IS it possible that sincere people can be wrong? The answer yes!!
For example for many years I was wrong or in error (someone might want to mark that down-lol) about many things in what I believed to be what the scriptures were saying until (July of 2011) Yahweh God told me I was following traditions and commandments of men and not truly following His ways!! WOW what a shocker (I am so thankful He did that) – I was told to search the scriptures and confirm all my doctrine and beliefs with His word and be willing to let go of men's tradition and men's doctrine and to obey His commands.
(Now I will make a disclaimer – I am open for any correction if you believe I am in error but I am not interested in what you think or feel I want the scriptures to correct me to show me what you may believe to be in error)
So Yahweh reminded me of Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV)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. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Then he took me to Matthew 7: 21-23 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!’
God told me that His word does not contradict itself that we are the ones (Humans) that try to make it seem as if it does! So he said make sure you line up what you believe in His word without it contradicting any other scriptures!!
So let’s look at these two sets of scriptures Yahweh gave me and I pray that it will speak to you as it did me. First we are told in Matt 7:13-14 to Enter by the narrow gate then and I love this because the scriptures explain the scriptures He tells us why!! Because the wide gate is a broad way and leads to destruction and then He says many go this way? Then He says the narrow is difficult but it is the way that leads to life and FEW find it!!
I really should not have to explain this but just in case someone missed this understanding!! Yahweh is saying (Yahweh showed me that this includes the Church –body of Christ/Messiah) the way the majority of the world and the religious world go is the broad way and it leads to destruction!! It is the narrow path the Few that finds Life in other words the people who are not in the majority are the ones that will find life (those that truly are following His commands and not Man or a false God)
Remember it is Hosea said in 4:6 MY PEOPLE perish for lack of Knowledge
So how do we know if we are following man’s tradition or commands- He tells us one in the next set of Scriptures and it comes with a very scary warning!
Matt 7:21-23 not everyone who says LORD LORD ( Jesus, Y’shua, Master) shall enter the kingdom but only those who do the fathers will! So what is the Fathers will we get to that in a monument but next He (Y’shua) says many will say have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?
So here we have people prophesying, casting out demons, done many wonders in His name but listen to what He says I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
So these people who did all these things in (Jesus, Y’shua) name He says I never knew you depart from me –Why is it He never Knew them? He tells us you who practice lawlessness
The word lawlessness comes from Lexicon :: Strong's G458 – anomia and means (look it up yourself)
Did you catch that people who believed in His name confess His name did not enter because they continue to live a Lawlessness life! Being without Law, violation of law which is sin, wickedness! So the first Tradition or commandment of men Yahweh show me was that Most in Christianity the majority take the broad way that leads to destruction! Remember broad way is the majority narrow is the few!!
- the condition of without law
- because ignorant of it
- because of violating it
- contempt and violation of law, iniquity, wickedness
Most in Christianity has been taught that anything in the old testament is well it is old and not new so it does not apply to us that was for the Jews. Has been done away with nailed to the cross. Which when we take all of scriptures from Gen to Rev and make sure none of them contradict then we will see that is an error! We are told in 2Tim3:16-17 All Scripture (Old & New Testament) is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
What most say is we are not under the Law but Grace so we don’t have to follow Yahweh’s Law (for more info
later watch the video Law & Grace –) What this really means is that we are not under the punishment of breaking his law because of the Blood of the lamb who took that punishment for us!! But now we are free from sin to be able to follow His Law without the fear of when we miss it that we have to pay the price because the price has been paid!! Paul said Romans 3:31 (NKJV) 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
Let me take you back to Matt 7:23 ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ The one that don’t make it in the kingdom has this view I can live how I want I don’t need to follow Yahweh’s Law (Lawlessness) Now also lets remember that any true Born again believer will want to follow His Laws as this is exactly what the New covenant is about!
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
Hebrews 10:15-17 (NKJV)
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
This actually is an Old Testament verse!! So when we have God’s Spirit (Holy Spirt or in Hebrew the Rauch HaKodesh) we will want to follow Yahweh’s Laws because of the new Heart and Spirit He gives us! To prove this lets use some more New Testament scriptures about this!
Romans 8 1-11 1There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus/(Messiah Y’shua), who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus/(Messiah Y’shua) has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
This tells us that a person who walks after the flesh, the carnal minded (vs 7-8) is actually enmity against God.
Enmity means -the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
Then it says- it is not subject to the laws of God because it can’t be and they cannot please God! Now let’s be Sherlock Holmes and investigate what this means. (Watson) If the person who walks in the flesh the one who is carnally minded cannot please God and He is not subject to the Law of God
Subject come from Lexicon :: Strong's G5293 – hypotassÃ´ meaning Outline of Biblical Usage
So those who walk in the flesh and are carnal minded do not follow God’s law!! Then that means Those who walk in the Spirit are those who follow His laws (a brilliant deduction Watson) And to give another scripture to confirm this understanding is when Paul said He serves the Law of God.
- to arrange under, to subordinate
- to subject, put in subjection
- to subject one's self, obey
- to submit to one's control
- to yield to one's admonition or advice
- to obey, be subject
Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ/Y’shua Messiah our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (read all of chapter 7)
So we have learned that all scriptures should be followed and that most Christian say they do but believe they do not need to follow God’s Law or (Old Testament)! Now let’s make it Clear we are saved by Grace not or works that no man may boast!! But that does not mean we can live a life of Lawlessness as we have already establish!
One reason this is so important is that Y’shua said Mark 7:7, "And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." When we follow the commandments of men instead of God's instructions, our worship becomes vain. If our worship is vain, it is empty, hollow, and useless. It will do us no good. If it is vain, it would be as though we had not worshipped God at all and we will be lost. When we worship in the way "we want" then God is dishonored and insulted.
When we worship the way God has told us in His word, God is honored and glorified.
John 4:24, "God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." To worship in truth is to worship as the word of God directs. Y’shua said in John 17:17, "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth." Since the word of God is truth, when we worship God in truth, we worship Him according to His word. The only way God will accept our worship is to follow His directions in the Bible.
When people are ignorant of God's directions on how He is to be worshipped, they wander in spiritual darkness. Our Lord says in Matthew 15:14, "And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch." We must first have a desire to know the truth of God's will and then be willing to change when we find we are wrong and are not worshipping according to His truth.
(Y’shua) says in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." Only the truth can make us free, otherwise we are still under the bondage of sin. We may be sincere in our worship, and we must be, but if we do not worship God "in truth", that is as God directs, then our worship will be vain and unacceptable to God.
Also if we try to worship God "in truth" but not "in spirit", that is not with the proper motive of honoring God and with reverence, then we are just practicing ritualism and our heart is far from it. This type of worship is also vain and unacceptable to God, for Y'shua says in Matthew 15:8, "These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me." We must worship God both in spirit and in truth.
It seems the reason that so many professing Christians embrace the false teachings of so many powerful “churchmen” is so that they can keep the traditions that they have grown so fond of and have come to love so much. But Y’shua made it very clear that manmade traditions are very dangerous. As in Mark 7 verse 13, “Making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which you have delivered [handed down]: and many such like things you do.”
Since the traditions of men make the Word of God of none effect, this makes the traditions of men one of the most dangerous if not the most dangerous enemy of the Christian faith. Let’s look in the Amplified translation: Mark 7:10-13 (AMP)
“For Moses said, Honor (revere with tenderness of feeling and deference) your father and your mother, and, He who curses or reviles or speaks evil of or abuses or treats improperly his father or mother, let him surely die. But [as for you] you say, A man is exempt if he tells [his] father or [his] mother, What you would otherwise have gained from me [everything I have that would have been of use to you] is Corban, that is, is a gift [already given as an offering to God], Then you no longer are permitting him to do anything for [his] father or mother [but are letting him off from helping them]. Thus you are nullifying and making void and of no effect [the authority of] the Word of God through your tradition, which you [in turn] hand on. And many things of this kind you are doing.”
In context, we see here that the traditions of men spoken of in the previous passage of Scripture are referring to the practices of the Pharisees who chose to teach their manmade traditions instead of teaching simple obedience to God’s Word in the area of the care owed by children to their aging fathers and mothers. The Pharisees taught that a man was exempt from his obligation to financially help his father and mother if he already gave money to the temple treasury (Corban). Y’shua said at the end of verse 13 that there were other similar things that they were doing.
It is no mystery how the Word of God is actually nullified and made of none effect. Obviously we see here that what causes this monumental problem is man’s word being taught and observed instead of God’s Word being taught and obeyed. Today we see this problem on an epidemic level. Christians are regularly instructed to obey the complex and confusing teachings of men rather than the clear and obvious teachings of the Bible. Most commands in the Word of God are so simple that even a child can understand them.
Yet counterfeit leaders pull off their con rather effectively by convincing their followers that their typically complicated teachings (of men) are actually the teachings of the Bible when in fact they are not. They do this by twisting Scriptures and lifting verses out of context in order to make theses verses look like they are saying something that the Bible does not say.
Many Christians, who follow the traditions of men, have no clue that their worship of God is done in vain. Ironically and hypocritically, they sing songs of worship to God while their give their allegiance and obedience to men and to their false teachings.
So what are some other Tradition or commandment of Men does most Christians follow- I also did follow tradition of men and commands of men for 14 years, so I understand how much of what I am revealing is hard for some as it goes against our carnal fleshly mind!! Actually I am not revealing it I am sharing what Yahweh revealed to me!!
I am going to make a list (it will be on going) and then cover each one so you can go to the ones you want! I suggest reading them all so you can begin to search the truth for yourself! Just click on the heading to go to the teaching!
Holidays of men or Holy Days of Yahweh! – Most Christians follow the Holidays of men instead of The Holy days of scripture as they believe the Feast in the Bible are for the Jews –which is not True!
Example of Man Made Holidays – Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, Lent, and the list goes on (none of these are in scriptures)
Example of Yahweh’s Feast (Holy Days) – Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks ( Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great day –Are which are in scriptures and Y’shua and the Disciples followed
Food -Clean and unclean (Dietary Laws) – Most Christians believe they can eat whatever they want! But that is not what scriptures really say in the Old & New Testament!
Ten Commandments & Sabbath- Most Christian will say we should follow the Ten Commandments except when we get to the Forth one- (Remember the Sabbath) Some Christian think someone how Y’shua or the Disciple change the Sabbath from the Seventh day to the First day this is nowhere in scriptures! You be surprised to find out that the Roman Catholic Church Changed it and are proud of it!
More to Come!!! Also if you have a Tradition of men or commandment of men I need to mention.
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