Feed My Sheep.

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. 9But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. 10And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.  

Paul goes into the synagogue at Ephesus to teach and preach the gospel. As yet there were no Christian churches, so he went to places where Jews assembled.

He preached there, the things of the kingdom of God. In other words, He talked to them about God’s dominion over their lives and their subjection to it. But more importantly he taught about the Messiah and the right and wrong way of regarding His Kingdom. Some listened and heeded the message but some hardened their hearts.

For a period of three months, he disputed with them and gave answers to their objections. He was a master of persuasion and engaged in this debate constantly. Finally seeing that they had no conscience, no shame, and no heart for salvation, he withdrew.

The school of Tyrannus was a place of learning for those who studied either philosophy or religion. Going to the school of Tyrannus meant that instead of teaching only on the Sabbath he could now teach and preach every day, and now he could have Gentiles as well as Jews come and learn the things of heaven.

He taught there for two years so that the word of the Lord was spread far and wide.

What we teach is important, but to whom we teach it is even more important. Jesus said, “And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” (Matthew 10:14, 15)

 There comes a time when we must kick the dust from our feet and depart the hardhearted, and those who are spiritually dead. Giving them an opportunity to listen and to believe is all we are obligated to do. Paul went way beyond the call of duty with those that even argued against him.

Today we must consider what we are willing to do for the sake of the kingdom, and what we will not. Paul was willing to argue for three months before he walked away. You do not have to argue or persuade nearly that long especially if you are being argued against.

Y’shua Himself tells us, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” (Matthew 7:6)

So yes, to those who are interested in hearing the Truth of God’s Word we must bear that message, but to those who refuse to listen and obey, they are not supposed to get it!

Paul explains why in His letter to the Church in Thessalonica, “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 2:9-12)

God knows who is unwilling, or unable to hear the truth, and leaves their deception in place, so that when Judgment comes, they will perish. He will not allow these to enter the kingdom and they therefore will be destroyed right along with the Anti-Christ. (Satan)

When People come back for more then, we know that we’re speaking to YHVH God’s chosen, and not to those who have no use for the truth,

Did Y’shua not say? “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”

These are the ones who are seeking after the truth, These are the sheep that must be fed.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Why would Christ turn away from a Christian?

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 
18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 
19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 
20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

When we look at the whole context of what Christ Yehoshua says about the law and the prophets, we will find that the only way anyone can misconstrue His meaning is by their personal distain for instruction, and for obedience. And of course, anyone who is that rebellious wants lots of company, so that they won’t go to hell alone.

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Vs 17)

 Destroying the Law, would be tantamount to disrespecting God’s Word, and disrespecting the Prophets of God, who bring warning from Abba when man has transgressed is also the Word of God.

“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Vs 18)

So, neither will there be the slightest change in the Law, as long as there’s an Earth, or a heaven. Did we forget to read past the word, “Fulfill”?

See, this is the sad thing about taking the Word of God out of context, we risk misquoting God, and giving people a false doctrine that will cost them their souls, because this is the very thing that leads them into lawlessness, taking them away from them the path of righteousness.

“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.” (Vs 19)

Those who refuse to keep or teach the Law will be looked down on by the Elohim of heaven and Earth. But then we are given the cure for that distain, when He adds, “but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Clearly, there is a huge difference between those who are obedient to God, and those who are not.

And if we continue in our Lawless approach to Christ Yehoshua, what will He say to us at judgment?

He makes that abundantly clear saying, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
 (Matthew 7:21-23)

The whole of the traditional Church is calling Him Lord, Lord, but they refuse to do God’s Will,which is stated in His Covenant. And yes, they prophesy in Christ’s name, cast out demons, and do many wonderful things in the name of Jesus.

But the one thing they have not done is honor His Lordship, the Son of YHVH must be obeyed, for He is the Godhead. And when my Christian friends stand before Him having dismissed His Law as of no effect.

What will the hear in response, “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”? I pray that you, my friends will understand that while His Commandments are of little importance to you, they are the backbone of our faith to Him, and to the Father.

Why else would He say? “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)

But to the Lawless He says, “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

I may be wrong, but the Word of God is never wrong, and we would be wise to follow it. But unless we stop depending on others to read and interpret God’s Word for us, I’m certain that many will remain deceived. God help them!

There just one verse left from today’s selection, “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Vs 20)

 How in the world will we have righteousness without keeping the Commandments of God? This alone will keep many out of Heaven, if for no other reason the transgressing of the 3rd and 4th of the basic Ten Commandments.

 “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.” (Exodus 20:7)

Applying His Holy name to a day that is not Holy and set aside by God, is blasphemy! Sunday has always been Sabbath of Pagans, and has never been set aside for a weekly Sabbath by God.


“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)

Here YHVH set aside one specific day each week that is His Sabbath, and always will be. It was established at the 7th day of creation and will never be changed. But if you my friends want to change it in spite of that, you go right ahead. Just know that you have refused God’s mark, or sign, that you belong to Him.

“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.” (Exodus 31:13)

So here in a nutshell is the problem with Sunday Churches, they have created their own gospel, and twisted God’s own Words to do it. They do this for one reason alone, a hatred of the truth. Those who wish to go to heaven flock to those who will sooth their itching ears, and make them feel more comfortable about their sin.

So now we know the problem, and why? there’s more money to be made preaching a popular gospel, than there will ever be preaching the truth.

And perhaps this is why Jesus / Y’shua said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 
16You will know them by their fruits.”
(Matthew 7:15, 16)

If you’re going to one of these churches and refuse to audit your doctrine, the only comfort you’ll have at the time of judgment is that where you’re going, you’ll have lots of company.

For He also said, 13“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. 
14Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
(Matthew 7:13, 14)

So, are we among the few, or the Many?

Just a question!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

By What Authority?

Matthew 21:23 Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?”

24 But Yahshua / Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things: 
25 The baptism of John—where was it from? From heaven or from men?” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 
26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet.” 
27 So they answered Jesus and said, “We do not know.” And He said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things. “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ 
29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 
30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.

The Pharisees were questioning Yahshua again, wanting to know by what authority He teaches the way He does?

But Yahshua / Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things: The baptism of John—where was it from? From heaven or from men?” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’” (Vs 24, 25

They are thinking out loud amongst themselves, but if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet. (Vs 26)

Clearly, Yahshua knew their predicament and presented it to them in such a way that they had to either admit their sin or deny it. Their refusal to accept John the Baptist as a Prophet, and a messenger from God Has backed them into a corner, and they are unable to admit their wrong.

And this is the story of all of Israel, especially Jerusalem and the Temple Priests. And now it is the same story for many Preachers and Pastors in the traditional Church! For they have rejected the very message That Christ brought, and preach the message of the anti-Christ.

For these are the ones whom Yahshua spoke of when He said, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 
30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’
31 “Therefore, you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 
32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. 
33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?”
(Matthew 23:29-33)

Virtually every Prophet that was sent to Israel, was killed, maimed, and sometimes they laid in ambush to kill them before they arrived at their destination to deliver their message.

And Here again is the indictment against those who come to question even The Son of YHVH.

So, they answered Yahshua / Jesus and said, “We do not know.” And He said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things. “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ (Vs 27)

This Parable is in direct relationship to their predicament with Heaven and the Judgment.

So Yahshua continues with His parable, “He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 
Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 
Which of the two did the will of his father?”
(Vs 29-31)

The Father of course is our Heavenly Father, and though many of us have rejected our calling, we repented and returned to do as we were called to do. But there are two sons here, one repents and returns but the other must be a Pharisee, because He answered yes to the Father, but then went His own way, not following his calling.

That’s is the predicament that is outlined here to us, as well as to them who dare to question Christ, and His Authority. If they truly were in service to God, they would never have questioned His Authority to begin with. And even now there is time to repent, but no repentance is seen or heard.

They said to Him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.” (Matthew 23:31)

Here is the Judgment that even Harlots, and Tax Collectors will enter Heaven before these so-called Men of God. Because they have denied their calling and persecuted God’s own messenger. They have turned their back on the truth and brought forward lies.

Yahshua uses John as an example of what they have failed to do as priests, saying, “For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.” (Vs 32)

And what was John’s message, “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.” 
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’”  (Mark 1:2, 3)

Born into this World a prophet, who was to prepare the Earth For the coming of Messiah. And who was beheaded by King Harrod, while no one lifted a finger to protect Him or defend Him as being Holy and sent by God.

They will now do likewise to the Son of God, and even His disciples.

Is it any wonder that Yahshua is now the Chief Priest? And is it any wonder that there has been a change in the priesthood?

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Yahshua / Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 

Those who have seen and persecuted God’s own and rejected the Messiah will also be among those who when they are judged will receive recompense at the hands of Him who they have rejected.

When we reject the Way, the Truth, and the Life, have we not joined hands with the very same Pharisees that have murdered the prophets of YHVH God?

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 
13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the £Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
(Revelation 22:12)

The reward is for deeds both good and evil, those who have done Evil will have their reward in the Lake of fire, but those that have done good and righteous things, they will enter the Kingdom of Elohim.

“Therefore, you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.” (Matthew 23:31) 

We must not turn from those who come bringing the truth of God’s Word. Neither let it be said, that we have persecuted them, or hindered them in any way. And if we have, then we must make repentance immediately, and repair our misdeeds.

May Y’shua forgive those who have wronged Him, or His messenger.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

The Way of Christ!

1st John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 
4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

In my dream last night, I was told by a young man that we don’t do the things that are in the Old Testament, because they are just for the Jews. He was wanting to know why I don’t eat certain things, like pork?

So, upon waking I am dealing with this question. And now I am going to share my answer to this question with you, my friends.

First of all, we need to ask ourselves, How well do we know Yahshua Christ? And the reason I bring this question forward now, is because although we claim as Christians to be like Him, therefore, we are called by his name, perhaps we don’t really know Him at all? Thus, it’s vital that we do come to know Him, and to understand that He requires us to follow in His footsteps.

Did He not say, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” (John15:4)

 (The Greek word for Abide, is “meno”. It means to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy): – abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, or tarry.)

To me, it means to live in His house, and let Him live in yours. To Know Him, and to become like Him, Holy before YHVH God.

One thing that we must surely know about Him is that he kept the Commandments of God the Father, Just as a good Son would.

Therefore, the apostle john says, Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” (Vs 3)

If therefore, we are abiding in Him, would we not do just as he did?

What about those who refuse to follow His example and walk as He walked?

He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (Vs 4)

This is pretty strong language from an apostle who is known to love Christ, but to me that makes His statement all the more profound. And apparently what he is saying is that somewhere along the way, we began to speak of man-made doctrine, rather than the truth. Therefore, we have lied!

Christ lived and taught the commandments of YHVH, as an example to us, and said, 15“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 
16And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 
18I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
19“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 
20At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 
21He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
(John 14:15-21)

If we make excuses for not keeping the same Commandments He kept, How then are we abiding In Him? And how do we love Him, if we do not obey Him?

The Apostle goes on to say, “But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.” (Vs 5)

Here is how we know that we are abiding in Him, we don’t just profess His name, but we endeavor to be like Him. For this is the love of God!

1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 
2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 
3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 
(1st John 5:1-3)

The Love of God is the driving force behind our obedience, nothing works without that love. So, we need to ask ourselves How is it that we can be unclean, and Lawless and still abide in Christ?

The Apostle adds, He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” (Vs 6)

Eat what he ate, keep the same Sabbath He kept, do exactly as he did, for he lived and died as an example for us to follow, so that we would know that loving Him makes all things possible.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

His Spirit comes along side and helps us to do what He requires of us, do not say, This is impossible, just do it!

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24)

I pray that this adequately explains why I endeavor to keep a clean temple, and walk according to the Way of Christ Yahshua. For I love Him far more than I love my own life!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

Itching Ears and false Teachers!

2nd Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Yahshua / Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 
2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 
5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

It seems that it is man’s nature to want to cling to the things of the flesh, even life in this world is hung onto with a fierce fervor second to none.

It is a difficult calling indeed to call men away from this addiction to life in the flesh and to ask them to live according to the Spirit, but this is what we must do!

Judgment is coming right along with the arrival of our King, Yahshua. Thus, we are preparing now to bring as many as we can out from under false teachers and into the Assembly of the Messiah Yahshua.

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Yahshua / Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. (Vs 1, 2)

So many of us are ill prepared to rise to our calling, because so few know the truth. And if we don’t know it, how can we preach it? But this I do know, that there is a force at work in the Traditional Church today that refuses to accept the truth of God’s Word. They have even worked to abolish the truth by following a dark ages doctrine brought forth by the Roman Catholic Church. And that doctrine has been added to, by so-called theologians for the last 1800 years.

Lies have been passed down from generations of Pastors, Missionaries, and Evangelists, and many of them have taught the same false doctrine to those who follow them. Afraid they will offend those who are putting money in the offering plate they preach a sugar-coated gospel that wouldn’t cause anyone to fear God, any more than the Pillsbury doughboy. There are congregations who will not ask for the truth, because they don’t want to hear it.

After all who wants to hear that, “narrow is the way, and few will find it.” (Matthew 7:14)

And who wants to know that we ought to fear God, but love Him at the same time.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (Vs 3, 4)

Here we are, we have come full circle, to fulfil Paul’s prophecy.

We have come out of a Lawful assembly of true believers, and become a rabble who cannot tolerate obedience to Yahweh our Elohim / God.

He has spoken to His people about this very thing saying, “Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. (Proverbs 4:1, 2)

And how do we respond? I have had people actually try to tell me that the Law was nailed to the cross and abolished?

And they even make excuses for violating God’s Sabbath to keep the Pagan Sun-god sabbath on Sunday.

How incredibly naive they are! And would rather be flogged than read the scriptures.

God has promised that those of us who do not keep the Commandments will be cursed because we have left Him to worship some other god.

He said, “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 
27the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 
28and 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)

But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. (Vs. 5)

Do you call yourself an Evangelist, or a minister of God? Then you must know of the mantle you bear, and its responsibility. Please don’t mislead God’s Children.

Please my Christian friends, pray and ask the Father to give you the truth, there’s not much time left. And we must not be found bowing down to some other god.

The Apostle Paul Warned us about this very thing. Saying, 5Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? 
6And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 
7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 
8And 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. 
9The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 
10and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
11And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 

 12that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

And Christ Y’shua Himself warned us against false teachers. He said, 15“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 
16You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 
17Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 
18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 
19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 
20Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
(Matthew 7:15-20)

Therefore, Who’s voice will we listen to, the voice of liars, or the voice of the living Word of God?

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever