The restoration of Samaria.

John 4:1 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Y’shua / Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 
2 (though Y’shua / Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 
3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 
4 But He needed to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Y’shua / Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Y’shua / Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 
8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Y’shua / Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 
12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus / Y’shua answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”           

16 Y’shua / Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 
18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 
20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
21 Yahshua / Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 
22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Here we see an exchange between a Samaritan Woman and the Messiah of Israel, but more than that. There are things going on here that are not so obvious. For instance, it is impossible to pass from Jerusalem to Galilee without going through Samaria. And Jews despised Samaritans, because Samaritans had married outside of Israel, and took wives wives who were not of the Faith, But who practiced idol worship. They had broken covenant with YHWH God their Elohim, therefore, and enmity existed between the tribes of Samaria and Judah.

But as surely as the Son of God was seated at the well, these were the lost sheep He was referring to when He said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

And so, He was exactly where the Father had positioned Him, among the lost sheep in Samaria. Thus, the teaching begins with this one woman, who was indeed a sinner.

He says, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 
12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
(Vs 10-14)

She doesn’t understand yet, but she will when she believes, she knows that the Messiah is coming, but is not yet aware that it is he who is asking her to draw water for Him.

Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 
For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
(Vs 7-9)

She knows that Messiah is a Jew, and that Jews don’t care to have anything to do with Samaritan’s.

We are about to see the meaning of, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
 (John 7:37, 38) as it will come to life in this encounter at the well.

The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”            Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 
22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

She gathered the whole city to Yahshua for teaching saying, the woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him.  (John 4:28, 29)

So. the teaching is in High gear now, and Messiah Yahshua, and His disciple spent 3 days and 3 nights in this Samaritan Village teaching everyone whom this woman could gather together the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Yahshua did not condemn these People of Samaria who had lost their way, but he restored them through The Word of God, and he used this woman as the means to do exactly what He was called to do. He is calling those who are lost back to the Ancient Paths. And he is still doing this even today.

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.’ (Nehemiah 1:9) 

Be restored to God the Father, our Elohim. Follow Yahshua, and Keep to His Way, His Truth, and His Life!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Modern day Pharisees.


John 10:30 I and My Father are one.”
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 
32 Yehoshua / Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
34 Yahshua / Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 
35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 
36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 
37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 
38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 
39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.

For those among us who cannot grasp the meaning of these words, “I and My Father are one.” (Vs 30)

It means that there is no difference between Yahshua and God the Father. He is the walking talking heart and mind of God. And if we believe that there’s any separation between God the Father and Christ, then how are we any different from those who wanted to kill Him?

But because of their inability to believe, they wanted to stone Him.

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. (Vs 31)

We need to understand the implications behind what they wanted to do here, and believe me, it was in no way the Love of God. Nor did they understand the difference in the signs of His coming. The healings, the raising of the dead, and many other things that only He, the Messiah could have done.

Yahshua / Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
(Vs 32, 33)

They simply did not believe the prophets who foretold of His coming, nor did they believe Moses, or David. Unbelief is what we see here!

For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. 
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
(John 5:46, 47)

 “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying:
 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool”’?
If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” 
(Matthew 22:43-45)

Where have these people been? They know nothing except to keep the Law as it is given by the Temple priests, according to their tradition. But not according to the Scriptures, these men are totally unaware of the Word of God, as it is given, but their belief, or lack of it, is due to that which is taught by the Rabbis of their day.

“Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 

For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
(Mark 7:6-8)

Yehoshua was well aware of what the problem was, and made no bones about it. It was the teaching of the Temple Priests, that is at the heart of the unbelief of almost an entire Nation of Jews.

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 
35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 
36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 
37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 
38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”
(Vs 34-38)

Again, He points out the problem, they simply cannot believe in what they see before their very eyes, because it is impossible to them. God himself is standing in their presence, and all they can think of is how impossible that is?

It’s very much the same thing today, we have clergy who will teach us things that are not even mentioned in the Bible, because that’s what they have been taught.

It seems that it never occurred to them to question any of it, so what we get is man made doctrine, no different than that of the Pharisees and scribes. The Word according to men.

The Commandments are taught repeatedly from Genesis to Revelation, but if you were to go to Sunday Church, there would be no mention of them, but an obvious avoidance of them instead. And then if we were to hear of just the Ten Commandments there would be no mention of the Sabbath.

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

Certain things are just avoided, and not mentioned, while other things, like Easter, and Christmas, and Lent, are treated as if they were scriptural, but the are not! They are not mentioned by the Word of God at all.

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.”

So, what do these people do with Christ?

Todays Pharisees are no different than the Pharisees of 2000 years ago, and every time they pervert the Word of God, they have stoned Him, and or crucified Him all over again.

Therefore, they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. (Vs 39)

As long as there is someone whom Yahshua has called to bear witness of Him, they shall not succeed in putting him back on the cross. But rather we shall lift him up, and He will be seated on His throne, never to be profaned again.

25The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. 
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. 
27Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. 
(Ezekiel 22:25-27)

Judgment is coming and there will be justice. Now is the time of repentance and change, return to the Way of Christ Yahshua or Perish!

“He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 
For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. 
And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.”
(John 12:48-50)

For those of us who have opted to become teachers of the Word of YHVH God, but have added to it, or taken from it, anything, the Sabbath, Christmas, Easter, the Rapture doctrine, we must understand that we will be judged more strictly than those whom we have mis-lead.

For we all have been given the truth, yet we have chosen to ignore it. Christ and His disciples did not do this, and they did not have a bible to teach from. But taught from the old testament scrolls, the Torah and the Prophets.

“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)

If you my friends have added anything to the Word of God it is imperative that we know that we will be judged by the Living Word of God, and He will ask, Why were you teaching contrary to the Word of God, the traditions of men? Just as He pointed out to the Pharisees in Mark 7.

“Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
(Mark 7:6, 7)

Now is the time to repent and change, my friends. We don’t have a lot of time left. Therefore, now we need to look at the validity of what we have taught others, and correct our errors before judgment comes.

Teach only what God has commanded us to teach, and do not receive the commandments or traditions of men. This is not a difficult thing, it’s either given by God, or it’s not.

This is not brain surgery, correct yourself while you may.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

We Have an appointment with YHVH God.

Leviticus 23:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 
2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

4‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.

This is the Word of God, literally, He is speaking to Moses!

And He says, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”

There are a few things here that stand out to me, one is the word He uses for convocation. miqrâ’ or pronounced mik-raw’

From Strongs, H7121; something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal: – assembly, calling, convocation, reading.

2nd Peter 3:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

“‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.” (Vs 3)

So that when YHVH God speaks of six days and then rest on the seventh, He is also saying that it is a rehearsal for a future event, so yes, the Sabbath is a rehearsal for the 7th millennium. We are in the six thousandth year now, and when Y’shua comes to reign we will enter His rest. So, the Sabbath of the Lord is a rehearsal for that time when Christ comes to rule over this earth. And for many of us, we have had no clue, because most Christians don’t bother to study the book of Deuteronomy or Leviticus.

For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest,’” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 
For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again, in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”
 (Hebrews 4:3-7)

So, when YHVH God says that on the 7th day you shall rest He means that we must keep His Sabbath in preparation for Christ’s 1000 years reign, that is entering His rest.

Another point to consider, is that YHVH God says that these are His appointed times, no the traditions of the Jews, or any other man, but these are commanded for God’s holy purposes. (“These are My feasts.”) So, when we dismiss God’s Sabbath or any other feast day as being a Jewish tradition, we have blasphemed the Name, and the Word, of the holy Elohim of Israel.

God forgive those who have done so.

It is our disobedience that will cause us to be omitted from this time of rest.

There are 7 other appointed times, or Holy days that have been appointed for us and we will cover them also, as they too are convocations, and rehearsals for future events, and some of them have already been fulfilled prophetically. But all of them are promised Biblical events.

So yes, there’s more to come.

“‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.”  (Vs 4)

It may not have occurred to us, but now is not a time to ignore God’s word, for He is coming to judge, and many people will be left out, because while we have had more access to the Word of God, than at any other time in history, we have in our pride ignored what we were given, because it didn’t fit our way of life.

So, believe me when I say, that YHVH God is not going to adapt to us, but we are going to adapt to Him and His ways. That is if we want to live?

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

There’s a Biblical way to do things.

Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 
2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 
3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 
4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 
5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

I believe that it’s best to let Yehoshua do the judging. For He knows the heart and therefore, He has all of the facts laid bare before Him. But me? I am woefully inadequate to judge anyone, because I am not in possession of all of the facts, and I am also a sinner in need of forgiveness.

There’s only one way to be certain of our judgment, and that was pointed out by Yehoshua Christ Himself. When He said, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”  (John 8:7)

The woman who was caught in adultery was thus set free by the self-righteous crowd wanting to kill her.

They at least had enough knowledge to know that they we sinners, and deserved to likewise be stoned themselves. So, they walked away, leaving her in the hands of a righteous man, the Messiah Himself.

I don’t think there’s anything more disappointing than to be Judged tried and convicted by folks who don’t have the facts, and have a built in bias, based on their own sin.

“Judge not, that you be not judged. 
For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
(Vs1, 2)

Sowing and reaping applies to everything we do. The good we do will come back to us, and the wrongs as well. We have to make absolutely certain that we are correct in what we do.

This applies also to the forgiveness of sin, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 
15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 
(Matthew 6:14, 15)

But what if the entire body of believer’s Judges someone guilty of sin, and he’s not willing to repent, what then?

Then that person should repent, openly, and before the whole congregation. And there is given a due process by which this should be done.

Yehoshua said, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 
But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 
And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.”
(Matthew 18:15-17)

Apparently, many churches know this, but don’t do it. They just kick someone to the curb without benefit of discussion before witnesses. And if their words are not established, who then is the sinner. ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 

If we are to judge righteously, ought we not to follow the Word of God, and if we’re not doing this, then what god do we follow?

We cannot be self-righteous, in what we do in Yah’s name, and expect to not receive His rebuke.

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

Self-righteousness will only bring us pain.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Be Holy, For I am Holy!

Exodus 19:10 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. 
11 And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 
12 You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 
13 Not a hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come near the mountain.”
14 So, Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 
15 And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not come near your wives.”
16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 
17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 
18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 
19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. 
20 Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

What is it like to be brought into the presence of the Lord? God doesn’t play when it comes to allowing anyone to come near to Him, for He is holy.

The apostle John explains. 5This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 
6If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 
7But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
(1st John 1:5-7)

Clearly, we cannot be unclean and approach Him.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. 
11 And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 
12 You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 
13 Not a hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come near the mountain.”

Coming too close to God’s holy ground is a death sentence. Picture for a moment a huge bug zapper, that kills anything that comes too close to it. Bizzzap! If you get my meaning, going too close is inviting death.

The problem for us is that we don’t understand the difference between clean and unclean. But this particular scripture should help us to understand.

Moses was instructed to consecrate or sanctify the people.

qâdash

kaw-dash’

A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally): – appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly.

So, He is to instruct, and oversee the cleansing of the entire nation of Israel. He is given instructions as to how to teach them to be clean. They had three days to prepare. And even then, they could only come near to the mountain but not touch it. YHVH God is light and there is no darkness in Him at all. He has zero tolerance for sin, or darkness, there shall be no lawlessness, or sin, anywhere in His sight.

So, Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 
And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not come near your wives.”
Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 
And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 
(Vs 14-17)

They are going to see, and hear YHVH God, and then they will perhaps understand how special Moses is, and why His face shines with a white light, from being in close proximity to Adonai.

Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 
19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. 
20 Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
(Vs 18-20)

Now the children of Israel are witnesses, to how YHVH God speaks to Moses and calls Him by name. they heard it with their own ears. They felt the holy presence of Adonai, and now they will watch as Moses goes to meet with YHVH God at the mountain top, a place where they are not allowed to set foot.

Neither are we allowed to approach except by the grace afforded us by the blood of Christ Yehoshua, the Messiah of Israel. He took our uncleanliness, our sin upon Himself so that we can come into the light, and no longer remain in darkness.

For I know how undeserving I am to be in His presence. Yet, He calls us to come. But with one admonition.

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

We must walk as He walked, if we want to approach Him. Here is why we must repent, and follow His instructions. His Commandments.

Hence, “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. 
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
(John 5:46, 47)

Here is where many of us fall short in our understanding of what holiness is.

And holiness is YHVH God’s entire purpose in the giving of His Commandments. Remember that Adam and Eve were able to fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden, up until the time they listened to the Serpent, (Satan) who by way of a lie convinced them that they should disobey God.

That same lie is pervasive throughout the whole world now. And this is why we have such difficulty with being Holy. The commandments of God are therefore vital to our understanding of what holiness is.

“Be holy, for I am holy.” (1st Peter 1:16)

The only way that we can ever return to Him is by our obedience. Just as before the fall.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever