Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) is the light that drives out the darkness. The darkness must flee from the presence of God (Yahovah the LORD).
“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he hall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of Yahovah shall flourish in the courts of our God.” – Psalm 92:12-13
Have you made the Sabbath a part of your life? The LORD promises a blessing for those who observe His commandment to rest on the seventh day (Saturday) of the week. God promised to bless those who honor the special day that He sanctified from creation. The Sabbath is a sign between you and your God.
“They shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and green: to show that the LORD is upright…” – Psalm 92:13-15
Do you want to be like the palm tree that is blessed and thrives and continues to bring much fruit in its old age? Start keeping God’s seventh-day Sabbath this week. It begins at sundown on Friday nights, and ends at sundown on Saturday nights. According to God’s reckoning of time for a twenty-four hour day, the new day always begins at sundown. The first book of the Bible records this method of keeping time, and God’s people have been practicing this method of reckoning for thousands of years.
“And the evening and the morning were the first day.” – Genesis 1:5
May God bless you with His wonderful presence this Sabbath.
Pastor Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
Many born-again, Spirit-filled believers in Jesus Christ [the Messiah] are rediscovering the validity and blessing of keeping the original Saturday Sabbath. In order to receive the blessings of the Sabbath, every follower of Jesus needs to consecrate this holy day each week to God, alter their accustomed behavior of Sunday-keeping, and resist the pressures of the world to conform to their system of reckoning days and time.
In my own walk with their Lord, this occurred a number of years ago when I became a devoted Bible student. Prior to my discovery of the true Sabbath day, I was a regular Sunday-keeper. I had been saved and born-again into a mainline denominational church and nurtured by the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. But as I grew older and wiser as a follower of Jesus, I began to discover inconsistencies in what my church was teaching and what the Bible actually said. The Holy Spirit, which indwells us and guides into all truth, is the greatest teacher of all (John 15:26, 16:8, 1 John 2:27). He, who Jesus called “The Spirit of Truth” began to give me new revelations that I never knew before, and thereby furthered the perfecting of my knowledge of Christ.
“And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that says, I know Him, and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keeps His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby we know that we are in Him.” – 1 John 2:3-5
One of the inconsistencies that my church was erroneously teaching, was the abrogation of the fourth commandment, namely, the sanctity of the Saturday Sabbath. I could not understand how my church claimed they believed in the Ten Commandments, but at the same time disregarded the commandment to keep the seventh day of the week holy (Exodus 20:8-11).
When I ask the pastor of my church regarding this fault, I was told that the original seventh day of rest and worship was replaced by the first day of the week (Sunday) under the New Testament. “Where does it say that in the Bible?”, I asked. My pastor replied, “Well, it doesn’t really say that in the Bible, it is simply a doctrine that our denomination believes.” I thanked the pastor for his honesty, but I decided to study further on this subject for myself and prayerfully come to my own conclusion.
Sabbath-keepers vs. Sunday-keepers
As I prayed and sought the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit, I eventually came to the personal conviction that God has never authorized anyone to change the Ten Commandments, and therefore, the seventh day of the week (Saturday) Sabbath was still God’s designated holy day. I also discovered that keeping the Sabbath is an outward sign that I belong to God.
“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Yahovah that does sanctify you.” – Exodus 31:13
“Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Yahovah that sanctify them.” – Ezekiel 20:12
“And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that you may know that I am Yahovah your God.” – Ezekiel 20:20
Not only are we to keep the original Saturday Sabbath in obedience to God’s commandment, but it also becomes a “sign” that we are God’s elect people – saved, sanctified and set apart from the rest of humanity. Sabbath-keepers distinguish themselves from Sunday-keepers as a sign that we belong to God and to manifest His righteousness and glory.
Today, those who keep the Sabbath are no longer limited to odd Christian fringe groups such as the Seventh-Day Adventists and others. More and more believers within mainstream Christianity are rediscovering the sanctity and blessing of Sabbath observance. Numerous individual believers, religious groups, Bible scholars and church leaders are now taking a fresh look at Sabbath observance. Many of these have also ceased the unbiblical practice of Sunday-keeping in place of the true Sabbath.
If you would like to study further on this subject of keeping the fourth commandment, write us for our free booklet, “The Blessings of the Sabbath” by Pastor Luis Yosefus. We know that God will bless you with greater wisdom and understanding of His Word as you endeavor to place truth above tradition, and learn to “think outside of the box” of pop religion.
In the Master’s service,
As sure as the sun rises every day and the springtime refreshes the earth each year by the seeds that we sow into the ground, the day is coming when the Creator of heaven and earth, Yahovah God, will bring forth an everlasting harvest of righteous mankind from all the nations and peoples. They will give Him the Glory and thanksgiving and praise that He alone deserves. They will also qualify to live in God’s eternal home where joy, rest and peace abide forever.
God is our heavenly Father.
He does not focus on our faults and shortcomings, but prefers to see the potential for good that He has implanted in each and every one of us. These divine seeds God has sown in such rich soil spring up freely, strongly, and constantly. As His redeemed children, He patiently prunes away our unproductive character traits and carefully cultivates the best parts that will yield the most good fruit.
One of the glorious attributes of the true God is that He regards the needs of all His creatures and things. Whether poor or rich, famous or obscure, we are never forgotten by our Heavenly Father. Jesus said that He remembers the falling sparrow, and hears the young ravens when they cry. Are you and I not of more worth than these?
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31
“[Even] When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” – Psalm 27:10
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
Becoming a Child of God.
We become a child of God by placing our trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives so that our sins can be forgiven and removed and our spirits regenerated. God receives us into His family, one by one, by the dual process of (1) spiritual birth and (2) adoption into His family. Each one of us must therefore make a choice to belong to Him and to benefit from His covenant care and love.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a son or daughter of God, and enjoy the privilege and honor of becoming part of God’s family, click here. God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah, so that all who believe, trust, and rely upon Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
Years ago before I received Jesus as my Savior and Lord, I experimented with other religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age Metaphysics, the Occult, and others. One of the common threads of all these false religions was the prevalent teaching that “All paths lead to God. It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe in god.” Nothing could be further from the truth; there is only ONE GOD and only ONE WAY to find Him – through Jesus Christ His Son.
When I became a Christian and began to closely study the Bible. I realized that I had been deceived for many years by these counterfeit religious ideologies that had claimed to show me the way to God. Even today, I often come across Muslims, for instance, who tell me, “You and I worship the same god. “Allah” is the same god as your Christian God.” I quickly correct them, “No He is not! The God of the Jews and Christians is not the same god you Muslims worship. The true God, Creator of the universe is not Allah, but Yahovah. You are worshipping a false god, I’m sorry to say.” Muslims usually get offended when they hear this, but the truth is often hard to swallow. Afterwards I always pray for their blinded eyes to be opened.
God’s way is narrow. Jesus is the only way.
Yahovah God sent His only begotten Son into the world to be the sacrificial Pesach (Passover) Lamb that can take away our sins and reconcile us to the true and only God.
You can follow some other (false) god if you wish, but there is only one true way to God – through His Son Jesus Christ the Messiah. Jesus Himself declared, “…No man comes to the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6). Perhaps you may think that is dogmatic and narrow. I have to admit that it is; but it’s also the truth. It’s the only kind of belief system that will bring you to God.
Now, you don’t have to follow the narrow road to salvation; you’re free to follow the broad road that most people are traveling to destruction. God allows you to reject the truth and believe anything you wish, or following any other (false) religion you prefer to His. God won’t stop you from making a mistake (that is where your free will comes in). But if you want to follow the only true way to God, you have to get on the right path or you’ll be lost. That’s just the way it is. Yahovah God has decreed that there is only one right way – through Jesus His Son.
We cannot be saved by our own good works either.
Performing good deeds and keeping the laws of God are always important, but they still cannot save us. They can never produce the absolute perfect righteousness that God requires. Only Jesus was sinless and perfect; His imputed righteousness through faith is what saves us.
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” -Titus 3:5.
It is by “grace through faith in Jesus that we are saved. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” – Ephesians 2:8,9.
The minute you and I place our faith in Jesus’ substitionary death on our behalf, the way to God is open. It is the only way we can be saved.
Anyone can come.
Jesus invited everyone to come to salvation. He said, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” – John 7:37. This is an all-inclusive invitation to all human beings. None are excluded except those who exclude themselves. The Lord Jesus gives only one condition: “If any man thirst.” If you’re thirsting for the truth and the only true God, He asks you to simply come to Him. He is the only One that can satisfy you.
Prayer of Salvation:
Pray this prayer right now with all sincerity….
“Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, the Messiah of both Jews and Gentiles. I believe that you sacrificed your life on the cross of Calvary to pay the penalty for my sins. I repent of my sins; please forgive me. Today, I receive you as my Savior and Lord. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to live my life for You, from this day forth, amen.”
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Grant Jeffrey: “Could the future Antichrist claim to be the Christian Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, the Islamic Mahdi, the Buddhist Maitreya and the Hindu Kalki all at the same time? Could this be what happens when all of the major religions merge into the one world religion prophesied in the book of Revelation?”
“Then the multitudes of people that went ahead of Jesus and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is He that comes in the name of the LORD [Yahovah}! Hosanna in the highest!” – Matthew 21:9 (JCV)
Hosanna is a Christianized form of the Hebrew word Hoshana. It is a combination of the words Yahsha (help, succor, rescue, save, deliver) and na (please, I pray now, I beseech you). In the Jewish context, it was originally a cry to God for help, “Save, please!” (Psalm 118:25) but later on it took on a broader meaning. Over the centuries the phrase hoshiya na stopped being a cry for help in the ordinary language of the Jews. Instead it became a shout of hope and exultation. Gradually it came to mean, “Salvation! has come!”
When Jesus was in the center of the procession, the people all around him were shouting, “Salvation has come! Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Praise God in highest heaven!”
It is the excitement of a heart that sees hope and joy and salvation on the way and can’t keep it in. So “Hosanna!” means, “Hooray for salvation! It’s coming! It’s here! The Son of David [Jesus] is our salvation! Hooray for the king! Salvation belongs to the king!”
– Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
Have you received Jesus the Messiah as your Savior, Deliverer and King? If not, click below to find out more about God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ His Son.
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Hosanna by Hillsong United
El Shaddai in Hebrew means “the Almighty” and powerful Yahovah God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. He is the only One and True God, Creator and Lord of the universe. Worship Him today.
– Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
Thanks to David Filcon’s translations of Hebrew terms: El Shaddai: God Almighty, El Elyon: The Most High God, na Adonai: O Lord, Erkahmka: we will love You.
Written by Michael Card and John Thompson
Sung live byAmy Grant
El Shaddai, El Shaddai,
Erkamka na Adonai,
We will praise and lift You high,
Through the years You’ve made it clear,
That the time of Christ was near,
Though the people couldn’t see
What Messiah ought to be.
Though Your Word contained the plan,
They just could not understand
Your most awesome work was done
Through the frailty of Your Son.
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