Live fearlessly!

Isaiah 43:1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.

We need to know that there is no reason to fear, for we belong to the most-high God, and He has called us by name and redeemed us, made us set aside for His purposes.  Surely no one can harm us!

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 
29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 
30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

He is not going to harm us, but He will use us to glorify His Holy name!

Fear not!

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10)

Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done marvelous things! (Joel 2:21)

“Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” (John 12:15)

Obviously, Yahshua does not want us to be afraid of anything, for he will not allow us to come to any harm. Satan will not harm us, no man can harm us, for our lives extend beyond this world. And YHWH God is our Father, and Yahshua Christ our King.

Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 

Why should we fear when YHWH God is with us?

Fear is a problem for so many of us. and prevents us from exercising our Faith. But it is just the fear alone that does that, not our enemy, not any human, but just the fact that we are afraid. And if we’re afraid, then what good is faith? Just a question.

We are fearful that we may be defeated. And fearful that we may make a mistake, or fearful that we may die, or fail at something. These things are of HaSatan, and are His tools to turn you away from the blessings that are rightfully yours.

“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 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.” (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

The only thing that can interrupt our blessings is reaping what we have sown, as a result of our disobedience to God’s commandments.

So, let’s examine ourselves to see if we have kept covenant with Him. Have we loved God with our whole heart, and worshiped Him only? Have we loved our neighbor as ourselves?

If not, then we should fear! But fear YHWH God, for he holds our future in His hands.

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”  (Matthew 10:28)

But if we truly belong to Him, we need not fear anything. For we live as His Sons and Daughters, and as obedient children we obey our Father.

 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord!
 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart!
They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways.
(Psalms 119:1-3)

So now that we know how to live without fear, let our faith take us where ever we want to go, and to do whatever Yahshua calls us to.

Obey God, and live without fear!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

A line must be drawn between God’s Children and Lawlessness!

Deuteronomy 4:2 “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.” 

I am so tired of beggars coming to us and harping on how we should be giving to them from our table. When these people don’t even know YHWH God, nor do they want to know Him. For they are lawless, and intend to remain outside of the law of God.

They are practicing the rites of idol worshipper’s and carrying out the traditions of men, rather than the righteous Instructions of God.

I tell them, “If you were of God, I might consider it. But you have rejected His ways. and don’t even keep His Sabbath, or His holy feast days. How then do you have the right to tell us what we should be doing for you?”

If they kept the Commandments of YHWH God, and His Son Yahshua Christ, the Messiah. And then perhaps we will see them as brethren. But as it stands these people are practitioners of the way of the Anti-Christ, (the Lawless one.) According to the Word of God, I must not have anything to do with them.

2nd Corinthians 2:6 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?

Therefore, I have to make a distinction between them, and those who are among my brethren. And until they are willing to return to God, I will let them beg from their own kind. There needs to be a line drawn between those who are outside of the kingdom, and those who are drawing near, for Christ is coming and he will surely make a difference between those who have followed in ignorance the Anti-Christ, and those who have been called out.

For he will say to 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)

These people have no part in God’s Kingdom and rightfully so, if they did, He would move on my heart to help them. I do not take from what is God’s and give to His enemies. Pray for them, yes! Ask God to bless them according to His will, yes! And to call them out of their Pagan beliefs, I surely will.

But if Yahshua will make a distinction between the Sheep and the goats, so will I!

In the past I have poured out a great blessing on orphans and widows, because of this persistent begging by men who are fat, and live far above those whom they solicit funds for. I will not tolerate any more of that, but if my neighbor needs help it will be fourth coming.

2nd Corinthians 2:14 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.”

Love them, pray for them, but do not allow yourself to be a part of them, or support their Lawlessness.

Understand that Yahshua fed a massive crowd of people, who had followed Him into the wilderness for three days. He fed them because the were interested in His message, and had gone hungry for three days in order to hear Him. They could not have returned home bearing His Word, without being fed. Yahshua feeds his sheep. (See Matthew 14:13-21)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

I am the Lord (HaShem) who sanctifies you.

Exodus 31:12 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 
13 “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 
14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 
15 Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

The 7th day Sabbath is a sign or a mark that God requires us to keep. For Our creator sanctifies His people by this sign.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. (Vs 12, 13) 

So, what does it mean to be sanctified? According to the dictionary Sanctify means, “To be set apart as, or declare holy; to consecrate.” God sets us apart from those who keep other days as a Sabbath.

So those who worship on Sunday rather than Honor His ordained Sabbath are in fact, proving that they are not His children.

“You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.” (Vs 14)

Now since we are so willing to prove that we are not His Children, then there can be only one result. Being cut off. And because we do not keep His Commandment, we have in essence profaned His Sabbath by promoting it among others. We Have profaned it! And that, according to His Word, is a death sentence.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 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. 
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.”
(Exodus 20:8-11)

This is the 4th of the Ten Commandments that God handed down at mount Sinai. These are His way of determining who is his, and therefore, who is not His. And the reason that His Son, Yahshua / Jesus said that we must, not only keep and preach His Commandments, but this is proof that we love Him.

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.”

So, it is not just saying the name of Christ that saves us, but by our actions we prove our devotion to God. As a matter of fact, God sees our disobedience as idolatry. He knows that if we will not obey Him, we must be following some other god. Perhaps we have become a god unto ourselves, following our own dictates rather than His, or we have become subject to Satan’s lies and He rules over us.

And He speaks of this, “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 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.” (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

In other words, we have adopted another god out of ignorance. And because of our ignorance and our rebellion we die eternally. This is the apostacy of today’s churches. They teach and preach Lawlessness and therefore come against the Word of God. While they call themselves God’s church. This is the deception that they have adopted, and is the sign of the Anti-Christ.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)

Unfortunately, it will be the cause of spiritual death for most of those souls who will come to stand before Christ’s judgment bench. What person among us does not know that He judges according to the Law of God?

“Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.” (Vs 15)

So next time we are mowing the grass on Saturday, or shopping, or cleaning house, cooking, etc. we need to know that we have committed a mortal sin and he will preside over our eternal death. That alone, is enough for him to say that we belong to another god.

For we have follow the traditions of men, and profaned His Sabbath!

For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. (Romans 2:12-16)

This is reinforced by the Apostle John.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 
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 2:3-6)

No one is exempt from God’s Commandments, and Yahshua will judge us accordingly.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Never forget who you are!

Jeremiah 3:14 “Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. 
15 And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 “Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.
17 “At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.
18 “In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.

YHWH God is faithful to forgive when we humble ourselves before Him and turn away from our sin and disobedience.

Here is a husband pleading with His unfaithful wife to return to Him.

“Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.” (Vs 14)

And he makes this promise to Israel. “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” (Vs 15)

Now He has extended that same hand to America, wanting us to return to Him, but that has been prevented by people who think they are too wise, and too knowledgeable, in their own eyes, to turn to God. Many of them are serving as Pastors, many are involved in government, and many are sitting on pews waiting to be shepherded by false teachers.

But YHWH God promises that He will provide real Shepherds for those who turn back to Him. Those who will lead us and guide us according to the whole Word of YHWH God.

“Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.” (Vs 16)

It has come to pass that the Ark of the Covenant will be remembered no more. In other words, The Covenant that binds us together with HaShem, has to be observed, in order to Repent and return to Him. This seems to be what we have been running from for centuries, and the Sabbath is a clear indication of that fact.

But now the terms of the Covenant have been written on our hearts, and the faithful are returning, but by far the majority are remaining with the Lawless one.

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”
then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
 (Hebrew 10:16, 17)

“At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.
“In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.”
(Vs 17, 18)

So, those who have been called out, now are being restored to their former Covenant with YHWH God. Having returned to the Ancient path, now we can yet again be blessed of HaShem. And what’s more, is that we are going to be restored to the Body of Christ and the house of Israel will be once again be joined to the house of Judah. Jerusalem be the place of His Throne, and we will all be partakers of the inheritance.

We need to know that this time of struggle will come to an end. And the days of tribulation will come to an end also. 7 years from its onset, and then Yahshua comes. HallaluYAH!

But understand that during this time those who are His, will see that separation from those who are bearing the mark of the Lawless one. For they will not have the strength of Spirit to remain faithful to YHWH God. But those having eternal life will reject every opportunity to walk away from God, either by intimidation or by force.

There will be a clearly defined difference between the Sheep and the goats.

Matthew 25:32 “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 
33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 
34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 
36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 
38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 
39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 
40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Here is the litmus test for those who know His voice, and are His Sheep.

John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 
29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 
30 I and My Father are one.”

Never forget who you are, and from where you came!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Jealousy can be a good thing!

Matthew 10:5 “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 

Christ is sending out His disciples, to preach the Gospel. A test drive so to speak.

“Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
(Vs 5, 6)

So, there are certain limits placed on whom it is that the disciples could minister to. They are not to go to disciple Gentiles, or Samaritans, who are mixed blood, these were descended from Israelites who had intermarried with Gentiles. But they are to go to Jews only.

Remember that He had said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24)

Perhaps this is why he put the Jews first. But we know that when Christ sends Paul to the nations, the intent is to redeem the lost tribes and to make the Jews jealous, that gentile’s have been brought into the body of Christ, and they are more zealous about keeping the Commandments of YHWH God than many Jews.

Acts 13:44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God. 
45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. 
46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
 

It is YHWH God’s intent to reconcile the World, and if bringing the gospel of Christ Yahshua to gentiles Brings Jew’s to their senses, then so be it. And apparently this is what is happening today, for there are huge numbers of Jews coming to Christ now. And huge numbers of Christians who are Messianic, and who are keeping the Commandments of God.

They have the same Sabbath as Jews, and celebrate the same Biblical feast days. Dancing and singing the same songs. HallaluYAH!

Roman’s 11:11 I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 
12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!
13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 
14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. 
15 For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

 I am one of these who have been grafted into the House of Israel. The olive tree is symbolic of that nation of believers.

And Paul goes on to describe that very thing of being grafted into, and becoming Israel.

He says, Romans 11:16 “For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 
17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, 
18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” 
20 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. 
21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. 
22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 
23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 
24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 
26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
 27 For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”

Isn’t it amazing how YHWH God has worked things out so that all of us have an optimal opportunity to be redeemed through His Son Yahshua? It is so comforting to know that there is a plan in place, that will soften even those who suffer from a hardened heart and a stiff neck. So that all of us have an opportunity to come Home to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Galatians 3:28 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. 
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

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