold out to Yahshua that He has tunnel vision, and can think of nothing else but His purpose in Him. Remember that those closest to Him set everything aside and went when He said, “follow me.” His voice rang in their ears as the Holy Spirit spoke to them, and they dropped everything to follow the Messiah.

Yahshua told me that he had been calling me repeatedly, but I would not come because I had to make my fortune first. When I hear myself saying this, it just sounds so incredible, that I would be so self-involved that I would reject His calling to satisfy my need for worldly fortune.

But when He said this to me, I felt so ashamed that I had done this to my Savior, He had laid His life down for me, and I had walked away from my calling. I told Him then that I would not say. “no” to Him anymore.

Here is what Yahshua wants to hear from those of us who are called. Let it be a resounding, “Yes”.

Here am I! Send me.

Isaiah 6:8 8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever



Missing the Mark!

“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.” (Matthew 5:19)

We have people telling us that Yahshua did away with the Law at the cross, yet He taught the Law of YHWH at every opportunity. For the Law is the Word of God. So, because we are plagued with false teachers, who insist that the Law has been replaced with total grace. Perhaps we should turn to the ultimate teacher Himself and ask, if the Law has been abolished, why did He say this?

“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven;” (Vs 19a)  

I wouldn’t want my savior to think of me as least accomplished in anything. But rather, let it be said of me, that I brought my friends and followers back to the truth of God’s Word. I so desire to hear those precious words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21)

Here are His instructions. Yahshua tells us, “but whoever does and teaches them, (The Commandments) he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Vs 19b)

So now that we know that those who violate the Law / Commandments and do not teach them, have fallen short of the mark. He says that it is keeping and teaching the commandments of God that pleases the entire host of heaven.

Proverbs 4: 1Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding;
2 For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.

Do not forsake My Law / instructions. How clear is that? But isn’t that exactly what many of us have done? We were taught by false teacher’s that we didn’t have to obey God’s Word.

Isn’t that the same message that Adam and Eve got from the serpent in the Garden that brought forth the fall of mankind?

Do we not realize that God wants to bring us back to that state of grace that we once had in the garden of Eden, so He gives us a path back to His Kingdom by giving us His instructions for living in accordance with His Word, hence the commandments or the Law, both are the same!

Over and over throughout the scriptures the same mantra is heard incessantly, Keep the commandments of God!

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1)

Is God speaking or is this just hot air, from Moses? Let’s leap forward to the last chapter of the Bible!

Revelation 22:14 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.

So, we can see that He is Consistent from Cover to Cover, we must keep the Commandments of God. Clearly those who don’t keep God’s Commandments have missed the mark, but those who do keep them have access to the Holy City, and the Tree of Life.

The only thing separating the sheep from the goats is this one thing, keeping God’s Law makes all the difference. Wouldn’t it be a shame if this one thing kept you from finishing the race?

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever