- Day 85 -
Don't Fall Away: Let Him Who Thinks He Stands Take Heed Lest He Fall
1 Corinthians 10:12
At the close of this age, YAHveh says through our Messiah YAHshua, “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light” (Luke 8:17). “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of YAHveh; and that He may send YAHshua, the Messiah appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things…” (Acts 3:19-21).
YAHveh’s remnant is dedicated to the restoration and rebuilding of the ancient foundations of pure, uncompromised biblical truths, Old and New Testaments, both as one book whose author is YAHveh the Holy One of Israel who inspired the prophets, apostles, and disciples. Religious tradition is an enemy to YAHveh’s truth, and YAHshua is truth. So religious tradition is an archenemy to YAHshua, the Redeemer and Savior of our souls. A religious system that is not solely based on the truth is a camouflaged snare and trap of the enemy. It is a ploy of deception. “[Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44 NIV).
“The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). Paul says, “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV).
There is a counterfeit move of the spirit out there—and it’s not YAHshua’s Spirit. The father of it is the spirit of the ancient serpent who has been trying to deceive the inhabitants of the earth since the Garden of Eden. The “religious system” is part of Satan’s masterpiece. He is masterful at creating unholy mixtures.
A form of religion, of which the majority of the traditionally religious partake, is going to come down. It is like the whitewashed bulging walls that Isaiah and Ezekiel spoke of (Isaiah 30:13 and Ezekiel 13:10-11). YAHveh has seen what mankind has built and “Unless YAHveh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…” (Psalm 127:1). He will build His temple of living stones, of people who have counted the cost and have come out of this world and uphold and highly esteem the blood that has redeemed them. They will walk in a manner worthy of His high calling, to be holy because YAHveh is holy, and to obey YAHveh’s Commandments and precepts at any cost through the power of the Spirit of Truth.
Unless we are willing to do that, we are in a religious club. We are in the large outer court who are uncircumcised in heart and give more lip service than obedience to the One who requires righteousness rather than religious rituals. We must get serious because there is a chasm, and it is getting broader and broader between the righteous and the religious, between those who want the truth that sets them free to worship the Father in His Spirit and those who do not.
I beseech you, friend, seek YAHveh through His word and learn to have your mind filled, renewed, and transformed by the truth. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of YAHveh is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2).
Beloved, we are at the last hour: “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray” (1 Peter 4:7 NIV). We are told to“find out what pleases YAHveh” (Ephesians 5:10), as revealed in His Old and New Testaments as one book—the complete revelation of eternal truth. Paul the great Apostle said, “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Messiah (Christ)” (2 Corinthians 10:5). We are to take our own thoughts and what seems right to others and ourselves captive to the obedience of YAHshua. Our Savior is training us by His spirit to walk in the truth on paths of righteousness that come from knowing the Righteous One and His word.
We need to make sure that any seeds of deception are not so rooted in our hearts that we have religious pride, as the Pharisees of old, that YAHshua was so adamant against. YAHshua is asking us, “Do you really want the truth or you love your religious traditions more than you love the uncompromised word of My Father?”