Whose bride are we?

Matthew 7:21 “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. 
22 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?’ 
23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

Do we call Him lord? If so, we need to understand that this alone will not get us into heaven. And Yahshua / Jesus tells us exactly why. He who does the will of my Father, YHWH God, this is who will enter the Kingdom of Elohim.

“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.”  (Vs 21) 

His words, not mine! So where does this leave us, and what exactly is the will of the Father?

God’s will is exactly what He tells us it is. And if we don’t know what he has spoken about His will, we will be left outside of the Holy City looking in at those who have kept the Commandments of God. For He delivered it to us in no uncertain terms.

1And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 
5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 
6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
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. 
9Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 
10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 
11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

YHWH God spoke these words to the children of Israel, in the presence of Moses and the entire multitude that He brought out from under bondage in Egypt.

And if we do not fear Him, or respect the Father enough to obey Him, then surely, we will never get past his Son, Yahshua / Jesus.

For He says, “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?’” (Vs 22)

It doesn’t make any difference what we think about our service to God, if we want to enter His Kingdom, then we need to know what he thinks, especially with regard to us. And if we have not adopted His wedding vows (the Covenant, or Commandments), then who’s bride, are we?

Yahshua speaks to this set of circumstances to us loud and clear, when He says, “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Vs 23)

Now these are people who have been praising his name, and casting out demons in his name, even prophesy is spoken by them, but still, they are not acceptable to Him on that last day, because of Lawlessness.

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

We have a history of doing these things, and according to the prophet, there’s nothing new about our unfaithfulness. And perhaps this is why Yahshua speaks of how we are supposed to not only keep the Commandments, but we are to teach them from the Pulpit.

He says, “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 owe both Yahshua and God the Father a huge debt of gratitude, for had they not come to our rescue we would still be in bondage to the enemy. And how do we know who our enemy is?

The Apostle Paul gives us His identity saying, “Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? 
And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He (the Anti-Christ) 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 2:5-12)

It’s the enemy, Satan, who is whispering in our ears and telling us that we are above being lawful to God and do not have to keep His Word? Here is the lie that will keep us from entering the Kingdom of Elohim. And it the same lie that he told in the Garden of Eden.

 How many times must we be told? And Our Savior Himself warns us to not take the path of lawlessness. Yet, because we love our sinful ways so much, we twist the scriptures, and invent reasons to ignore what God Himself has said.

But hear the Words of Christ when He says, “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, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:41-43)

Heed this warning, but only if we truly love Yahshua / Jesus Christ will we live to please Him and the Father.

Thus, he says, “If you love me, keep my Commandments!” (John 14:15)

Shalom My Friends,

Chuck Greever

Do we know the difference between being Dead or alive!

Matthew 13:37 “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 
38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 
39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 
40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 
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!

Yehoshua teaches His disciples the meaning behind the parables but uses the parable of the sower as an example.

He had already explained to them why He teaches this way.

Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 
12 For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 
13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 
14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive;
 15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ 


16 But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 
17 for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

Thus, He taught those who followed Him how to understand parables, for if we can grasp this one, then perhaps the others may not be such a challenge.

And this one is a real eye opener.

“He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 
 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 
The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.” 
(Vs 37-39)

The world in its entirety is the field, and for thousands of years the seed that was sown has been producing a crop worthy of a harvest, but also like any agricultural enterprise, there are weeds to deal with, Tares! Good and evil. Wheat and Tares.

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. (John 15:16)

It is imperative that we bear fruit and produce a crop. This is how wheat, grapes, and barley, are grown. Plant a few and they make more. So, this is how evangelical believers are supposed to live in this world. God gives us a testimony so that we can bring others into the faith. We are called to be witnesses for Yehoshua, thus bringing glory to the Father, who gave us life.

But those who are of the enemy, entangle us, mislead us, and interfere with the truth of God’s word, His seed, is suffocated, and starved because of their action in the world. Truly they are weeds, and the Father identifies them as such.

Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 
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, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
(Vs 40-42)

When that fateful day comes, when Yehoshua comes to reign, He will remove those who have been sown by Satan, tares will be gathered and burned. There must be a separation and it is prophesied here as well as in other parables.

The Wailing and gnashing of teeth is what happens when the undesirable tares are separated out for destruction, there will be an angry response, and a terrible sadness, thus the crying out or wailing over their rejection. For many of the tares actually believed they belonged to Christ. But because of lawlessness, they too are not fit for the kingdom. “they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire.”

This has been clearly stated by the very one who will judge us in the last days.

Did He not say? 21“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. 
22Many 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?’ 
23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!
’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

I’m not going to argue about whether or not we are saved by the Law or not, but let me say this, if we are truly saved, then our salvation will drive us to love our Savior enough to want to Keep His Word, the Commandments of YHVH God.

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

Of Course, if you don’t love Him, you won’t care to keep / guard His Commandments, and your dead already.

God help those who have opted to turn their backs on God’s Sabbath, His feasts, and know not the difference between what is clean and unclean.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Paul is a Bond Servant to Christ.

“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Here is a promise that many have ignored.

We say that we believe but do not follow. We say that Yahshua is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, but then we follow Paul, and preach Paul, as if He is some sort of a god. And while Paul is outstanding as an apostle of Christ, and a very learned man, he is just that, a man.

But Christ is the incarnation of YHVH God on the Earth, not just a man, but the light of life in the flesh. Yet everyone will preach Paul and ignore the things Yahshua said.

Now understand, that I am not saying that Paul has missed anything, or that He does not speak in support of Christ. But what I am saying is that because of Paul’s deep knowledge, of the scriptures many of us misinterpret what Paul says.

We are the problem, not Paul!

Even though we know what Christ has said, we sometimes contradict Him with the Words of Paul as if in our understanding we miss the meaning of what Paul says. I cannot count the times that after having quoted Christ, someone will come back with, “but Paul said this, or that.” Paul is a disciple; he would never speak in contradiction of Christ, neither about what He said, or did.

For instance, when I say that Yehoshua and His disciples kept the Sabbath, and that the Father would never change the Sabbath. Therefore, there was never a reason to change God’s 4th Commandment.

And many times I have heard in reply, “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.” (Colossians 2:16, 17)

Because we do not understand what is being said, and taking it out of context, we contradict the living Word of God. Paul is speaking to new converts from Paganism, and telling them that the Way of Christ is likely to cause criticism from their former friends who are still worshiping idols, to come at them because they no longer keep the Pagan Sabbath, or Worship on the new moon. Nor do they any longer eat unclean foods, like pork. Paul is telling them that persecution is likely, and we have turned it around to use it as a means to come against Christ and what He said or did in obedience to His Father.

Yehoshua said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

Study the words and deeds of Christ Yehoshua first, before we go any farther, let no one contradict Him in any way. For we are to bear witness on His behalf, not contradict Him.

And if we don’t know that He was a teacher of God’s Law, then we are apt to not only misunderstand Him, but teach others to also miss the mark. For we have been commissioned to teach the whole World the truth just as He delivered it to us.

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
(Matthew 10:6-8)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Before He comes, change is necessary.

Malachi 2:1 “And now, O priests, this commandment is for you.
2 If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not take it to heart.
3 “Behold, I will rebuke your descendants and spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your solemn feasts; and one will take you away with it.
4 Then you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant with Levi may continue,” says the Lord of hosts.

5 “My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear Me; So, he feared Me and was reverent before My name.
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, and turned many away from iniquity.
7 “For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
8 But you have departed from the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts.
9 “Therefore I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because you have not kept My ways but have shown partiality in the law.”

The Lord speaks through the prophet Malachi, and draws a line between a good minister / priest and the evil one.

First, He speaks of the role of a priest. The Priest is going to be able to bless those who come to Him. Because of the Spirit that dwells within him.

And Yahovah says, “And now, O priests, this commandment is for you.
If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not take it to heart.
(Vs 1, 2)

This ability to pray for, and to bless those in his charge, can be removed from those who do not bring glory to the name of YHVH God. And here He tells us that this will be the first thing to go, the ability to bless.

Then He speaks of how we priests are to preside over solemn ceremonies, the feasts of YHVH God, and He tells us, “Behold, I will rebuke your descendants and spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your solemn feasts; and one will take you away with it. (Vs 3)

“I hate, I despise your feast days, and I do not savor your sacred assemblies.
Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings.
Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.”
(Amos 5:21-23)

So, both prophets, Malachi and Amos are in agreement with regard to our Idolatry, and our false worship. What we do as priests or ministers, is outside of Yehoshua Christ because of our lawlessness and our disobedience.

Then you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant with Levi may continue,” says the Lord of hosts.

“My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear Me; So, he feared Me and was reverent before My name. (Vs 4, 5)

The difference we see in an assembly that preaches God’s law is evident in the hearts of the people who are a part of that assembly, but I have found that a false church is dependent on getting an emotional response from its people and no one, and nothing changes, because it’s not internal change of heart, but is external to the Spirit.

And after a while it just gets old. Here is what we call a dead church!

“The law of truth was in his mouth, and injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, and turned many away from iniquity.
“For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.”
(Vs 6-8)

Here is the Way of Christ in a nut shell. We must return to the things that Yehoshua taught, and from the Sermon on the mount forward He taught according to God’s Law the Things of YHVH God.

We need to do Bible things in Bible ways. And we must quit preaching doctrines that aren’t even found in the scriptures. But preach Biblical truth only.

“But you have departed from the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts.
“Therefore, I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because you have not kept My ways but have shown partiality in the law.”

I speak to those of us who have turned away from God’s Law, because that’s what we have been taught. This is a lie coming directly from Satan, and from those who belong to Him.

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

If there’s anyone hearing this, that is violating YHVH God’s 7th day Sabbath, or heard anyone say that God’s Law has been abolished, we need to know that if we remain a part of that assembly, our soul is in jeopardy. YHVH God has not forgotten even one Word that He has spoken through His prophets.

14Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 
15And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 
16And 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.”
17Therefore, “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.”
(1st Corinthians 6:14-18)

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

When Love comes to rule!


Isaiah 2:2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the YHVH God’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
3 Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yah / Messiah, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Messiah / Yah from Jerusalem.
4 He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

In the last days The Lord will come to rule, and His throne will be established in the Temple at Jerusalem.

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the YHVH God’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. (Vs 2)

We are told by the Prophet that the heads of various nations will gravitate to the throne of YHVH God, they will flow to it, and will exalt the house of the Yah / Messiah, above all other mountains on the Earth. This place, and His presence, and power will be honored, for Yehoshua holds sway over the entire world. He will rule with an iron rod.

Revelation 2:27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ 

No one will want to go against the power of the Lord, and His rule, all nations will tremble before Him.

Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord / Yahovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
(Psalms 2:8-11)

It is not going to be an easy time for those who have been accustomed to their own way, or the rule of evil. For living in the light of Christ / Messiah will be a complete and total turn around for them, and repentance will be the rule, not the exception.

Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Vs 3)

Talk about a new life? He says Many people, not just My people, will come to the Temple mount to learn His way, His truth, and how to live life accordingly. And He will teach them Torah. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. There will be no more talk of how Christ abolished His Commandments at the cross. For the word of God will go forth and no one will be able to question it, for it will come directly from the Lord Yah, and from His throne.

Now here is what will happen as a result of coming to know YHVH God’s Law.

We will come to understand His Word and why He said, “‘You shall love the Lord / Yahoshua your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
This is the first and great commandment. 
And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
(Matthew 22:37-40)

When the Nations learn what it means to love our fellow Man and to love God with their whole heart, there will be no more wars, no more fighting amongst ourselves.

And the prophet says, He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Vs 4)

If anyone wants to fight, it will be against the Lord, and that fight has already been decided. We will live together in peace, no more Armies, no more Military, weapons will be melted down, destroyed, and there will be no more conflicts.

For the Law of the Lord /Yah does not allow for anything but to love one another, and to live in peace and harmony.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever