Following Christ!

Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 
28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

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, 
42and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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

Yahshua Christ had a lot to say about lawlessness, and to what end? He said over and over again that lawlessness will be the cause of our losing our salvation.

So, we can call on the name of Christ Yahshua all day long for a lifetime, but when judgment comes, we will all be judged by the Commandments of YHWH God. And if we are found to have violated His Commandments, that sin will be charged to us and we must answer for it!

Our eternal life will then be in jeopardy, because we have been found to be lawless.

Understand my friends that I am not saying that we can’t be excused for our lawless behavior. Our being forgiven requires that we repent / change. We must stop it, and return to the ancient way. Excuses will not help us!

For Christ will say to those who have been calling Him Lord, Lord, ‘‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’’

Now, many will say that we are not saved by the Law of God, even those who are keeping the law.

 But understand this, once you have been set apart by Yahshua for salvation, if we do not follow His Word, we will be turned away. We cannot come to Christ and then violate everything He stands for!

The Apostle John makes this very clear.

Saying: “This 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. 
If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” (1st John 1:5, 6)

And the Apostle Paul makes it even more clear saying, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?” (2nd Corinthians 6:14)

In other words, our Lawlessness is seen as unbelief.

So. continuing to violate God’s Sabbath, that my friends is the same as saying that we don’t love YHWH God. And continuing to Lie, cheat, lust, hate, and covet, then we are making a statement by our actions / deeds, that we do not love our neighbor as ourselves.

Matthew 24:12 “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”

There are huge numbers of people who are not living according to the teachings of Christ, although they profess His name. I’m not saying that they are bad people, but they just do not have a clear understanding of what Living as Christ means. How can we call Him Lord, and not follow His teachings?

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)

All I am saying here, is if you love Him, then follow in His footsteps, Keep the same Commandments that he kept. Listen to what He said, for He taught the commandments of YHWH God at every turn. And lived it as an example for us to follow.

Believe me when I repeat His words, “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

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